Vollee, Inc., the 3G mobile games company, announced today the appointment of Martin B. Dunsby as president and CEO. The former senior vice president of Openwave Systems, Inc., a telecommunication software provider, joins Vollee with 15 years of mobile experience and a long-standing track record of success in the wireless industry. In his role, Dunsby will lead the company as it launches its streaming video game services to carriers worldwide.
“Martin will help to ensure Vollee’s position as a global player in the mobile gaming industry,” said Yossi Hasson, chairman of the board and acting CEO, Vollee. “Martin brings deep knowledge in the mobile applications field, experience managing a rapidly growing business, as well as an extensive network of ties with mobile operators around the world.”
At Openwave, Dunsby was responsible for the company’s largest division, Openwave Global Services, accounting for approximately half of the company’s revenue. In his role he oversaw the customization and delivery of mobile applications including browsing, music, community, and messaging which are used daily by millions of subscribers. Dunsby’s customers at Openwave included 12 of the top 20 mobile operators globally and his team worked with nearly all of the major mobile handset manufacturers. Prior to this, Dunsby was vice president of sales and operations at mobile services and engineering firm inCode Wireless (acquired by Verisign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN)). Dunsby was also a partner and the first wireless practice leader at Deloitte Consulting.
“We have an exciting opportunity to lead the next generation of ‘always connected’ rich mobile games,” said Dunsby. “By leveraging the power of 3G networks, Vollee is able to offer subscribers a radically improved mobile gaming experience – it’s a landscape-changing solution.”
Vollee’s platform enables high-end PC-quality game play on mobile phones, delivering an exciting catalog of licensed titles with their original 3D graphics, sophisticated AI, and deep game play. The patent-pending VolleeX engine intelligently adapts existing PC games in real-time, capturing every detail of the graphics, such as the extensive damage to a race car, game engine physics including blow-back from explosions, and near limitless number of levels offering hours of playing time. The games are then streamed over 3G networks, enabling mobile carriers and game publishers to provide consumers with the ability to play full games as never before seen on mobile handsets.