UQ Launches WiMAX Service Powered by Mformation Mobile Device Management

Mformation enabling activation and management of WiMAX-based devices and services for Japanese marketplace

EDISON, N.J.--(AllPayNews.com)--Mformation® Technologies Inc., the market leader in advanced mobile device management (MDM) software, today announced that UQ has successfully launched its WiMAX service, which is powered by the MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™ device management platform. Mformation is providing seamless device management capabilities for WiMAX-capable mobile devices as part of the rollout of UQ’s WiMAX-based services. The UQ venture includes KDDI and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). UQ expects to cover all major cities by the end of 2010 and aims to provide WiMAX coverage to 90 percent of the country by 2012.

Advanced device management ensures that WiMAX-capable devices can be remotely activated and provisioned irrespective of their source, ensuring that they work seamlessly and deliver an enhanced mobile Internet experience. “Advanced device management is fundamental to ensuring that our WiMAX services work seamlessly and provide a great user experience,” said Toshikazu Yokai, General Manager, Network Technology Department of UQ Communications. “The Mformation solution was important to our overall strategy to support live commercial WiMAX services. Under a tight deadline, the device management solution has been delivered to power the WiMAX service. The ability to remotely activate, manage and support any WiMAX device — regardless of where it is purchased — will create a compelling proposition for users and a truly open mobile marketplace, allowing customers to purchase their own devices and activate them where, when and how they choose.”

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 broadband speed. Mformation has built up significant experience of supporting devices over all-IP 4G technologies with unparalleled device support — Mformation supports more than 2,500 different devices across any mobile network type. Mformation’s integrated MDM platform is continually evolving to support new network types, devices and value-added services. 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. With Mformation, the devices in the subscribers’ hands are always configured and working optimally.

“Delivery for UQ under a very tight deadline required seamless coordination between CTC and Mformation. We look forward to supporting further initiatives with UQ going forward,” said Junichi Maruta, General Manager, Telecom Systems Planning Division of CTC. CTC is a leading system integrator in Japan and is undertaking the systems integration role for this program.

“Working with UQ on this very important mobile broadband initiative is great validation of the power of our comprehensive MDM platform,” said Mark Edwards, CEO for Mformation. “UQ Communications had very demanding requirements; we have consistently demonstrated our ability to support these requirements as UQ Communications moves forward with its aggressive plans for rollout of WiMAX-based services. We look forward to continuing our support for UQ on this critical initiative.”

About Mformation

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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