A week since Nimbuzz struck a major distribution deal with StudiVZ, Germany’s largest social network and started offering real-time web and mobile communications to online communities. Today they are announcing deals with 17 global VoIP (SIP) partners in their Operator Affiliate Program.
SIP partners, such as Vyke, Gizmo5, SIPGate, A1, and MWeb, will promote Nimbuzz to their customers by placing permanent banners (see below) on their websites from which customers can instantly register and download the Nimbuzz service to their mobile phone and PC.
The partners provide their customers with mobile communication and social networking value added services and benefit from new revenue streams and exposure to the community of Nimbuzz subscribers in over 200 countries.
The new SIP partners operate networks worldwide and will act as session carriers for Nimbuzz users making VoIP calls to mobile phones, and landlines via their mobile or PC.
Members of the Nimbuzz Operator Affiliate program
- A1 Mobilkom – Austria
- Sipgate – Germany
- Xeloq Communications – Holland
- Adepto Telecom – India
- Amtelfone – India
- Apnatelelink – India
- VOIP HIT – India
- EuteliaVoip – Italy
- Skytel – Serbia
- ICTel – South Africa
- MWeb – South Africa
- TerraSip – Spain
- GLT GLOBAL TELELINKS – Switzerland
- Voiceglobe – UK
- Tpad – UK/UAE
- Vyke – UK/Norway
- Gizmo5 – USA
According to Chetan Sharma Consulting : In the U.S., data revenues reached $8.2 billion in Q2 2008, or about 21% of total wireless-services revenue. This compares to spending of $5.85 billion, or 17% of total services, for the same period in 2007. That data jump increased ARPU by 50 cents, comfortably offsetting a 5 cent decline in voice ARPU.
For existing Nimbuzz users the enhanced feature set and additional call networks will be seamlessly integrated into their mobile and PC interfaces, allowing them to use Nimbuzz for instant messaging and cheap (international) VoIP calls to landlines and mobile phones.