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Hrvatski Telekom leverages mobile data success of shareholder

Croatia: 11 November 2023  
  • Hrvatski Telekom first in Croatia with java games
  • T-Mobile extends its mobile data footprint to 5th market
  • T-Mobile continues to drive entertainment services as a key revenue generator

T-Mobile, in conjunction with Hrvatski Telekom, Croatia's number one mobile operator, announced today the launch of downloadable java games and with it celebrated its expansion into a fifth mobile data market. The mobile gaming market is estimated to be worth almost $10 billion by 2008 and already T-Mobile has had enormous success with its t-games content — seeing on average 30% month on month increase in downloads for its current catalogue of over 60 games. 

The agreement with HT sees ten of the most popular t-games titles available including: WebRaider, MicroNitro, Mascots, TenPin Bowling, Blackjack, Alien Fight Club and Hyperdrive. Games will be offered free of charge until the end of the year as a promotional period. 2003 will see the games priced between € 0,80-2,00) — the game is valid for 30 days.

" Croatia currently has close to 2 million mobile subscribers, of which close to 15% are expected to own java enabled handsets — this is a high penetration and a key indicator for the success of mobile gaming in the marketplace," said Nikesh Arora, Executive Board Member, New Business and Global Products. " We will continue to work with HT to develop additional mobile data services to continue to grow this market."

" We are very excited to bring on board mobile data services from our sister company, T-Mobile," said Wolfgang Breuer, Member of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer Mobile for HT. " This is a positive advantage for our customers and a natural strategic relationship which we hope to grow in the future."

Next year 80% of all new handsets will be java enabled and by 2005, and analyst group Forrester, predicts that 45% of all mobile subscribers will regularly pay to play games. 

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