BlackBerry introduced this Thursday morning that they've acquired Movitru in an try and make BYOD and COPE simpler for companies. The deal will probably ultimately see BlackBerry units able to having two telephone numbers hooked up to them with out the necessity for switching sim playing cards or carrying multiple system.
Check out the press launch under for extra info.
BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu to Improve Adoption of BYOD and COPE
New answer allows “cut up billing” for iOS, Android and BlackBerry
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – September eleven, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a worldwide chief in cellular communications, introduced at this time that it has acquired Movirtu, a supplier of digital id options for cellular operators that permits a number of numbers to be lively on a single gadget. This improves gadget administration in convey-your-personal gadget (BYOD) and company owned personally enabled (COPE) environments. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.
With Movirtu’s Virtual SIM platform, each a enterprise quantity and a private quantity can be utilized on a single cellular system, with separate billing for voice, knowledge and messaging utilization on every quantity. As a outcome, staff can change between enterprise and private profiles simply with out carrying a number of units or SIM playing cards, and costs are appropriately billed to the corporate and the worker. Additionally, along side the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) platform, enterprise clients will be capable of apply IT insurance policies to the enterprise quantity with out impacting the usability of the system for private use.
“In a BYOD and COPE world, there stay numerous effectivity and comfort challenges dealing with enterprises, staff and cellular operators alike,” stated John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “The acquisition of Movirtu enhances our core technique of offering further worth added providers, and it'll leverage our key belongings, together with our BES platform, together with our present international infrastructure which is related to numerous cellular operators around the globe.”
The acquisition enhances BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space, BlackBerry Balance and different partitioning applied sciences, which give staff the liberty and privateness they need for his or her private use whereas delivering the safety and administration wanted for enterprise use. With Movirtu, staff can change between profiles for calls, knowledge and messages, whereas on their house community and in roaming conditions.
“BlackBerry is one of the best associate to assist us carry ahead our imaginative and prescient of redefining the cellular expertise by introducing digital identities,” stated Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO, Movirtu. “We handle the challenges of BYOD and COPE by offering our distinctive and revolutionary know-how answer via BlackBerry’s present relationships with cellular operators and clients all over the world.”
The new Virtual SIM capabilities can be provided by BlackBerry by way of cellular operators to offer clients with a number of id based mostly service choices. BlackBerry will help the deployment of Movirtu know-how by cellular operators on all main smartphone working methods.
A international chief in cellular communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the cellular business when it was launched in 1999. Today, BlackBerry goals to encourage the success of our tens of millions of consumers around the globe by constantly pushing the boundaries of cellular experiences. Founded in 1984 and based mostly in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates workplaces in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades underneath the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For extra info, go to www.BlackBerry.com.
Headquartered in London, and with a regional workplace India, Movirtu develops and markets revolutionary id options for cellular operators in developed and creating markets. Movirtu’s patented Virtual SIM platform, which permits a number of numbers to be lively on a single normal SIM card, allows cellular operators to deploy a variety of compelling service choices. For extra info, please go to http://www.movirtu.com.