Sprint Selects Mformation Mobile Device Management to Support XOHM Mobile WiMAX Service Initiative1
Mformation platform will provide advanced Mobile Device Management for WiMAX-based devices and services
Edison, New Jersey, USA – July 14, 2008 - Mformation® Technologies Inc., the market leader in mobile device management (MDM) software, today announced that SPRINT (NYSE: S) has selected its MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ to provide seamless device management capabilities for new WiMAX-capable mobile devices as part of the XOHM™ WiMAX mobile broadband initiative.
Device management ensures that WiMAX devices can be remotely activated and provisioned irrespective of their source, ensuring they work seamlessly and deliver a true mobile Internet experience. “Advanced device management is critical to delivering the best possible user experience over WiMAX and enabling the broadest and most compelling suite of WiMAX devices,” said Barry West, President of Sprint’s XOHM business unit. “The ability to remotely manage and support any WiMAX device — irrespective of where it has been bought — will create the first truly open wireless marketplace, allowing customers to purchase their own devices and activate them when they choose with or without a contract in place.”
XOHM intends to significantly enhance the Mobile Internet, allowing users to access advanced data applications and personal content from anywhere in the XOHM WiMAX coverage area, on any WiMAX-certified device at broadband speed. Studies show that consumer uptake of new mobile applications and services is directly related to early, positive user experiences and services that work seamlessly right out of the box. Sprint will use Mformation’s advanced MDM technology to remotely activate, configure, diagnose, update, secure and manage a diverse fleet of WiMAX-capable devices throughout all phases of their lifecycle. This will ensure that services and applications are delivered smoothly across Sprint’s WiMAX network, helping the company make the most of their WiMAX investments.
With support for more than 1,400 devices across any mobile network type, Mformation’s integrated MDM platform supports Sprint’s current CDMA device portfolio and offers the flexibility to evolve to support new network types, devices and value-added services. With Mformation, the devices in the subscribers’ hands are always configured and working optimally. Mformation has significant expertise in managing different classes of devices. Mformation’s deep experience with the OMA DM protocol and leadership role in managing OMA DM devices are especially critical to the seamless management of WiMAX-based devices, which use this protocol.
“Working with Sprint on this very important mobile broadband initiative is great validation of the power of our comprehensive MDM platform,” said Mark Edwards, CEO for Mformation. “We have consistently demonstrated our ability to support Sprint on their existing device portfolio where our advanced MDM platform is delivering a seamless, intuitive customer experience. Our ability to activate and manage their mobile devices to support their CDMA subscribers has been a huge success. We look forward to supporting them on XOHM and many further initiatives.”
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” 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, Europe and the US including Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Telefónica 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