Funambol, Mahindra Comviva Team on Personal Clouds

By Arselia Gales Comments
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Funambol, a white-label personal cloud solution, and Mahindra Comviva, a provider of mobile financial and VAS solutions, announced a partnership to help mobile-service providers get to market quickly with personal cloud services.

Through this new partnership, Funambol will provide its solution that enables service providers to deploy a self-branded digital lifestyle personal cloud and Mahindra Comviva will leverage its wide product portfolio and extensive geographic presence to create and deliver personal cloud solutions. This will leverage Funambol technology that meets customers needs in its markets, the companies said. 

"The increase in mobile Internet users in the emerging markets and consumption of digital content, but without a similar growth in PC and computer infrastructure, has accelerated the need for personal cloud solutions. Mahindra Comviva is extending its ... WebAxn solution to include personal cloud services with this partnership," said Arun Tanksali, chief technology officer, Mahindra Comviva.

A recent Gartner report recommended that service providers go to market quickly because the cost of getting users to switch to personal clouds is very high.

"The market for self-branded personal clouds has reached a tipping point globally," said Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO. “We look forward to working with Mahindra Comviva to help mobile service providers get to market quickly with their own branded personal cloud service."

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