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RealNetworks to provide ringback tones for Deutsche Telekom


RealNetworks has been selected by Deutsche Telekom to offer a managed ringback tone service to subscribers in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Starting in early 2013, customers of T-Mobile Germany, Austria and Czech Republic will be able to replace the standard tone that callers hear with their favorite music tracks for callers to enjoy before the call is answered. The service will be available to both postpaid and prepaid customers.

Michael Pasch, Vice President of global music and video at Deutsche Telekom, said, “We are always looking for new ways to help our subscribers get the most from their mobile experience, and partnering with RealNetworks offers the ideal vehicle to do this. We have seen strong demand already and are looking forward to seeing take up rates continue to increase.” 

The recent partnership with Deutsche Telekom adds to RealNetworks’ business footprint in Europe, where it now provides video, music, games and convergence services to 18 telecommunications providers.