Volantis Opens New Office in India in Response to Growing Market Opportunities

Volantis Systems increases global presence with new central Asia office in Pune, India

Jun 20, 2010, 20:00 ET from Volantis Systems Limited

GUILDFORD, England, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Volantis Systems, a provider of mobile internet and content enablement software, today announced the next step in its international expansion with the opening of its new office in Pune, India. Already operational in the region for over four years, Volantis' expansion into India and new office is driven by the increase of mobile internet development throughout the region.

Volantis allows operators to deploy portals and browser-based applications that leverage features of leading high-end devices, whilst also supporting access by the wide array of older, less advanced handsets still in use by many subscribers. This is particularly relevant in an emerging market such as the Indian sub-continent where major mobile operators in the region are beginning to offer increasingly compelling products and services across the mobile internet. Volantis will work closely with its customers and partners to enable them to meet consumer demand, maximizing the user experience regardless of device whilst minimizing deployment costs.  

As the fastest growing mobile market in the world, the opportunity for the mobile internet in India is increasing, with recent research from the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) revealing that there are now more than 127 million mobile subscribers with internet-ready phones. With the recent conclusion of the 3G auctions in India, which raised $15 billion for licenses across the country's 22 service areas, mobile operators in the region are now aggressively rolling out next-generation services to subscribers. As a direct result, the Value Added Services (VAS) market and uptake of mobile subscriptions is growing at an exponential rate, with recent forecasts from Research and Markets* reporting a 60 per cent year on year growth rate and estimated revenues of $5.5 billion (INR 251 billion) in 2010.

"As a valued member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Volantis is helping Oracle to support operators in the region with the management of third-party access to their service delivery platforms, while enabling protected access to core network resources including messaging, charging and location. The results of our relationship have already been demonstrated in our success with joint customers such as Aircel. I am delighted that Volantis is expanding its footprint in the region," said Raghav Saghal, vice president and general manager APAC and Japan, Oracle Communications.

"Volantis has seen a substantial increase in the demand for our software and services across India from both new and existing customers over the past 6 months," said Mark Watson, CEO of Volantis. "We already have an in-depth understanding of the market through a number of strong partner relationships in the region, working with companies such as Bharti Airtel to deliver compelling mobile internet experiences to subscribers across multiple devices. It is our commitment to deliver local support to both customers and partners that has prompted us to expand our presence in India, and our expansion will help drive this market forward to its full potential."  

* Research and Markets, Future of Value Added Services (VAS) Market in India 2009-13, July 2009

About Volantis

Volantis is the mobile internet specialist that makes the internet work on all mobile phones, enabling anyone with a mobile to access the internet on the go. Its platforms help solve the complexity of selling and delivering content to thousands of unique devices without compromise, ensuring the highest quality user experience.

Founded in 2000, Volantis has a decade's experience in delivering mobile internet and content services to mobile subscribers, with over 120 employees in five regions across the globe including: UK, Poland, USA, Hong Kong and India. Volantis' customers include AT&T, Telefonica, Orange, Oracle and IBM.

Additional information is available at www.volantis.com.

Volantis software is protected by the following granted and pending patent applications: United Kingdom: 2371896, European Patent EP 1320972 (Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland), pending European Patent Application EP 1641211 (designating Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom), Hong Kong: HK1049046, Japan: 2002-531257, Singapore: 95431, 200301776-9, India: 325/DEL/03, South Korea: 7004318/03, People's Republic of China: ZL01819526, US: 10/381802.

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