AOL and Zed announced today that both companies will work together to promote their mobile products on their respective European and U.S. mobile and Internet sites. Under the agreement, Zed’s products will be promoted within AOL’s WAP portal in the U.S. as well as within AOL’s desktop destinations in Europe. Zed will promote AOL’s mobile products through its marketing channels in Europe.
“This deal with Zed gives us a great pan-European partner,” said Chris Locke, Director of Mobile for AOL Europe. “2008 is going to be an exciting year for AOL Mobile in Europe, and we’re thrilled to have Zed working with us to distribute our products.”
Santiago Corredoira, Business Development Corporate Director of Zed, commented: “This agreement between the two pioneers of the Internet and mobile industries represents a significant step towards the future of mobile. The alliance will significantly increase the value of the two brands on both sides of the Atlantic, making it a win-win situation for each party involved. We are working hard to make this the first milestone of a wider partnership with one of the online services global leaders.”
Zed develops and markets entertainment and community products and services for mobile and the Internet. The company is the leading mobile value-added services (MVAS) player in the world in terms of revenue and geographical footprint. Zed operates in more than 50 countries, including Europe’s largest markets, USA and China and holds agreements with more than 100 wireless carriers operators all over the world.