certification service to mobile developers through Symbian Signed
High value, easier and widespread application
signing to mobile developers and operators
Mumbai, December 16, 2004
MphasiS, a leading provider of
system integration technology and BPO solutions for customer-focused
corporations together with Symbian Limited, the software licensing
company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry
standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones,
today announced MphasiS as the new global test certification house
for Symbian Signed.
Symbian Signed is the industry-endorsed application signing program
that promotes best practise in Symbian OS content and application
development. MphasiS has thus joined the select group of companies
worldwide, who have partnered Symbian for their certification service.
According to Anant Koppar, President, MphasiS
Technologies, “Our expertise in operating systems and
validation services will add value for developers launching best-in-class
Symbian OS mobile applications. MphasiS, with its expertise in both
enterprise and engineering markets, is in a unique position to provide
added value and knowledge to Symbian Signed.” MphasiS will
operate its global services based out of its subsidiary in China.
“New Symbian Signed test house – MphasiS, will provide
excellent value and choice for Symbian OS developers”, said
Geoff Preston, Technology Operations Director,
Symbian. “This announcement demonstrates our continued
commitment to drive down certification costs and ensure accessibility
for Symbian Signed world-wide”.
Developers will benefit from competitive priced testing. Symbian
Signed approved test Houses follow the same application testing
criteria designed against network operator and mobile manufacturer
requirements. Symbian Signed is designed to satisfy mobile developers’
needs and ensure a thriving, open market for trusted mobile applications
by providing a single, low-cost and unified certification program.
The program also delivers developer authentication and anti-tamper
security for Symbian OS applications. For more information please
About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses
Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for
advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset
manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based
mobile phones in production and development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu
for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo,
Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In 2003, over 6.67 million Symbian
OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide and more than 15 million
have been sold to date.
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices
in the United States, Europe and Asia (Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul