Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mformation's MDM to Support Clearwire's Mobile WiMAX Service

Clearwire will use Mformation's SERVICE MANAGER mobile device management (MDM) software for its CLEAR mobile WiMAX service. Mformation's platform ensures that all of the mobile devices are properly configured and working optimally. The company said its deep experience with the OMA DM protocol and its leadership role in managing OMA DM devices are especially critical to the seamless management of WiMAX-based devices, which use this protocol. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mformation said the user requirements for device management will be much the same regardless of whether they are connected to an all-IP WiMAX network or a cellular network (including CDMA, CDMA 2000, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, WCDMA, HSPA). Regardless of what network their subscribers are using at any given point in time, service providers still need to configure services, remotely activate users, get a real-time view of devices, distribute and update applications and firmware, secure devices and data, and monitor service availability and performance.

"Working with Clearwire on this very important mobile broadband initiative is great validation of the power of our comprehensive MDM platform," said Mark Edwards, Mformation CEO.

  • Mformation previously disclosed that UQ Communications has selected its MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER to provide seamless device management capabilities for new WiMAX-capable devices as part of the rollout of its WiMAX network. The UQ Communications venture was established with KDDI Corporation, Intel Capital Corp., East Japan Railway Company, KYOCERA Corporation, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.

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