Thursday, August 18, 2005

QUALCOMM Acquired Elata for Mobile Content Delivery Software

QUALCOMM has acquired ELATA, a developer of mobile content delivery software based in the UK, for approximately $57 million in cash.

ELATA's software helps operators with managing, delivering and marketing rich wireless content.

QUALCOMM said that by combining ELATA's wireless content delivery system with its BREW solution, operators would have access to an extensive and modular offering of wireless data solutions and services. The new unified delivery system is platform-agnostic, allowing operators to consolidate all of their content services with support for all device platforms.

Under a single service delivery framework, a broad array of content can be unified and managed, including ringtones, wallpapers, and BREW, Java, streaming and OMA-compliant content - for the full range of feature phones and smartphones on operators' WCDMA (UMTS), GSM and CDMA2000 networks. For example, an operator may offer applications and services to its subscribers that have been developed in multiple programming languages and are delivered via many different systems to the handset.

  • elata raised EUR13 million (US$12.5 million) in two rounds of funding (September 2001 and October 2003) from Royal Bank Ventures, Frontiers Capital, NewMedia SPARK plc, and Hugh Symons Group plc.

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