MphasiS extends 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 see www.symbiansigned.com.

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 and Tokyo).

 

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