SOURCE: Funambol

Funambol

October 28, 2009 07:01 ET

Top 10 Mobile Companies Choose Open Source Software to Power Latest Devices, Social Networking and 4G Services

New, Free Report Details How World's Leading Mobile Companies Are Racing to Adopt Open Source to Accelerate Innovative Mobile Cloud Services

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of phones, today announced that the world's "Top 10" mobile companies are using mobile open source software to support their most strategic initiatives and newest services.

The "Top 10" companies and their deployments are profiled in a new report released today. The report, "Top Ten Mobile Companies Choose Mobile Open Source," can be downloaded from the Funambol product library at http://www.funambol.com/solutions/library.php.

"Open source has proven to be a smart investment for mobile companies," said Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO. "Companies that don't quickly adopt open source will not be leaders tomorrow. The industry is rapidly evolving, and users increasingly expect to sync rich data and content via the cloud. Open source accelerates new mobile cloud services for billions of users as well as industry revenue."

The report points to network operators, device manufacturers and service providers as among the first major companies to move on open source software deployments. Both business and technical decisions are motivating these adoptions and include the need to optimize 4G services with flexible and scalable sync capabilities; build the next generation of mobile cloud and social networking services; and support maximum device compatibility.

According to the report, Funambol open source is used for projects supporting hundreds of millions of users. It is replacing legacy, proprietary solutions. Customers cite the ability to test and deploy immediately and with ultimate control as a primary reason for choosing open source.

About Funambol

Funambol is the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email for billions of phones. Funambol open source software has been downloaded over three million times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed by the largest device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, service providers and ISVs in the world, including AOL, 1&1, EarthLink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with an R&D center in Italy. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.

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