SOURCE: One Horizon Group, Inc.

One  Horizon Group, Inc.

December 18, 2014 08:30 ET

One Horizon Group's Software Expected to Launch With Device Operating Systems in First Quarter 2015

Telecom Operators to Provide Further Branding and Innovation to Customers via One Horizon Software

BAAR, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - One Horizon Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), which develops and licenses bandwidth efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") platform for smart phones, announced today that its "Horizon Platform" will be launched into end markets in the first quarter of 2015 as a standard feature built within operating systems of handheld devices.

Tier 1 Telecom operators, including Smartfren Telcom, Tbk in Indonesia and the Philippines, will make One Horizon software available to customers as a standard feature upon activation of devices. This will give users the ability to acquire a free virtual SIM, a unique identifier that allows for calls from 'application to application' or 'application to landline/mobile phones,' by simply registering the App. Having the App on the device eliminates the step of the user needing to seek out and download the App. It is anticipated that Smartfren Telcom will target to pre-install the smartcall app in more than 4 million units of their Andromax phones in 2015.

"Operators will now be able to leverage their broad handset distribution to drive the adoption of our technology to given verticals. Operators will benefit from lower mobile-spectrum consumption per call while delivering innovation on their own branded network," stated CEO Brian Collins. "Various websites will be promoting the branded App and instructing subscribers on where to top-up. We expect increased downloads as the marketing and promotion engines of these operators ramp up over the coming weeks and months."

About One Horizon Group:
One Horizon Group Inc.'s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Baar, which develops and markets one of the world's most bandwidth-efficient mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data applications including messaging and mobile advertising. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. For more information on the Company and its products and services, please visit http://www.onehorizongroup.com

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