2014-03-11 13:41:20 - Company attributes growth to sister company BuckSense Inc.’s strong support to business operations
March 11, 2014
Info2cell.com, the leading mobile service application provider in the Middle East, has posted a gross revenue increase of 27.7 per cent in 2013 over 2012 buoyed by its growing business-to-consumer products and services. The company also attributed the revenue growth to sister company BuckSense Inc.’s strong support to its business operations. Info2cell.com and BuckSense, a worldwide interactive advertising agency, are subsidiaries of Italy-based telecommunications company Acotel Group S.p.A.
Info2cell.com’s announcement comes amidst expanding telecommunications business in the Middle East, which is fast becoming the next big market for mobile applications. Industry experts project that the region will witness over 350 million mobile subscriptions by the end of 2016. In terms of smartphone use, UAE is expected to record
over 70 per cent smartphone penetration rate in the next two years, or an estimated 3.8 million handsets. Annual revenue on smartphone applications in the Middle East, meanwhile, is predicted to reach more than AED 735 million by 2015 as demand for Arabic language applications increases.
Bashar Dahabra, Founder and CEO, Info2cell.com, said: “Most mobile owners use their smartphones to access their social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter, shop online, and search for information, resulting in high demand for an optimized mobile experience. The company aims to meet this demand by offering innovative mobile applications that are accessible through various devices that run on the iOS, BlackBerry, and Android operating systems. As an operator, content publisher, and independent service provider, we provide a robust, reliable, and flexible platform to meet the needs of all our clients.”
Founded in 1998, Info2cell.com is the first provider of value-added mobile phone services in the Middle East. The company has access to over 50 GSM operators and more than 100 million mobile subscribers across the MENA region, and is regarded as one of the leaders in mobile applications development. Its mobile messaging technology is capable of delivering various SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, video, ring-tone, picture messaging, animation and gaming services via various platforms including iPhone iOS, J2ME, Android and BlackBerry OS.