Red Bend Software’s Mobile Software Management Solutions Are Selected by NTT DOCOMO1
TOKYO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Bend Software (Japan headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazuhiro Abe), the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), today announced that NTT DOCOMO, INC. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Ryuji Yamada), the world’s leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services, has signed a multi-year agreement to license Red Bend’s full portfolio of mobile software management solutions.
The agreement with DOCOMO marks a major milestone for Red Bend in licensing its full portfolio of MSM solutions directly to a tier one operator, and signals the acceleration of market adoption of mobile software management. Red Bend will provide DOCOMO with Red Bend’s vCurrent(R) Mobile solution for updating firmware over-the-air (FOTA), vRapid Mobile(TM) solution for managing software components over-the-air (SCOTA) and vDirect Mobile(TM) device management (DM) client.
DOCOMO is a global leader in the mobile telecommunications industry, known for pioneering mobile communications networks and services including voice, data and credit card business. It serves more than 54 million customers and is the leading operator in Japan with 51.3% market share as of December 2008. The success of i-mode(TM), DOCOMO’s mobile data service in Japan, has been expanded globally by operators seeking to leverage advanced technologies to provide highly practical and convenient mobile data services. Red Bend will have the ability to reach i-mode alliance partners as well.
"Japan’s mobile consumers are the most demanding in the world and look for personalized mobile devices that have the latest technology before they are available elsewhere," said Kazuhiro Abe, President of Red Bend Software Japan KK. "With this comprehensive agreement, DOCOMO once again will lead the mobile industry in adopting innovative solutions like mobile software management. Red Bend will work closely to support DOCOMO, its manufacturers and alliance partners in adopting our MSM solutions to ensure their success."
In Japan, Red Bend is the leading provider of FOTA and DM software to mobile phone manufacturers, including Sharp, NEC, Kyocera and others. Red Bend first began providing FOTA software to DOCOMO subscribers in 2007. Red Bend is known in Japan and worldwide for its proven technology performance, experience supporting any mobile platform, dedicated local customer service and innovative approach to mobile software management. Its MSM solutions enable customers to increase revenues, reduce support costs and achieve faster time to market of new mobile devices, applications and services.
Red Bend’s MSM solutions have shipped in more than 300 mobile device models reaching more than 500 million consumers worldwide. The company is the global market leader in FOTA software, with 60% share of new FOTA-enabled mobile phones, according to market research firm, Ovum. Red Bend offers the leading independent DM client adopted by more than 30 manufacturers. Its SCOTA solution is the first to manage any kind of software anywhere in the device architecture on any type of mobile device. Red Bend’s MSM solutions can be integrated across mobile platforms, including Symbian OS, Android and real-time operating systems, and are interoperable with servers supporting Open Mobile Alliance Device Management (OMA DM) standards.
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NOTE: Red Bend recently combined its vCurrent(R) Mobile and vRapid Mobile(TM) products together into a single solution for mobile software management; read the press release at http://www.redbend.com/news/view_article.asp?ID=741&TypeID=1.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is the world’s leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 54 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode(TM), the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 49 million using FOMA(TM), the world’s original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized "lifestyle tools" for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com.
FOMA and i-mode are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and other countries. FOMA service is only available in Japan.
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend Software, the leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM), provides software solutions for managing firmware, applications and devices over the air. The company’s award-winning MSM products enable device manufacturers, mobile operators and software developers to increase revenues, reduce support costs and achieve faster time to market by remotely managing their software assets on mobile devices. Red Bend’s software has been deployed in more than 500 million mobile devices by seven of the top 10 handset manufacturers, including Kyocera, LG Electronics, Motorola, Sharp, Sony Ericsson and ZTE, as well as more than 30 other leading companies in the mobile, M2M and WiMAX markets. Unlike device management vendors with proprietary end-to-end systems and manufacturers’ internally developed solutions that are platform specific, Red Bend is the only company offering independent client software that is interoperable with any standards-based server and that works with any platform on any type of mobile device. Founded in 1999, Red Bend is a privately held, venture capital-financed company with offices in China, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S. To learn how Red Bend is bending rules and breaking boundaries with mobile software management, visit www.redbend.com.