Urban Planet Mobile™ Launches Mobile Learning in the Dominican Republic

Major Mobile Network Operator Orange™ to Promote Urban English® to its 4 Million Mobile Subscribers DURHAM, NC, December 7, 2014 – Urban Planet Mobile™, a leading global mobile media company and creator of award-winning learning programs built for mobile, announces the launch of its signature mobile learning service, Urban English®, via Orange™ Dominicana in the Dominican Republic. The highly anticipated launch marks Urban Planet Mobile’s first major partnership with mobile network operator (MNO) Orange, ensuring continued growth and expansion throughout Latin America. Orange, the second-largest MNO in the Dominican Republic, has agreed to actively promote the service to its rapidly growing subscriber base of over 4 million. “We are incredibly excited for this news coming out of the Dominican Republic, a top-tier growth market for mobile learning in Latin America,” says Brian OliverSmith, Co-founder and CEO of Urban Planet Mobile. “Our goal has always been to create innovations that have an immediate impact on peoples’ lives, and a sustained impact on communities through greater access to learning. We’ve watched the demand for Urban English expand and spread across Latin America over a several-year period, and that demand continues to grow.” Urban English is currently distributed in 8 countries in Latin America, with over 160,000 daily subscribers in the region. The extraordinary success of Urban English in the region can be attributed to Urban Planet Mobile’s award-winning learning content and a strong distribution partnership with regional partner, Celumanix, one of the leading VAS content and distribution companies in the region. “Launching Urban English in Guatemala, Honduras, and now in the Dominican Republic has been amazingly successful,” says Carlos González-Campo Menes, Executive Director of Celumanix. “The immense growth of Urban English in Latin America since 2012 has been incredible, exceeding even our own expectations. Urban Planet Mobile products continue to be the keystone of our mobile learning offerings for the region.” Urban English is the most awarded, most widely distributed mobile English learning service in the world, with over 400,000 daily subscribers in over 30 countries around the world. About Urban Planet Mobile Urban Planet Mobile is a leading innovator of educational products created for mobile, tablet, and computer. The company is the GSMA Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Learning Innovation winner, a 2013 CODiE Award Finalist, a Frost & Sullivan Most Innovative App designee, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Education Technology, and the creator of the USAID funded MobiLiteracy™ program in Uganda. Urban Planet Mobile’s products are available worldwide, with business in 40 countries and growing. With its pioneering audio SMS with IVR delivery, the company’s mobile learning products can be accessed on any mobile phone in the world. Urban Planet Mobile is also the developer of 333 Words™, the cross-platform comprehensive English language learning system that exploits the power of smartphones, tablets, and computers to lead people from beginner to intermediate faster than any other program on the planet. Urban Planet Mobile offers Writing Planet™, the world’s only comprehensive, web-based English writing program built on automated assessment technology and created specifically for non-native English speakers. Additional information about the company and products can be obtained at and or by calling (919) 237-2755. Urban Planet Mobile is a trademark of Urban Planet Media & Entertainment, Corp. Urban English is a registered trademark of Urban Planet Media & Entertainment, Corp. MobiLiteracy and 333 Words are trademarks of Urban Planet Media & Entertainment, Corp. Writing Planet is a trademark of Measurement Planet, LLC.