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Mobile management software provider mFormation enters Bangalore

BANGALORE: mFormationâ Technologies Inc., a global provider of mobile device management software based in the US has opened its office in Bangalore. mFormation's India office is expected to be a key software development center as well as providing professional services, sales and support for mobile operators in the growing Asian market.

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 mFormation's leading partners, and creating a support organization for global operators.

With $35+ 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, states an official release.

The official release quotes Mark Edwards, mFormation's CEO as saying "The expansion into India comes as demand increases in Asia and around the world for mFormation's market-leading mobile device management software. 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 who has had 23 years of experience in the Indian software industry, including most recently as Director of India Operations at Clovis Solutions, a provider of system infrastructure software for telecom equipment manufacturers.

"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, whom the official release quotes as saying "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. 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."

Headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, and with offices in the UK, Europe, India and China, mFormation is a privately held company funded by Battery Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Deutsche Bank, Intel Capital, Kingdon Capital and North Bridge Venture Partners.

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