mFormation expands with new India office

By Sources   |   Thursday, 07 July 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: – mFormatio Technologies Inc. today announced the opening of a new office in Bangalore, India. mFormation’s India office will be a key software development center as well as providing professional services, sales and support for mobile operators in the growing Asian market. With $35 plus million investment from top-tier venture capital firms, including Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Intel Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners, mFormation plans to grow the India team to more than 200 personnel over the next two to three years.

“The expansion into India comes as demand increases in Asia and around the world for mFormation’s market-leading mobile device management software,” said Mark Edwards, mFormation’s Chief Executive Officer. “By expanding our operations into India, we can leverage its deep pool of technical talent to build new products and provide the sales and support resources our global operator customers require.”
mFormation has appointed Bhasker Sharma as Country Manager and Director of Operations, India.

“mFormation is well positioned to take advantage of a tremendous opportunity in mobile device management as adoption of new devices and services grows globally,” said Sharma. “I look forward to building a team in India that can play a critical role in expanding mFormation’s worldwide presence to take advantage of this opportunity.”

mFormation has also appointed Chittur Sreenivasan, with over 20 years experience in the India software industry, as the new VP of Engineering, India. “I am excited to be part of building a world-class R&D and engineering team in India to support mFormation’s growing customer base of global operators,” said Sreenivasan. “I expect that within the next 12-18 months the India office will take complete responsibility for certain areas of the product and will also actively contribute to the evolving OMA standards.”

The India office will be involved in creating new mobile device management server products for emerging networks such as WCDMA and WiMax, building embedded software for new wireless devices, creating integrated offerings with mFormationÂ’s leading partners, and creating a support organization for global operators.

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