Sequans Communications And Mformation Announce Interoperability
Partnership In Support Of WiMAX Device Management
Other Topics: WiMAX
Mformation® Technologies Inc.
October 20, 2009
Relationship lowers costs for device vendors and ensures WiMAX
devices can be remotely managed, activated and supported ’out of the
Edison, NJ -- Mformation® Technologies Inc., the leading provider of
advanced mobile device management (MDM) solutions, today announced an
interoperability partnership with Sequans Communications, an industry
leader in WiMAX semiconductor products. The interoperability program
provides a wide range of support programs to service providers for
managing and controlling devices over a WiMAX network.
|Sequans offers wireless equipment
manufacturers a chipset solution for virtually every WiMAX application,
including all types of mobile devices and the smallest of mobile phones.
Mformation’s OMA DM server provides WiMAX service activation, remote
configuration and ongoing life-cycle support for WiMAX-capable devices.
Sequans has integrated an OMA DM client directly into its chip software
and has joined the Mformation WiMAX Self-Certification Program whereby
it has passed an extensive range of tests certifying compliance with OMA
DM and WiMAX Forum™ specifications.
"Successfully building the WiMAX service ecosystem requires that devices
and services work out of the box,” said Craig Miller, VP of marketing,
Sequans. "Working with Mformation, the leader in device management,
allows us to enable our customers to confidently and affordably produce
devices that are compliant with industry standards and will work for
virtually any WiMAX service provider."
There are multiple benefits to Mformation’s self-certification program.
OEMs who use the Sequans chipset, which features pre-integrated OMA DM
client software, can cost-effectively create and certify WiMAX devices
using pre-tested and OMA DM compliant technology, allowing them to be
seamlessly managed by advanced device management platforms such as
MFORMATION SERVICE MANAGER™.
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
true broadband speeds. Mformation has built up significant experience
supporting devices over all-IP 4G technologies with unparalleled device
support. Mformation’s lead mobile WiMAX customers include Clearwire,
Sprint and UQ Communications (KDDI and Intel joint venture). Mformation
supports more than 2,500 different devices across any mobile network
type. Mformation’s integrated MDM platform is continually evolving to
support new next-generation networks, devices and value-added services.
Mformation’s extensive experience with the OMA DM protocol and
demonstrated leadership in managing OMA DM devices are especially
critical to the seamless management of WiMAX-based devices. With
Mformation, the mobile devices in the subscribers’ hands are always
configured and working optimally.
Mark Edwards, Mformation’s CEO, comments: “The WiMAX ecosystem is
building. Working with leading chipset players like Sequans is an
important step toward ensuring that more of the device makes and models
entering the market can be supported on WiMAX networks automatically.”