OnMobile

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OnMobile Global Limited
Type Public
Traded as
Industry Telecommunications
Founded California, U.S. (September 2000 (2000-09))
Founder(s)
  • Mouli Raman1
  • Arvind Rao
Headquarters Bangalore[1], India
Area served Worldwide
Key people
Services Value-added services
Revenue Increase Rs. 747 crore (FY 2012-13)[1]
Profit Increase Rs. 47 crore (FY 2012-13)[1]
Employees 1664[1]
Website onmobile.com

OnMobile Global Limited is a leader [3][4] in the delivery of high quality Mobile Services, which are used by many of the best known mobile operators [5][6] to provide information, entertainment, and personalization services to their customers. The company offers content management, content aggregation and distribution, voice short codes, missed call alerts, multimedia push services, mobile search, ringtones, ringback tones, voice portals, music products, mobile radio, entertainment products like football, cricket, quizzes & gaming solutions, movies and a safety app called Help Me on Mobile.[7]

Founded in 2000, OnMobile is headquartered in Bangalore, India[8] and serves customers in 59 countries [9] on 5 continents. OnMobile also has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangladesh, Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sydney, United Kingdom, Paris, Romania, Spain, Dubai, Cairo, Nairobi, Florida, Montreal, Bellevue, and California.

In the past one year, OnMobile has steadily grown its global footprint with the addition of partnerships in Africa [5][6][10] and North America.

OnMobile corporate office in Bangalore, India

Originally incorporated in California under the name Onscan Technologies India Private Limited as a spin off from Infosys, the company relocated to India.[11][12][13] The company changed its name to OnMobile Asia Pacific Private Limited in April 2001 and finally to its current name in August 2007.[13] OnMobile became the first Indian telecom VAS company to go public when it was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India on 19 February 2008.[14]

Arvind Rao, one of the founders of the company, resigned on July 10, 2012, by providing the reason of corporate governance issues during his tenure.[15][16]

Acquisitions[edit]

As of 2013, OnMobile acquired five companies in order to expand their product line.

ITFinity[edit]

In December 2006, OnMobile announced that it was acquiring ITFinity, a mobile software company, for $10–20 million.[17]

Voxmobili[edit]

The acquisition of French data products company Voxmobili in 2007, expanded OnMobile's operations to the Pacific, Australia, and the United States.[18] Voxmobili provided services to Orange, Cingular, Vodafone, and France Telecom.[19]

Telisma[edit]

OnMobile paid 12 Million for acquiring French speech recognition company Telisma S.A.[20] Telisma has a speech recognition technology available in 10 Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, and English.[21] Previously, OnMobile had used speech recognition from Nuance Communications that supported 15 different languages.[22]

Dilithium Networks[edit]

In October 2010, OnMobile purchased Dilithium Networks, a developer of 3G video technology, for an undisclosed amount.[23]

Livewire Mobile[edit]

In June 2013, OnMobile acquired Livewire Mobile, a ringtone, ringback tone, an infotainment company, for $17.8 million.[24]

Notes[edit]

^1 Mouli Raman is also known as Chandramouli Janakiraman.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "OnMobile Global Limited, Annual Report 2013" (PDF). OnMobile. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/onmobile-appoints-rajiv-pancholy-as-ceo-114053001759_1.html
  3. ^ "OnMobile Global up 8%, sells French subsidiary Voxmobili". Money Control. 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  4. ^ "OnMobile Partners with MTN to Migrate Their RBT Services Globally". Reuters. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  5. ^ a b "OnMobile partners with MTN for RBT services". Economic Times. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  6. ^ a b "OnMobile ties up with Airtel Africa for powering football services". CIOL. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  7. ^ "A mobile app that 'empowers' women". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  8. ^ "OnMobile Global Limited, Contact Us". OnMobile. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  9. ^ Peer, Nikita (2014-08-01). "OnMobile’s revenues up 4.8% to Rs 198Cr in Q1; domestic business continues to slide". techcircle.in. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  10. ^ "OnMobile Forms Africa Partnership With Starfish Mobile". Media Nama. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  11. ^ a b Sen, Swagata (2008-11-28). "The right connection". India Today. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Infosys spin-off OnMobile gets $28-m funding". The Hindu Business Line. 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  13. ^ a b "Grading Rationale for CRISIL IPO Grading, OnMobile Global Limited". CRISIL. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  14. ^ Jagadeesh, Namitha (2009-02-20). "OnMobile Global lists at 19% premium". livemint.com. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  15. ^ Ranganathan, Chandra (2012-07-10). "OnMobile CEO Arvind Rao resigns due to corporate governance issues". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  16. ^ "OnMobile CEO quits as governance review finds fault". Firstpost. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  17. ^ Sriram, R (2008-12-28). "OnMobile snaps up ITFinity". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  18. ^ Joji Thomas, Philip; Chaitali Chakravarty (2007-09-03). "OnMobile to buy France’s Voxmobili for Rs 150 cr". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  19. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil (2007-09-03). "OnMobile To Acquire Voxmobili for $35.12 Million". ContentSutra. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  20. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil (2008-07-31). "OnMobile Paid Over $18 Million For Telisma; $20 Million Revenues, $3.6 Million Profit; Nepal Operator RBT". MediaNama.com. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  21. ^ Shah, Cerius (2008-05-18). "OnMobile Acquires France’s Telisma S.A.". ContentSutra. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  22. ^ "OnMobile completes deployment of Nuance speech solutions". WebIndia123.com. 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  23. ^ "OnMobile buys Dilithium Networks’ 3G video tech". The Hindu Business Line. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  24. ^ Phadnis, Shilpa (2013-06-04). "OnMobile to buy Livewire Mobile for $17.8 million". Times of India. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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