SK Telecom and China Mobile join forces on gaming and M2M

South Korean operator SK Telecom is to work with China’s biggest telecoms company, China Mobile, in areas of mobile gaming and M2M.

SK Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Mobile Jiangsu in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. The two companies agreed to develop jointly content and platforms in areas of mobile gaming and M2M. China Mobile Jiangsu is the branch of China Mobile that is responsible for the company’s overall games business.

SK Telecom plans to provide diverse M2M technology-based sensing networks as well as U-GW (universal gateway), which connects broadband and mobile telecoms networks, to China Mobile Jiangsu. Furthermore, plans are ahead for the company to offer more advanced services based on these networks.

On gaming, SK Telecom and China Mobile agreed to exchange well-made mobile games content and upgrade games-related platforms to enable purchase of cash items.

The Chinese games market, currently focussed on low specification games for feature phones, is forecasted to witness a rapid growth in Android smartphone games and China Mobile is expecting SK Telecom to supply T Store’s popular, high quality Android games to China Mobile.

SK Telecom will provide Chinese versions of Android-based games on its T Store after customising them to meet Chinese customers’ needs.

Moreover, SK Telecom plans to provide games-related content to China Mobile through its Chinese subsidiary, Viatech.

“The MoU will create valuable opportunities for competitive Korean content providers to enter the Chinese market in full swing,” said Oh Se-Hyun, president of SK Telecom’s China CIC.

“SK Telecom will further strengthen its collaborative relationship with China Mobile in mobile games and M2M businesses to provide innovative services to its customers.”

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