Wipro Technologies has acquired the Mobile
Broadcast Solutions division of Nokia for an undisclosed sum. The
40-employee enterprise mobile TV unit develops software and hardware
that enables mobile TV technology on the phone to find and access the
broadcasting network. It is understood that Nokia has decided to sell
the unit as the company is planning to focus on the consumer side of
the mobile TV business, reports Business Standard.
India’s third-largest IT services firm, Wipro Ltd, has acquired the
enterprise mobile TV unit owned by Finland-based leading mobile phone
manufacturer Nokia for an undisclosed sum. A Wipro spokesperson
declined comment as the company was in its “silent period” before the
announcement of its annual results on Wednesday.
as the Mobile Broadcast Solutions division of Nokia, the unit employs
around 40 people, who are mainly responsible for developing software
and hardware to enable mobile TV technology on the phone.
It is understood that Nokia has decided to sell the unit as the
company is planning to focus on the consumer side of the mobile TV
business. The mobile television and on-demand video, much touted a few
years ago, did not evoke much interest from the public. Wipro is strong
in the telecom services business. In October 2007, telecom firm Nokia
Siemens Networks transferred its Berlin-based R&D team working on
radio access technologies to Wipro Technologies. About 58 employees of
Nokia Siemens were transferred to Wipro Technologies.
Moreover, Wipro currently offers mobile software-product-realisation
and consulting services to Forum Nokia community members. Its services
can be provided either from India or any of its global locations. It is
also a Symbian (the leading cellphone operating system) Platinum
Partner and a Symbian Competence Centre.