SOURCE: One Horizon Group, Inc.

One  Horizon Group, Inc.

July 19, 2016 07:28 ET

One Horizon Group's China Mobile VoIP Telco Application, Aishuo, Surpasses 37 Million Downloads and Launches New Traveler SIM Card

LIMERICK, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Jul 19, 2016) - One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, today announced that its business-to-consumer ('B2C') mobile telco VoIP service in China, Aishuo, has surpassed 37 million subscriber downloads and is expanding its offering for travelers with the introduction of a mobile phone SIM card.

The Aishuo application consumes the lowest amount of mobile data as compared to any voice over IP service in China, allowing travelers to make a phone call or SMS for a fraction of normal roaming fees. Competing bandwidth-hungry VoIP apps can chew through consumer data plans at home, and more importantly abroad. Therefore, what may seem like a free call may end up costing significantly more. Earlier this year Aishuo teamed up with numerous data-roaming SIM card providers around the world to offer consumers a direct, inside-Aishuo-app purchase of a SIM card that is delivered to your door before you leave on vacation. Simple to use, easy to pay for, and greatly reduces customers' mobile communication charges when traveling. This is a unique and powerful combination for the Chinese traveler.

According to the China Tourism Research Institute, China had 120 million outbound visitors in 2015 and spent 104.5 billion US dollars1. Aishuo has already launched SIM cards for tourists bound for Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam and will continue to add destinations for our consumers as our service grows throughout 2016 and 2017.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, "Using our proprietary VoIP platform combined with a data-roaming SIM card allows travelers to talk for as little as one US cent per minute while roaming. Our consumers are quickly educated that Aishuo typically consumes 10x less mobile data than our competitors, large and small. Other mobile VoIP solutions that travelers choose appear to offer free VoIP calls, for example a Skype-to-Skype call or a WeChat call, but because of the high mobile data-consumption the cost is significantly more than zero. The Chinese traveler VoIP vertical is critical for One Horizon. We have established ourselves, generating revenue, in the high growth VoIP market of China. We are truly unique in this marketplace and making significant progress in a short amount of time."

Aishuo is available as a FREE download in over 25 smartphone App stores including Apple's iTunes, Baidu's 91.com and Baidu.com, the Tencent App store MyApp.com, 360 Qihoo store 360.cn and Xiaomi on mi.com. Aishuo supports all major Chinese mobile payment platforms including China UnionPay, Apple In-App Purchases, Alibaba's Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Wallet providing subscribers with convenient options to purchase credit.

1 https://www.travelchinaguide.com/tourism/2015statistics/outbound.htm

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) is a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 37 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world's most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://www.onehorizongroup.com.

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