Omnifone has selected CDNetworks to accelerate its cloud-based MusicStation platform within the APAC region.
Omnifone develops, licenses and operates cloud-based digital music services, enabling customers to deliver music across connected devices around the world. Omnifone’s customers include SiriusXM, Sony 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.
Omnifone’s MusicStation platform offers 25 million tracks and is live in 34 countries around the world. In 2012 Omnifone licensed and deployed Japan’s first ever global music subscription service with Sony’s Music Unlimited service.
Doug Imrie, chief operating officer at 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.
"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."