3G opens up new avenues for Mformation in India

Since 3G is much faster than the presently used GPRS (2.5 G) platform, many popular data applications like web browsing, video telephony, accessing social networking sites, uploading and downloading of pictures and videos, IP televison, etc, are expected to boost the demand for 3G services in a big way.

Hoping to ride on the impending 3G boom, Mformation Technologies Inc, a Edison (USA) based leading provider of mobile device management (MDM) software, is planning to enhance its focus in India. Mformation, founded by an Indian technocrat Rakesh Kushwaha in 1999, has its largest and core Research & Development centre in Bangalore employing more than 200 engineers.  

Beefing up R&D
Talking to Deccan Herald Mformation Chief Technology Officer Rakesh Kushwaha, who was here to celebrate the fifth year of operation of the R&D centre in the City, said “Mformation focuses on delivering mobile device management software solutions that help operators around the globe capitalise on the potential of wireless technologies. Mformation has 40 clients globally and its solutions work on 300 million devices.”
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone are some of its big global clients but in India it has only two clinets, Bharti Airtel and Loop Telecom. Looking at the big potential in Indian market emanating from 3G service and smart phones, the company wants to grow its Bangalore centre by at least 30 per cent every year.   Apart from telecom, machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless communication is also opening up as a big market for companies like Mformation. Many new kinds of devices will become connected over wireless networks - from mobile broadband-enabled notebooks and laptops to entirely new classes of consumer and business electronic equipments (like cars or electricity metres), making remote management a central enabler for delivering wireless services.

“Mformation will be delivering solutions to support this ever-expanding wireless marketplace,” said Chief Executive Officer Todd DeLaughter. It is estimated that in a decade or so, the market for M2M initiative will touch $35 billion connecting 700 billion devices in the world.      

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