Etisalat Group and URFILEZ bring On the Go Music Streaming APP in 18 Countries
New York, NY — Jan 23, 2012 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) — Etisalat group the largest telecommunications provider in the Middle East , Asia and Africa has partnered with UrFilez, an international leading digital music provider, to roll-out the first music streaming APP in 18 countries ( where Etisalat operate in ) to empower Etisalat`s mobile phone subscribers to get unlimited music on the Go.
The first phase of the project will be roll-out in Nigeria and Tanzania and the rest markets to follow. With this partnership Etisalat `s subscribers will be at the forefront of digital music technology and can easily tap into a rich variety of regional and international music by all major record labels.
The Music App is available on multiple platforms and devices, including iPhone, Blackberry, and Android phones. The app can be easily downloaded from online stores such as Apple’s AppStore, Android Marketplace and UrFilez.com.
Essa Al Haddad — Etisalat group chief commercial officer commenting on this partnership and said “in most of emerging markets, people under the age of 25 make up 50% or more of the total population. That means fresh and cool content and applications are on high demand via mobile, audio and video entertainment and social networking.”
He added:” the growing needs for information and the low PC and Internet penetration rate in these markets make wireless Internet access via mobile devices a much more viable solution. Consequently partnering with a leading digital music company like UrFilez will provide our subscribers round the globe with access to the music they covet and on the Go.”
Hassan Miah, the co-founder and CEO of Urfilez highlighted “The demand for mobile content including music in emerging markets is growing at enormous rate year on a year. The emerging markets seek access to the latest music experiences that are exploding in the western markets. “With the UrFilez Music App, not only can users stream music 24/7 without having to compromise their budget, but they can access unlimited music anywhere they Go.”
Miah added, “We are excited to partner with a company like Etisalat for their strong presence in emerging markets and the state of art of infrastructure the company has to deploy and enable access to these APPs.”
He concluded “The UrFilez Music App uses a ground-breaking music recommendation engine that analyzes the beat, tempo and genre of the music being played and allows users to access a library of millions of songs in a personalized music experience. Moreover with a simple tap on the screen users can tell the app which tracks they “like” and “dislike.” Based on this influence, it automatically chooses similar music and personalizes their radio channel according to their taste in music.”
Strong commitment to excellence and innovation has seen Etisalat become one of the world’s fastest-growing telecom groups, rapidly expanding across Asia and Africa. Its UAE operations, strategically located at the crossroads of East and West, enables Etisalat to be the major hub in the Middle East for Internet, voice, broadcast, roaming and corporate data services. Etisalat has been recognised as ‘Best Operator’ 10 times since 2006 and ‘Best Wholesale Provider’ four times in the last three years. Servicing over 140 million customers in 18 countries Etisalat continues to reach out to new customers and markets.
With an experienced team of technology and music experts across the globe, UrFilez has developed a number of innovative digital music platforms for both mobile and web users. With offices in New York City, USA, and the Middle East, UrFilez offers licensed music from all the major labels and is the leading company offering DRM-free MP3 service and cloud based music services in the emerging markets. The company’s innovative music applications have enabled them to forge partnerships with international telcos such as Batelco, Zain and Etisalat. For more information, please visit www.urfilez.com.