Red Bend Software, provider of mobile software management, has announced that NTT DoCoMo, the mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services, has signed a multi year agreement to license Red Bend’s full portfolio of mobile software management solutions.
The agreement with DoCoMo marks a major milestone for Red Bend in licensing its full portfolio of MSM solutions directly to a tier one operator, and signals the acceleration of market adoption of mobile software management. Red Bend will provide DoCoMo with Red Bend’s vCurrent Mobile solution for updating firmware over the air, vRapid Mobile solution for managing software components over the air, and vDirect Mobile device management client.
DoCoMo serves more than 54 million customers and is the leading operator in Japan with 51.3% market share as of December 2008. The success of i-mode, DoCoMo’s mobile data service in Japan, has been expanded globally by operators seeking to use advanced technologies to provide highly practical and convenient mobile data services. Red Bend will have the ability to reach i-mode alliance partners as well.