Relationship lowers costs for device vendors and ensures WiMAX devices can be remotely managed, activated and supported ’out of the box’
EDISON, New Jersey, USA — October 20, 2009 — Mformation® Technologies Inc., the leading provider of advanced mobile device management (MDM) solutions, today announced an interoperability partnership with Sequans Communications, an industry leader in WiMAX semiconductor products. The interoperability program provides a wide range of support programs to service providers for managing and controlling devices over a WiMAX network.
Sequans offers wireless equipment manufacturers a chipset solution for virtually every WiMAX application, including all types of mobile devices and the smallest of mobile phones. Mformation’s OMA DM server provides WiMAX service activation, remote configuration and ongoing life-cycle support for WiMAX-capable devices. Sequans has integrated an OMA DM client directly into its chip software and has joined the Mformation WiMAX Self-Certification Program whereby it has passed an extensive range of tests certifying compliance with OMA DM and WiMAX Forum™ specifications.
“Successfully building the WiMAX service ecosystem requires that devices and services work out of the box,” said Craig Miller, VP of marketing, Sequans. “Working with Mformation, the leader in device management, allows us to enable our customers to confidently and affordably produce devices that are compliant with industry standards and will work for virtually any WiMAX service provider.”
There are multiple benefits to Mformation’s self-certification program. OEMs who use the Sequans chipset, which features pre-integrated OMA DM client software, can cost-effectively create and certify WiMAX devices using pre-tested and OMA DM compliant technology, allowing them to be seamlessly managed by advanced device management platforms such as MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™.
WiMAX will deliver a significant boost to the mobile Internet, allowing users to access advanced data applications and personal content from anywhere in the WiMAX coverage area, on any WiMAX-enabled device, at true broadband speeds. Mformation has built up significant experience supporting devices over all-IP 4G technologies with unparalleled device support. Mformation’s lead mobile WiMAX customers include Clearwire, Sprint and UQ Communications (KDDI and Intel joint venture). Mformation supports more than 2,500 different devices across any mobile network type. Mformation’s integrated MDM platform is continually evolving to support new next-generation networks, devices and value-added services. Mformation’s extensive experience with the OMA DM protocol and demonstrated leadership in managing OMA DM devices are especially critical to the seamless management of WiMAX-based devices. With Mformation, the mobile devices in the subscribers’ hands are always configured and working optimally.
Mark Edwards, Mformation’s CEO, comments: “The WiMAX ecosystem is building. Working with leading chipset players like Sequans is an important step toward ensuring that more of the device makes and models entering the market can be supported on WiMAX networks automatically.”
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is the world’s leading WiMAX chipmaker. Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified™ for both fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base station and subscriber station technology, and is the first and only WiMAX chipmaker to achieve this distinction. Sequans’ new generation 1200 series of Mobile WiMAX chips are the industry’s most highly integrated solutions, integrating baseband and triple band RF in a single 65 nm die. Sequans delivers ultra high throughput with ultra low power consumption and 2Tx for uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans that can nearly double cell coverage. www.sequans.com
Mformation Technologies Inc. is the leading global provider of mobile device management (MDM) technology, offering a complete solution that enables mobile operators to rapidly accelerate their data revenues and reduce support costs. Mformation’s award-winning MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ suite is the most complete, flexible and integrated mobile device management software solution in the industry, providing solutions for OMA DM-based provisioning and configuration, FOTA management, smartphone application management, diagnostics, security management, enterprise management and customer experience management.
MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ received the 2007 GSM Association’s award for “Best Service Delivery Platform,” was a finalist for the 2009 GSM Association’s Global Mobile Award for “Best Enterprise Product or Service” and was a finalist for the 2008 CTIA E-Tech award in the 4G-Service Management category. Mformation’s platform has been licensed to leading operators in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America including AT&T, Bell Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telefónica, Telus and Vodafone. Mformation is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey with offices around the globe. Mformation is a privately held company funded by Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Intel Capital [NASDAQ: INTC], North Bridge Venture Partners, QuestMark Partners, Visa International and Wasatch Advisors Inc.
MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ is the leading management product for WiMAX, supporting leading global service providers as they roll out mobile WiMAX-based services. Contact Mformation on the Web at www.mformation.com.
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