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Press Release -- February 26th, 2015
Source: GENBAND
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Snail Selects GENBAND fring on Kandy Over-the-Top Application to Power Award-winning Mobile Network

fring delivers advanced video, voice, chat, conferencing and texting capabilities to Snail new Mobile Virtual Network Service

Frisco, TX, February 26, 2015 – GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Snail, a leading global online gaming developer and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), has selected the fring on Kandy Over-the-Top (OTT) application to provide a suite of rich communications services for its new mobile network. Leveraging the fring on Kandy application, Snail customers can use video, voice, chat, SMS, conferencing and text messaging to cost-effectively communicate via its mobile service.  The advanced OTT solution reduces roaming costs for Snail subscribers by moving voice and video sessions away from radio access networks and routing them over the Internet, where interconnection and call completion economics are more attractive.

“Snail is continually looking to differentiate our services in the marketplace. We wanted to provide our customers with an enhanced communications experience that was not only rich with features such as video and texting, but also affordable,” said Anne Chen, President of Snail Mobile “We selected the fring on Kandy solution for several strategic reasons including GENBAND’s global scale and the market-proven fring OTT solution. We also see a number of opportunities and synergies where the Kandy platform can enhance some of our core gaming solutions.”

Key takeaways

  • Snail, based in Suzhou, China with offices in the US, has published over 50 digital products, providing entertainment to 85 million users in over 100 countries and regions.
  • In 2014, Snail was granted a Mobile Virtual Network Operators license allowing the company to offer mobile services.
  • Snail Mobile provides mobile network services throughout China and has been recognized for its sustainable MVNO business model and innovations in data services.
  • GENBAND’s fring on Kandy OTT solution offers applications that deliver advanced real time communications capabilities to Snail’s MVNO portfolio.

“Snail is committed to providing innovative mobility solutions to its rapidly growing customer base. We are pleased they have selected our fring on Kandy OTT solution to offer their customers the ultimate communications experience,” said Paul Pluschkell, GENBAND’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Cloud Services. “fring on Kandy allows Mobile Virtual Network Operators, such as Snail, the ability to quickly deploy white-labeled voice, video, chat and conferencing services to improve customer offerings and dramatically extend their reach.”

fring Differentiators

  • Extend an operator’s “coverage” beyond the physical reach of their network and reach a user over any IP network anywhere in the world.
  • A white label service that allows carriers and MVNOs to launch their own brand of OTT service for telephony and other communications services.
  • Ease of bundling new free or premium services to existing service plans.
  • A multi-device solution that is optimized for mobile.
About Snail

Snail, a part of Suzhou Snail Digital Technology Co Ltd, has been a pioneer in the Chinese digital technology and entertainment industry since its founding in 2000. The company has developed and published over 50 digital products, providing entertainment to 85 million users in over 100 countries and regions.

As the mobile era continues to accelerate, Snails aims to expand the scope of gaming through innovations in software, hardware, and telecommunications.

Snail Mobile was founded in January of 2014 to provide mobile network services throughout China. It has received recognition for its sustainable MNVO business model and innovations in data services.

For more information, please visit http://www.snail.com/en/.

About Kandy

GENBAND’s Kandy communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a real time software development platform, built from GENBAND’s core communications, presence, security and real time technologies. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, companies of all sizes and types can quickly integrate real time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes. For more information visit kandy.io.

About GENBAND fring on Kandy

GENBAND fring on Kandy enables peer-to-peer voice and video calls, chat and conferencing as well as telephony services such as outgoing and incoming calls and SMS. The fring solution leverages the mobile phone's internet connection to create these communication experiences. GENBAND’s fring service is available on all major Smartphones & tablets (including iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, Android and Nokia), on any mobile service provider, and any mobile Internet connection (3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE). For more information visithttp://www.genband.com/kandyfring

GENBAND is a global leader in real time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit www.genband.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon and Kandy are trademarks of GENBAND.

Company Contacts:
Dennis Watson
GENBAND US PR
+1 (972) 521 5921
Dennis.Watson@genband.com

Catherine Berthier
GENBAND International PR
+1 (646) 741 1974
catherine.berthier@genband.com

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