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November - 2009 - issue > Spotlight: Mobile

Mavenir: Driving the Growth of Mobile Operators

si Team
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
si Team
Founded in 2005 by entrepreneurs having several years of experience in the telecommunications field, today Mavenir Systems provides mobile operators the power to deliver better communication experience to their users.

The company, which was co-founded by Pardeep Kohli, Pulin Patel, Achal Patel and Rashad Ali offers mobile convergence solutions. These solutions can enable mobile operators to offer subscribers new and enhanced voice and messaging services on mobile devices. The converged voice solutions can enable delivery of Mobile VoIP services, over any mobile access, without having to implement an overlay IP Core. The company’s Mobile Telephony Application Server (M-TAS) delivers converged voice services over an all IP core network to both IMS and non-IMS mobiles, broadband devices and Femtocells.

The company that competes with players like Ericsson and Alcatel feels that the approach it takes to develop new products is its differentiating factor. “Most of these companies develop new products, which are evolution of their existing products, but we do it from scratch and offer greater flexibility,” says Pardeep Kohli, the CEO. According to him, the solutions by the competitors don’t offer enough flexibility to the operators to change as per the trends. Mavenir has four customers globally including Viettel in Vietnam and Cellcom in the USA. The other two are unannounced Tier 1 mobile operators in USA and Europe.

The company also provides converged messaging solutions that can deliver cost savings to operators, by increasing capacity of SMS networks and can also increase usage by adding new services to monetize the explosive growth in the messaging market.The combined solution accelerates the transition from legacy messaging silos to a converged, all IP messaging core.

The company, which is funded by Alloy Ventures, Austin Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners has a total employee count of 150. Apart from the mobile solutions, the Richardson, Texas-based company also offers a hardware platform called Mavenir mOne Convergence Platform. The platform can enable operators to accelerate the launch of IMS services including Instant Messaging and Presence based on OMA SIMPLE standards. With the mobile market booming around the globe, Mavenir intends to grab this growing market opportunity in the future by offering the best solutions to the operators.
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