ROK Global PLC, the UK-based mobile and web technology, applications and services company, has announced further deployments of its ‘Soccer Alerts’ subscription service with Mobile Operators Zain and STC in Saudi Arabia, Qtel in Qatar and Zain in Bahrain.
These deployments are in addition to similar subscription services deployed by ROK in April 2011 to Airtel in Nigeria and Zain in Jordan and Iraq.
Designed to provide near-live updates, news and scores from all the major soccer leagues to subscribers mobile phones via SMS, ROK’s Soccer Alert service is charged at between USD $0.50c and $1.00 per week depending on the market.
Furthermore, ROK has also deployed its ‘Comics’ application subscription service for mobile phones to Dialog in Sri Lanka and to Airtel in Bangladesh.
“We’ve developed several hugely engaging and user-friendly entertainment applications for mobile phones using SMS and WAP technologies which we license to Mobile Operators around the world” said Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Global. “And, of course, we are fully prepared to deploy these services on a global scale, territory to territory and Operator to Operator.”
Listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ROK Global PLC was co-founded by US Billionaire John Paul DeJoria and UK-based serial technology-specialist entrepreneur, Jonathan Kendrick.
In addition to being the co-founder of ROK, John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products which achieve in-salon retail sales of approximately US $800m annually through more than 100,000 salons worldwide. John Paul is also co-founder of Patron Tequila, the world’s leading premium tequila brand.
ROK has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space including high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi), as well as mobile security technologies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies.
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