Friday, August 20, 2010

Spice's VAS unit to go public by next fiscal


Spice Group to list Spice Digital this fiscal year


Spice Digital to raise Rs 200 crore via IPO


Saturday, August 7, 2010

SBI Mobile Banking Service on USSD *595# wins “ICT in Financial Inclusion Initiative of the Year”

SBI Mobile Banking Service on USSD *595# wins “ICT in Financial Inclusion Initiative of the Year” held in Hyderabad.

Images from the award function!

Cheers to Team Spice Digital for its’ winning ways!

For details regarding the service check the following links:

SMS 139 wins mBillionth Awards 2010

Glimpses from the event held in New Delhi...

Railway SMS 139 service (by Spice Digital) wins mBillionth Awards 2010 for "Best Project in M Travel & Tourism" category!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spice Digital New Launch and Dev Center


Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Winner Solution


Sonam Kapoor—New Brand Ambassador of Spice

Speaking on the appointment of Sonam Kapoor as the new face of brand Spice, Vivek Bali, Group President, Global Branding & Marketing, Spice said, “We are very happy to associate with a talented and versatile actress like Sonam. I am confident that our association with Sonam will establish a strong connect with our brand attributes. I welcome her to the Spice family, and look forward to a long and successful association.”
The emerging face of Bollywood has tied with India’s fastest growing telecom company. Sonam Kapoor, who has been taken over as the brand ambassador of Spice mobile, launched their mobile model S 1200.
It is believed that the association of two successful entities always leads to a fruitful business. The newly launched handset S 1200 comes with unique features like CCD Sensor with 3X Optical Zoom and 9X Digital Zoom. However, there are other qualities as well, which includes Multiple Face Detection, Auto Focus, Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio.
S 1200 handset is enabled with Java games and applications and Audio/Video Cable to make it easier to connect with television. The
presence of 70 MB internal memory and 1000 mAh battery that provides up to 3 hrs. Talktime gives it enough ability to make a strong hold in the current markets. As of now, it is available only in black colour and for just Rs. 14,500.
Further, the company Spice mobile has unveiled the plans to start manufacturing in India. Moving ahead, Spice is targeting developing countries, which plays a great role in telecom market of entire world like Africa, India and many more.
The company is also looking to expand their operations in India by 2010. Once asked about the Sonam, Mr. Kunal Ahooja, Director and CEO, Spice Mobiles Limited, said, “We are happy to associate with a great actress such as Sonam Kapoor, who I feel is the perfect combination for a strong, energetic and growing brand such as Spice.
I have always been particular about the brands that I am associated with. I am happy to be associated with them”. Sonam Kapoor responded.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spice Digital & SKG partener for ‘Surtarang’

Spice Digital’s—Winning Ways

Hard work, dedication, clarity of VISION, focus, and complete synchronization has been our success factor. The first Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA), held recently in Mumbai, brought good news for BigFlix and for us at Spice Digital.

The movie rental company received the award for best mobile application in the mobile/viral category. The category of award is GOLD, highest! This application has been created by SPICE DIGITAL.

Great going TEAM, keep winning!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Consumer is King—with Music Pod on Airtel Live

Spice handset version of Music Application Aspiration—Lets every smart phone be converted into an i-pod based on the phenomenal success of Radio Service that has become the industry’s biggest success as yet.

Airtel Brings Music Pod On Airtel Live

Airtel, the leading telecommunications company has introduced a new VAS under its GPRS segment. Airtel is wooing customers with some of the industry’s first innovative VAS applications in recent times. Now they have brought Airtel Music Pod, an interactive mobile application that enables user:

  1. Browse/Search more than 1 LAKH songs from the live music base
  2. Play the song (App will make a voice call to the TOLL FREE unique number assigned for the song)
  3. Download full song/ringtone on mobile (MP3)
  4. Set song as CRBT (Hello Tunes)
  5. Dedicate song to friend (Server will make an outbound call to friend number)
  6. Share song with friend (Server will send a text SMS with the link to listen/download the song to friend number)
  7. Create & manage multiple playlists
  8. Track history (Recently played songs)
  9. Manage subscription (Subscribe and unsubscribe)
  10. Music catalog update feature (to add new songs to M-Pod)

For latest release and more information, please visit from Airtel India Mobile using Airtel Live as access point.

Note: The application is only for Airtel India subscribers. Airtel customers should use the access point “Airtel Live” to access various online services of M-Pod.

The compatible phones with Music Pod are listed below:
Nokia: 2700, 2730 Classic, 3120 classic, 3208 classic, 3600 slide, 3610 Fold, 3710 Fold, 3711 Fold, 3720 classic, 5000, 5130 XpressMusic, 5132 XpressMusic, 5220 XpressMusic, 5300, 5310 XpressMusic, 5320 XpressMusic, 5330 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic, 5610 XpressMusic, 5611 XpressMusic, 5630 Xpress Music, 5700 XpressMusic, 5730 XpressMusic, 6110 Navigator, 6120 classic, 6121 classic, 6122c, 6124 classic, 6126, 6131, 6133, 6208 classic, 6210 Navigator, 6212 classic, 6220 Classic, 6233, 6234, 6263, 6265, 6267, 6270, 6275, 6276, 6280, 6282, 6288, 6290, 6300, 6301, 6303 classic, 6500 classic, 6500 slide, 6555, 6600 Fold, 6600 slide, 6650 Fold, 6700 classic, 6710 Navigator, 6720 Classic, 6730 classic, 6750 Mural, 7020, 7100 Supernova, 7210 Supernova, 7310 Supernova, 7370, 7373, 7390, 7500 Prism, 7510 Supernova, 7610 Supernova, 7900 prism, 8600 Luna, 8800 Arte, E50, E51, E52, E55, E65, E75, E90, N71, N73, N75, N76, N78, N79, N81, N82, N85, N86, N92, N93, N95, N96, X3.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spice Plans Large Mobility Play

New Entity, Revenues & Synergy
By Preethi J on February 15th, 2010

Spice Mobile, led by industrialist BK Modi has consolidated its group’s telecom businesses into a single entity to be called Spice Mobility, effective January 1, 2010.

The company’s board of directors approved the amalgamation of BSE and NSE listed SpiceMobiles (SPICEMOBIL), the handset manufacturing division, with Spice Televentures – whose subsidiaries included distribution arm Spice Retail, VAS firm Spice Digital (formerly Cellebrum), Bharat BPO and Spice Labs. The merger is expected to take 4 to 6 months to complete.

Spice Televentures was launched in 2002 to buy ILD licenses. The company in April had made an open offer for shares in handset vendor Spice Mobiles, taking its stake to 63.25 percent.

The New Entity, Synergies

Dilip Modi, Chairman, Spice Mobiles said during the conference call, “Spice Mobility will bring together a combined manpower of 4,000 people, over 50 million users of our services and products and over 50,000 retail outlets.”
Spice Mobility will therefore span across products, services, retail and distribution:

Spice Digital – VAS, most recently launched Mobstore for Idea Cellular, m-gov app in HP. The company claims that it registered revenues close to Rs. 1.35 billion with an EBITDA margin of around 30% in the first 9 months of this current financial year – April 2009 to December 2009. The valuation of the company is believed to be around Rs. 8 billion.

During the conference call, Spice Digital CEO Saket Agarwal said that growth for the company has been around music, claiming that the company is the market leader in Mobile Radio. Agarwal said that “there has been a consistent rationalization on the revenue shares which have not tended to be in favor of value-added service provider and there has been margin squeeze on that front too. So while overall numbers have moved up, the content cost and revenue share has kind of got us to a reasonably good profitable numbers than something which was more like a blip in the initial phase.” The company claims a subscriber base of 31 million subscribers.

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