Red Bend says FOTA adoption rapidly expanding to WiMAX and M2M

Red Bend Software, a provider of mobile software management (MSM), has announced that its vCurrent Mobile software has shipped in more than 410 million mobile devices worldwide. The milestone represents a 105% year over year growth since third quarter 2007, when the company’s firmware over the air (FOTA) software shipped in 200 million devices.

Red Bend also reported a promising wave of devices adopting FOTA beyond mobile phones, including WiMAX modems and data cards as well as machine to machine (M2M) modules. Red Bend projects in the fourth quarter that its software will reach 475 million mobile devices.

Yoram Salinger, CEO at Red Bend Software, said: “Red Bend continued its record of growth amid the tough global economic conditions affecting our customers. In the third quarter, mobile phone manufacturers deployed Red Bend’s FOTA software in 20 new handset models, from smartphones to feature phones. For the first time, nearly the same number of other types of wireless devices shipped with vCurrent Mobile. Customers in the WiMAX and M2M markets adopted Red Bend in 17 wireless devices, demonstrating the growing need to manage software and devices across the network in a unified way.”

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