MERA Networks

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Type Private
Industry Software R&D
Founded 1989
Headquarters Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Key people Dmitry Ponomarev, Yuri Menkov, Igor Piruyan, Alexey Myakov, Grigory Burov
Employees ≈1500 (2013)[1]

MERA is a provider of outsourced software development services for ICT industry. Since the company`s inception in 1989 it has built a solid basis for joint R&D projects with equipment manufacturers and solution vendors of all sizes around the world.

The company deals with projects of any complexity from low-level development of firmware, drivers, etc. all the way to the application layer development for a great variety of standards and specialized embedded hardware/software platforms. MERA possesses market-unique experience that has been accumulated over years of cooperation with the leading solutions and equipment vendors.


  • 1989: A group of professors from State Nizhny Novgorod Technical University founded MERA as a private firm specializing in antenna research and development.
  • 1990: MERA wins first contracts with foreign customers.
  • 1993: MERA concludes a first software development contract with Nortel Networks, Canada.
  • 2000: The company opens a Customer Relations Office in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2001: MERA fully complies with ISO 9001:2000 standard.
  • 2004: MERA signs a contract with TietoEnator, a major Swedish corporation, expanding its business in Western Europe.
  • 2005: MERA receives the Nortel Preferred Supplier Award for outstanding quality and service delivery performance.
  • 2006: MERA is the first company in Russia to achieve TL9000 certification for provision of outsourced software development, testing and maintenance services.
  • 2007: MERA starts an innovative software development project with SynapSense, a leading provider of complete wireless instrumentation solutions.
  • 2009: MERA signs a long-term agreement with Telecommunication Systems, the award-winning wireless navigation, hyper-local search and location-based services (LBS) company, and achieves CMMI Level 3 Certification.
  • 2010: MERA signs long term agreements with Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, Kapsch Group, specializing in ICT and telecommunications as well as future-oriented telematics and traffic management systems, and becomes a full member of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI).
  • 2011: Ascom Wireless Solutions,a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, elderly care, independent living, manufacturing industries, prisons, retail and hotels, opens a test centre at MERA. MERA launches Future Telecom Technologies Playground.
  • 2012: MERA opens a customer relations office in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA).

Executive team[edit]

  • Dmitry Ponomarev, President
  • Yuri Menkov, Vice President of Finance
  • Igor Piruyan, Vice President/General Manager
  • James Hymel, CEO, Mera Software Services
  • Alexey Myakov, Vice President of Business Development
  • Grigory Burov, Vice President of Operations

MERA’s software R&D services[edit]

  • Software design,
  • Software development,
  • Software testing,
  • Software maintenance,
  • Customer- and user-level documentation development,
  • Test automation,
  • Product migration,
  • Professional services.



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