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Brunei Telco DST Group Forms Partnership With MatchMove Games
DST Group, Brunei Darussalam’s leading telecommunications and media services company, has announced its partnership with Singapore-based online games provider MatchMove Games.
“We are very pleased to partner with MatchMove Games to provide the next level of online and mobile gaming experience to our subscribers, says Idris T. Vasi, CEO of DST Group. “With this partnership, DST and MatchMove Games will also integrate social networking with gaming to provide a fully immersive mobile internet environment for Bruneians.”
This partnership names MatchMove Games as DST Group’s exclusive Content Service Provider for Online and Mobile Games, with MatchMove making available its entire catalogue of casual, social and mobile and MMO games, as well as its advanced social gaming and networking platform to all DST users.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Brunei ranks 4th in the world by gross domestic product per capita at purchasing power parity.
As such, a partnership with DST is an excellent starting point in Brunei for MatchMove, particularly because of Brunei’s structured retail environment, ubiquitous broadband internet, and online payment channels – factors central to online gaming success.
Providing a localized user experience is essential to market positioning at MatchMove Games, which now has operations in all high growth South and East Asian economies such as Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and China. Cultural sensitivity is also a priority for MatchMove, which focuses on providing a balanced and healthy gaming experience firmly in the context of local communities and their cultural preferences.
“This partnership with DST Group in Brunei is very exciting for all of us,” says Shailesh Naik, CEO of MatchMove Games. “We are excited about making a difference to people’s lives by providing healthy, affordable and socially acceptable online and mobile entertainment. And with this partnership in Brunei, we now have a natural springboard into the important Middle-East online gaming market, given the close social similarities between Brunei and many Middle-Eastern countries”
“MatchMove Games’ advanced social platform complements DST’s world class mobile communications service,” says Nelly Jimron, Vice-President of Business Development. “We look forward to offering DST users first rate content and an unparalleled online and mobile social experience as we are already achieved with our other telco partners”
About DST Communications Sdn Bhd
As one of Brunei’s leading private companies, DST Group affirms our continuing commitment to provide our customers the best available products and services in information, communications and entertainment. Today we are a diverse group providing mobile services, broadband, broadcasting and content. DST Group’s flagship subsidiary, DST Communications Sdn Bhd (DSTCom) provides the country’s 2.5G and 3G mobile services as well as Mobile Broadband on a nationwide HSPA Broadband network.
About MatchMove Games
MatchMove Games is a Singapore-based games provider serving computer game enthusiasts across Southeast Asia, India and the Mid East. MatchMove Games provides gamers with an entertaining and unique venue where they can purchase or play games, make friends, virtual enemies and even take part in events with the chance to win prizes and recognition for their skills. Their advanced game platform offers games from numerous genres, including Casual Games, Social Games, MMOs, and Music games. MatchMove Games is the exclusive game service provider for leading global and Asian online brands.
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MatchMove Games is a Singapore-based games provider serving computer game enthusiasts across Southeast Asia, India and the Mid East. MatchMove Games provides gamers