T-Mobile UK launches connected gaming on the Terraplay Global Gaming Network

Stockholm 2007-02-26. T-Mobile in the United Kingdom has entered into a partnership with Terraplay to operate a community gaming service with subscription, rental and pay-per-play billing on the Terraplay Global Gaming Network.

T-Mobile has signed an agreement with Terraplay to run a new community service for connected gaming. The service provides T-Mobile with an operator branded community portal for all connected games and also includes flexible in-game billing enabling new pricing models such as rental and pay-per-play allowing their customers to enjoy gaming at prices from as little as 50p. In addition the service will feature multiplayer gaming, competitions, tournaments and end user loyalty schemes. The connected component of this service is also shared with other operators allowing cross operator game play and interaction. The initial line up for launch includes games from over ten leading publishers, with several large branded titles being announced soon.

“We are currently seeing a strong surge of interest in connected gaming and our Global Gaming Network proposition, from all over the world. We are actively solving a clear need from the industry for a federating partner who can provide not only an open and flexible community platform but also allow for cross-operator gaming and in-game billing. We welcome the addition of T-Mobile to our service.” says Sven Hålling, CEO of Terraplay Systems.

“By partnering with Terraplay we are able to introduce new innovative and flexible billing models providing an exciting community game zone around our games portfolio. We were looking for an open cross operator service, and using the Terraplay Global Gaming Network we also make it very easy for our content providers as they only need to adapt their games once. We hope that many other operators will join as soon as possible to grow the gamer base even further,” says Neil Holroyd, UK Games Manager at T-Mobile International UK Ltd.

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