Antenna Software has acquired mobile internet software company Volantis Systems. The acquisition combines Antenna’s position in developing mobile applications for enterprise customers with Volantis’ mobile internet capabilities.
Antenna hopes the combination will “create a complete solution for mobile web, apps and content which works on any wireless/internet-enabled device”.
The company’s statement said, “The combination of Antenna’s proven mobile apps technology with the ability to harness the power of the mobile internet positions the company as an end-to-end mobile solutions provider for enterprises and carriers.”
Nick McQuire, IDC’s Research Director for EMEA Enterprise Mobility provided a pre-prepared statement for the company’s press release “It’s clear that no company can afford to have just a mobile website strategy or just a mobile apps strategy. As such, the combined experience and capabilities of Antenna and Volantis make them well positioned to take advantage of the way in which the mobile internet is developing on a global scale,” McQuire said.
Operating under the Antenna brand, the combined company will continue to provide support of Volantis’ products to its current customers, prospects and partners through its existing teams.
The addition of Volantis’ complementary technology allows Antenna to immediately offer its customers a significantly broader range of mobile web solutions, including the underlying architecture for mobile commerce and enterprise app stores. This adds to Antenna’s already robust on-demand (SaaS) Antenna Mobility Platform™ (AMP) offering, which powers the company’s suite of mobile business and consumer applications.
“This is truly a watershed moment for Antenna that takes us closer to our vision of being the mobile platform for the Global 1000,” said Jim Hemmer, President and CEO of Antenna. “With Volantis as part of the Antenna family, our customers can go to a single provider for all their mobility needs. Our mobile solutions not only manage the complex requirements of the workforce but also the mobile demands of millions of consumers who want to interact with a brand on the go across myriad devices. In a highly fragmented channel, Antenna creates order out of chaos and delivers a consistent and compelling mobile experience to all.”
Volantis brings to Antenna carrier and enterprise customers, including T-Mobile, 3, Telenor, Garanti Bank and Reliance Capital.
Watson, former CEO and Co-Founder of Volantis, said, Joining with Antenna will allow us to continue to invest in the development of our technology while co-innovating as part of the Antenna team to help drive success for the combined company going forward.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.