Press Release Summary:
Working in conjunction with Openwave's Integra transparent proxy, OpenwaveÂ® Mobile Analytics Service helps carriers understand how social networking traffic impacts SMS revenue, who is monetizing smartphone traffic, how it is being done, and how data plans are impacting per subscriber traffic rates. Service also provides operators with business intelligence and reporting that not only describes what is happening in network, but also provides insightful information as to why it is happening.
Original Press Release:
Openwave Launches Mobile Analytics Service
Openwave® Mobile Analytics enables carriers to manage and monitor mobile Internet traffic for iPhones and other smartphones
BOSTON, MASS., Mobile Internet World - October 22, 2008 - Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV), one of the world's leading software innovators enabling revenue-generating personalized services which converge the mobile and broadband experience, today announced the launch of the Openwave Mobile Analytics service, a service that combines the expertise of the company's professional services with the rich analytics and reporting capabilities of Openwave's Mobile Analytics solution. Openwave Mobile Analytics includes the Mobile Business Intelligence (MBI) module, which characterizes mobile internet traffic, including subscriber access to URLs, the duration of website visits and how frequently subscribers are accessing social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Mobile Analytics also includes the Openwave Behavioral Targeting module, which correlates data from a carrier's subscriber demographics and classifies website traffic to create behavioral categories of subscribers that can be used to develop targeted marketing and advertising campaigns.
"Mobile carriers are currently experiencing a strong increase in mobile internet traffic," said John Delaney, research director, European Consumer Mobile, IDC. "The carriers have a clear need to understand the nature of this activity, but that task is difficult because the more sophisticated end-user devices can bypass the traditional carrier gateways. Solutions that address this problem, enabling carriers to track and analyze the nature of their subscribers' data activity, will be crucial to carriers' efforts to maintain a high-value position in an increasingly complex value chain."
The Openwave Mobile Analytics service works in conjunction with Openwave's Integra transparent proxy, providing carriers with the ability to monitor, manage and monetize all mobile internet traffic. In addition, the Openwave Mobile Analytics service helps carriers understand how social networking traffic impacts SMS revenue, who is monetizing smartphone traffic and how it is being done, and how data plans are impacting per subscriber traffic rates.
"Business intelligence is the key element to monetizing the mobile internet." said Sean MacNeill, vice president and general manager, services management and global services, Openwave. "By better understanding mobile data usage patterns, carriers can identify and deliver relevant revenue generating services. Openwave Mobile Analytics creates a window for carriers to build a 360 degree view of their subscribers individually or in aggregate. The service provides a clear map of the content being accessed and the audiences using it, which is critical information that can help operators to monitor, manage and monetize the mobile internet."
Openwave is currently delivering customized reports to a tier one carrier in the APAC region that has witnessed its iPhone users accessing 5.5 times more data than other phones. According to industry estimates from comScore, the iPhone has increased mobile internet consumption by a factor of 13 times in the case of a category such as social networking sites. E-mail is another popular feature, with nearly 70 percent of iPhone users sending and receiving e-mail with the device, compared to just 26 percent among other smartphone users and 7.6 percent of the cell phone market overall, according to comScore.
The Openwave Mobile Analytics service is available now through Openwave global services.
Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is one of the world's leading innovators of software applications and infrastructure designed to enable revenue-generating, personalized services, including merchandising and advertising, which converge the mobile and broadband experience across all of a user's devices.
As the communications industry intersects with the Internet, Openwave software enables service providers to converge services, increasing the value of their networks by accelerating time to market and reducing the cost and complexity associated with new service deployment. Openwave's unique product portfolio provides a complete range of service management, messaging and location technologies. Openwave is a global company headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit www.openwave.com.
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