One Horizon Enables Network Operators to Offer ‘Roam Like Home’ Solution to Subscribers

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 05/10/16 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, enables network operators and subscribers to ‘Roam Like Home.’

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “Through our proprietary VoIP technology we are offering a new solution to roamers and the opportunity for network operators to participate in this high quality service offering for the first time. Our application effectively allows users the ability to combine the low cost data usage of VoIP with the high quality of a landline. Network operators can now provide their traveling subscribers with a cost-effective prepaid offering without high cost roaming charges; with free data roaming that allows Internet data to flow to and from the smartphone application. This solution allows the roaming caller to ‘Roam Like Home,’ free from any fear of excessive roaming charges.”

Today, travelers abroad or roamers do not have many affordable options to call home. They are typically being charged significant call-price premiums from their carrier. These charges may range 300% to over 1000% per minute of the traditional in-country cost. Alternatively, roamers are forced to utilize Over-the-Top (OTT) services such as Skype or an app-to-app OTT such as WhatsApp. In each instance the user is required to utilize Wi-Fi and/or make sure the receiver has the same application. For the consumer, engagement can only be scheduled when Wi-Fi is available and often times the quality of the call is not optimal. For the carrier, incremental roaming revenue is lost to OTT service competitors.

Roaming internet fees are significantly lower than roaming voice fees. By combining One Horizon’s patented low data usage Voice over IP (VoIP) smartphone application with low inter-operator data roaming rates, network operators can now compete on price with OTT services for roaming voice calls while maintaining a healthy profit margin, especially for roaming calls home for the operators own subscribers.

Economics:
Settlement with the local network operator is approximately $0.10/megabyte. Because One Horizon’s patented VoIP application consumes 5x to 17x less mobile data per call as compared to OTT VoIP solutions, the application will deliver 15 minutes of talking time per megabyte, thereby costing the home network just $0.0066/roaming minute. The operator’s home rate plus $0.0066 will now allow the consumer to ‘Roam Like Home’ for the first time.

‘Roam Like Home’ Live in the Philippines:
This service went live with the Philippines leading mobile network operator, Smart Communications Inc., and branded Smart Roamer (http://smart.com.ph/smartroamer). Their subscribers simply perform a mobile top up on their prepaid subscription as normal, turn on [controlled] data roaming and then call home using their smartphone app over roaming data when they are abroad at a fraction of cost of a roaming voice minute and not much higher than the price of a local call. This short video illustrates how simple Smart Roamer is: Smart Roamer.

Market Opportunity:
The application and benefit of the One Horizon low-bandwidth VoIP in the prepaid roaming sector presents a large market opportunity with 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers in the world1, 76% of who are prepaid2.

1 http://www.gsmamobileeconomy.com
2 http://wearesocial.com/uk/special-reports/digital-in-2016

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 15 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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One Horizon Delivers Mobile VoIP Solution for Prepaid Roamers With Smart Communications, the Philippines’ Leading Wireless Service Provider

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 04/20/16 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, today announced that it has delivered a data roaming VoIP solution with its customer, Smart Communications, the Philippines’ leading wireless service provider with an estimated 55 million prepaid subscribers. For the first time ever, prepaid subscribers that travel abroad are now able to call home on their operators’ data roaming service free from roaming fees (http://smart.com.ph/smartroamer).

Smart Communications’ prepaid subscribers can simply download their Smart Roamer VoIP app from the App Store or Google Play and purchase credit for their voice and SMS use. When they arrive at their destination country, they can use data-roaming for free but limited to the VoIP service of Smart Communications supplied by One Horizon Group. Calls and SMS messages are deducted against the prepaid balance amount until there is no prepaid balance remaining. The users are then free to top up and keep using the service by purchasing more credit.

Traditionally, prepaid users all over the world were unable to make a telephone call while roaming as their home-currency prepaid credit could not be managed by a foreign operator. This led to prepaid users being left without voice and data services when they traveled; thereby driving them to use Over-the-Top (‘OTT’) dialers over Wi-Fi to phone home.

By using the One Horizon Group ultra-low data-consumption VoIP service our carriers get 15 minutes of VoIP for just 1 MB. It now makes commercial sense to allow data-roaming-VoIP compared to standard VoIP dialers that use over 10x more data than the patented One Horizon Group technology. With inter-operator data costs typically being set at around $0.10 per MB, carriers now have an additional revenue stream by finally being able to offer roaming calls to their prepaid subscribers at a price-point that is competitive with OTT services.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “We are very excited to see the Smart Roamer service launched in the five airports in the Philippines. Our unique technology now offers carriers the ability to keep their prepaid subscribers revenue generating even when they roam abroad. This is the first time a service offering such as this has been made available to prepaid consumers and we fully expect to continue replicating this model with new carriers throughout the world. The revenue model for One Horizon Group is simple; we charge a user license fee and a recurring maintenance fee. Operators can offer the service so that the first prepayment by their subscribers covers the user license cost. There are no capital expenditure requirements as this is a cloud-based service, we supply clients with a white-labeled App, and our carriers market the service to their subscribers. As a result of our R&D investments to date, we now can offer carriers a state of the art prepaid roaming VoIP solution that is efficient, scalable, affordable and profitable.”

The application and benefit of the One Horizon Group low-bandwidth VoIP in the prepaid roaming sector presents a large market opportunity with 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers in the world1, 76% of whom are prepaid2.

1 http://www.gsmamobileeconomy.com
2 http://wearesocial.com/uk/special-reports/digital-in-2016

About Smart Communications, Inc.
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Philippines’ leading wireless services provider. Smart has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings such as Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala, and the Netphone. Smart offers 3G, HSPA+, and LTE services, while its satellite service Smart Link provides communications to the global maritime industry. Smart Broadband, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, offers a wireless broadband service, Smart Broadband, with 2.6 million subscribers.

Smart is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippines’ leading telecommunications carrier, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company. For more information, visit http://www.smart.com.ph.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 15 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group Expands Sales and Marketing Efforts Into U.S. & Latin American Markets for 2016

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 01/25/16 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones today announced it will be rolling out a new sales and marketing strategy in the Americas for 2016 targeted to exceed the companies 2015 milestones. The decision comes on the heels of success in Asia that has generated significant demand by mobile telcos in other countries and regions to utilize new mobile VoIP technologies as a new revenue and monetization opportunity.

2016 sales and marketing strategy will focus on 5 key areas:

  • Latin America & U.S. roll-out
  • Pilot programs with key mobile telcos
  • Affiliate marketing programs
  • Enterprise solutions
  • Continued monetization of current telco accounts

One Horizon Group CEO Brian Collins commented, We are 18 months ahead of our growth strategy, the data and learning from 2015’s milestones will be the benchmark models for our 2016 sales and marketing ramp. China is certainly proving to be a great enterprise and mobile telco model that we plan to replicate in every country and region.”

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 12 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group CEO Brian Collins Completes United Nations Discussions on OHGI VoIP Latin American Roll-Out

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 12/18/15 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, announced today that its CEO Brian Collins met with delegates and United Nations officials at the New York U.N. HQ earlier this week. The discussions focused on One Horizon Group’s expansion plans into Latin American markets on the heels of the board approval to develop a Latin telecom subsidiary. OHGI plans to deploy an early stage pilot program for new Latin American telco carriers starting in January 2016.

One Horizon Group CEO Brian Collins noted, “The Latin American market is a massive opportunity for One Horizon. We are working smart, moving into social impact applications utilizing public and private partnerships to deploy our next generation VoIP services for poverty stricken countries and political agendas. We feel by enabling this demographic with our calling technology, it will help to accelerate our international telco go-to-market and expansion strategy. We are honored to be working with officials from the United Nations and expect to announce some productive news in the coming weeks.”

One Horizon Group, Inc. operates an industry leading proprietary optimized-for-mobile VoIP calling solution that monetizes telco infrastructure to deliver more users and clearer calling programs at a fraction of the cost to both the carrier and the consumer. The Company also licenses its software and hosted-VoIP services to network operators throughout the world including Smart Communication in the Philippines, PT Smartfren Telecom in Indonesia and Singapore Telecommunications in Singapore.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group Inc.’s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Zug, which develops and markets one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data Applications including messaging and mobile advertising. The Company controls and operates the Aishuo mobile VoIP service in China. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit www.onehorizongroup.com.

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This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group Featured in Microsoft Corp. Case Study

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 12/16/15 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, announced today that the Company has been featured in a Microsoft case study. The Microsoft Azure operating system seamlessly integrates with the OHGI cloud based VoIP calling platform to deliver low latency mobile VoIP on smartphones operating over 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile network. This is material as OHGI’s VoIP licenses to telco’s ultimately delivers a lower operating cost that translates into a lower cost-of-service per call (direct money savings) to the end mobile customers.

One Horizon Group CIO Peter Hall noted, “Without Azure and Microsoft cloud services, we would not have been able to create such a scalable business in China nor offer our customers the potential to run solutions in multiple countries around the world without hardware investment. We are delighted to have been showcased by Microsoft for our use of their services to prepare our Company, Aishuo and licensees to scale our proprietary VoIP services without limits and to position us for growth.”

In the case study, Microsoft focuses on how One Horizon uses the platform for scalability, control and innovation to create operational efficiency and cost savings. The full case study can be found at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/smb/customer-success-stories/building-a-global-business

One Horizon Group delivers an industry leading proprietary optimized-for-mobile VoIP calling solution in its own brand Aishuo in China. The Company also licenses its software and hosted-VoIP services to network operators throughout the world including Smart Communication in the Philippines, PT Smartfren Telecom in Indonesia and Singapore Telecommunications in Singapore.

Microsoft cloud services offers One Horizon’s global operators opportunities for unlimited scalability of their VoIP services when deploying its proprietary, and patent-applied-for, VoIP technology in the cloud. As one of the largest cloud operators in the world, Microsoft has invested more than $15 billion in building a resilient cloud infrastructure and cloud services that deliver high availability and security while lowering overall costs.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group Inc.’s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Zug, which develops and markets one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data Applications including messaging and mobile advertising. The company controls and operates the Aishuo mobile VoIP service in China. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group Signs VoIP-Supply Contract With Globecomm Asia Pte. Ltd

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 12/09/15 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) (“One Horizon”, “We” or the “Company”), which operates its own Chinese retail VoIP service, branded Aishuo, and develops and licenses its patented bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) platform for smartphones, today announced that it has signed an agreement to deliver its revolutionary mobile VoIP service to Globecomm Asia Pte. Ltd (“Globecomm”), a leading provider of managed network communication solutions.

Globecomm is one of the premier satellite communications companies and is a pioneer in the design and integration of high quality satellite communications systems. Globecomm provides specialized communication products to support its global services to media, wireless, government, maritime and enterprise customers.

One Horizon further expands its licensee base through the delivery of a new Globecomm branded crew-calling VoIP app. Globecomm will purchase pre-paid calling cards from One Horizon and resell to ship crews through its network of maritime distribution channels. Globecomm has a global operation covering thousands of vessels. The revenue possibilities of One Horizon for this service are significant with our observed monthly revenue per vessel of one hundred and fifty US Dollars. Phone calls to friends and family will be carried through the One Horizon Public Switched Telephone Network (“PSTN”) in Asia, Europe and North America and billed to the crew on a pay-as-you-go basis at competitive rates.

One Horizon’s optimized technology was successfully trialed by Globecomm and is an ideal solution for smaller capacity internet connections like satellite internet because of its low bandwidth usage and high voice quality. The Company’s track record of successful maritime deployments with Singapore Telecommunications (“Singtel”) and Smart Communications in the Philippines (“Smart”) were key reference deployments over satellite that Globecomm considered as part of their selection process.

One Horizon Group CEO, Brian Collins, noted, “We were delighted to be able to expand our VoIP as a Service platform to even more high quality maritime operators like Globecomm. Our track record of success in low bandwidth conditions like those at sea or at remote mining sites is a key driver for these new revenue streams in our business. Both teams worked tirelessly to deliver a truly high quality and affordable calling solution for the crews aboard the Globecomm fleets.”

The Globecomm app can be downloaded from the Android Google Play store and from Apple’s iTunes App store.

About Globecomm Maritime

Globecomm Maritime provides ships, offshore platforms at sea and in port with a wide range of advanced, reliable and cost-effective maritime communications options ranging from voice and email connections up to full integration into broadband enterprise networks. With a global managed communications platform and engineering capabilities, Globecomm provides services ranging from L-band to VSAT services on C, Ku and Ka-Band with a worldwide coverage. For more information, please visit http://www.globecomm.com.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.

One Horizon Group Inc.’s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Zug, which develops and markets one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data Applications including messaging and mobile advertising. The company controls and operates the Aishuo mobile VoIP service in China. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group Receives First U.S. Patent for Its Mobile VoIP Platform

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 11/30/15 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) (“One Horizon”, “We” or the “Company”), which operates its own Chinese retail VoIP service, branded Aishuo, and develops and licenses its patented bandwidth efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) platform for smartphones, today announced that we were granted exclusive rights as the Inventor of “Method and Devices for Routing in a Satellite-Based Communication System” by the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) of US Patent ( No.: US 9,137,729 B2). Our method and devices define a new and inventive routing, switching and device protocol for a totally new type of voice over IP solution in low bandwidth wireless satellite environments.

“As an optimized mobile VoIP solution provider with licensees and subscribers around the world, intellectual property is one of our most valuable assets,” said Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group. “Securing core patents adds significant value to the Company and builds barriers to competitors, which protects our business model and critically important to the growth of our business. We expect a number of additional awards for this patent in China, Hong Kong, Europe, Eurasia/Russia and India in the coming months covering this invention. This patent will allow us to continue to strengthen our commercial offering of the world’s first, carrier-grade, mobile VoIP solution that offers our unique combination of a high quality voice solution while using up to ten times less bandwidth than competing mobile VoIP technologies.”

Tier 1 mobile operators pay an annual software licensing fee to the Company and tiered user fee for each active subscriber using the white-label VoIP service powered by the Horizon Platform. Smaller operators pay a revenue share of their income from the monetization of our VoIP service on their networks.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group Inc.’s business is to optimize communications over the Internet through its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Globex GmbH, Zug, which develops and markets one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platforms for smartphones, and also offers a range of other optimized data Applications including messaging and mobile advertising. The company controls and operates the Aishuo mobile VoIP service in China. Horizon Globex GmbH is an ISO 9001 and ISO 20000-1 certified company. The Company has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information on the Company, its products and services, please visit www.onehorizongroup.com

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.