September 16, 2013

Omnifone selects CDNetworks to globally accelerate cloud-based music platform

CDNetworks has been chosen by Omnifone, the leading provider of global cloud-based digital music services. Omnifone develops, licenses and operates cloud-based digital music services, enabling customers to deliver music across virtually all connected devices around the world including Asia and emerging markets. Omnifone’s customers include SiriusXMSony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service, Guvera, and rara.com which is preloaded in HP and Lenovo Windows 8 devices as well as new BMW 5 Series head units.

Doug Imrie, Chief Operating Officer, Omnifone, said: “CDNetworks will enable us to accelerate the expansion of Omnifone’s cloud-based digital music platform, MusicStation, within the APAC region. The proliferation of smartphones in the region and the rising demand for subscription music services provide a huge opportunity for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers and mobile operators. By increasing our global footprint, Omnifone is ideally placed to support these companies seeking to offer music services in new markets.”

Omnifone’s MusicStation platform offers 25 million tracks and is live in 34 countries including Japan. In 2012 Omnifone licensed and deployed Japan’s first ever global music subscription service with Sony’s Music Unlimited service.

Doug Imrie continued: “Before we made our decision, we ran several performance tests with CDNetworks and some of its competitors. CDNetworks’ technology was the fastest in terms of the time it took to play a track from the initial click of a button. It therefore enables us to ensure high speed content delivery to users via our customers.”

Jeff Kim, President and COO, Americas/EMEA at CDNetworks, said: “With 140 points of presence around the globe, including the emerging markets, CDNetworks offers web and media acceleration to customers at a global level. CDNetworks’ Content Acceleration enables companies such as Omnifone to quickly and reliably deliver content from the cloud or centralised infrastructure to users around the world.”

About Omnifone
Founded in 2003, Omnifone is an independent business-to-business provider of global cloud-based digital music services. Omnifone develops, licenses and manages scalable digital music services to enable customers, including SiriusXM, Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service, Guvera, HP, Lenovo, BMW and rara.com, to deliver cloud-based music services across virtually all connected devices. Through its acquisition of Global Mediabank, Omnifone provides industry-leading media content management services for global service providers including Spotify.

Omnifone’s award winning MusicStation® platform is the proprietary cloud-based technology that powers more digital music streaming services, in more countries and across more connected devices than any of its competitors. Omnifone is a chartered member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) and a member of the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) Working Group.

In 2012 Omnifone was ranked number 20 in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and 4th fastest-growing technology company in the Deloitte 2012 UK Technology Fast 50. Click here for details.

Visit www.omnifone.com to find out more about Omnifone.