IMImobile Completes WIN Acquisition

IMImobile, one of Indias largest and fastest-growing mobile technology companies, has completed its acquisition of UK mobile content and services company WINplc.

The resulting company, with a global workforce of over 600, has strong relationships with Tier-1 mobile operators in Europe and the emerging markets. It marries the strength of IMImobiles DaVinci Evolved Service Platform with WINs expertise in service creation for both operator and enterprise markets.

“This is an important step for IMImobile as we aim to create and drive an open global mobile marketplace for new applications and services and to help operators realize the “network-as-a-service” model and make their networks smarter,” says IMImobile chairman and CEO, Vishwanath Alluri. “Our two companies share a single vision. We understand that the mobile device will lie at the heart of a compelling and powerful mix of services and applications for business, entertainment, leisure and lifestyle needs. The challenge is to realise that potential with fast-to-market, easily configurable services in a technically complex environment. Our unique managed service model allows our customers – operators, enterprises and media companies – to quickly create, deliver and access an advanced range of mobile applications and services.”

The two companies’ vision of an open global mobile marketplace for services and applications is is designed to be compatible with industry-wide initiatives such as the Wholesale Application Community (WAC) project.

Following the WIN acquisition, IMImobile’s DaVinci Evolved Service Platform (ESP) will power a broad range of managed services to more than 100 operator and blue-chip enterprise customers in some 70 countries around the world.  The company says its managed service business model helps reduce time to market for new services whilst lowering capex costs and quickly generates new revenue streams.

IMImobile is focused on providing core technology infrastructure for value-added mobile data, voice and video services. Its customers include mobile operators, media companies and international corporations.