Qpass’ Claudia Pöpperl Elected as Vice Chair of the Mobile Entertainment Forum
Evolution of mobile entertainment services industry aided by Qpass participation
London, UK. – July 6, 2005 – Qpass®, whose software powers the marketplace for digital media and services, today announced that Claudia Pöpperl, Director of Marketing, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Global Board of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). Eric Harber, Vice President, Corporate Development at Qpass is currently serving on the MEF Americas board and will continue in that role.
The Mobile Entertainment Forum is a global trade association representing more than 80 companies internationally to promote the development of the mobile entertainment industry. Mobile entertainment is comprised of mobile services such as video, music, ringtones, games and graphics. Recent achievements of the MEF include establishing both a UK and a German ringtone chart; collaborating on a ringtone chart in the US with Billboard magazine; development of an industry wide code of conduct; and initiatives involving copyright and digital right issues for mobile network operators and service providers.
”The full potential for delivering rich entertainment offerings to mobile subscribers can only be achieved if today’s business ecosystem is made more efficient. The Mobile Entertainment Forum is an important catalyst for developing this ecosystem of new entertainment services for mobile phones and other devices. I am pleased to continue my involvement with the MEF as a representative of Qpass and as an advocate for the mobile entertainment industry,” said Claudia Pöpperl, Director of Marketing at Qpass.
Qpass software powers the marketplace for digital media and services by efficiently managing the entire digital supply chain over any network and any type of device. The Qpass product line includes the Content Delivery Platform, Service Management Platform, Payment Server, and MultiMedia Album. Today this infrastructure powers a digital services marketplace for operators reaching more than 145 million subscribers globally, generating hundreds of millions in revenues. Qpass software works as an overlay to existing business systems including provisioning, billing and CRM, speeding service innovation and providing greater flexibility for new offers.
Qpass customers include mobile operators Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile International (UK, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands,Croatia and Czech Republic), US Cellular, ONE, Nextel, ALLTEL, Vodafone Ireland, and Boost Mobile; as well as leading consumer portals such as Yahoo! UK and Germany, uboot (www.uboot.com) and SMS.at (www.sms.at). Today more than 300 content providers and aggregators are integrated through Qpass software, providing access to more than 500,000 applications to end-users in the U.S. and Europe. Qpass global headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, with European headquarters in Vienna, Austria. For more information on the company, visit www.qpass.com.
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