|Ericsson Acquires Minority Stake in Novatium Solutions
IT News Online Staff
Novatium Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a provider of rich computing services, announced that Ericsson India has acquired a minority stake in the company. Novatium said that with this investment it gains valuable global market reach and deep rooted telecom infrastructure and operator relationships worldwide expertise.
Ericsson said this investment in Novatiumís further strengthens its leadership position and commitment in India and beyond. It also brings the company a step closer to its vision to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world and its mission to empower people, business and societies.
Ericsson envisions that in an all-communicating world, everyone can use voice, data, images and video to share ideas and information wherever and whenever they want. The company aims to make peopleís lives richer and easier, provide affordable communication for all and enable new ways to do business.
The PC market in India and globally is moving into the next phase where more emphasis is being put on simplicity for the end-users. Connectivity is the key enabler for this trend, which is seen in increased traction for cloud computing, virtualization and PC-as-a-Service. Novatiumís hassle free computing solution, where people can simply plug and compute, showcases proven value for the masses. The company already has partnerships with leading Indian operators - Bharti, BSNL, MTNL and Tata along with successful pilot and deployments in other countries.
Alok Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Novatium Solutions Pvt. Ltd., said, "Our offerings for the consumer market are compelling for both the developed and emerging markets as consumers, are increasingly seeking simpler, always-on Internet experience and choice of relevant content and applications. This strategic relationship with Ericsson encompasses multi-fold innovations in the technology, consumer content and applications and telecom relationships space. It will, therefore provide impetus to rollout Novatium services globally with market relevant offerings."
Novatium as a distinct new business complementing Ericssonís existing portfolio, will continue to focus on India business and select overseas markets with Ericsson spearheading the overseas business. Novatiumís Computing-as-a-Service solution, apart from being an interesting business opportunity with potentially high growth, could bring substantial value to telecom operators active in the broadband value chain, fixed and mobile globally. Novatium said this relationship will help it to be a truly global service provider with international relevance and aggressive market reach.
Novatiumís Utility Computing-as-a-Service provides end-to-end new age online experience with special emphasis on simple access to information, applications and entertainment content on internet, personalized education, VoIP integration and business productivity suite. For current PC users, it provides access to Linux and Windows Operating systems simultaneously.
Novatiumís technology delivers an "obsolescence-proof computing service", which is superior in performance and simple to use, with substantial savings on investment. All the complexities associated with computers, software, anti-virus and device drivers are managed by Novatium technical experts as part of service uptime guarantee for a small service fee. The subscribers can choose from various plans that are also bundled with broadband plans from Telecom partners of Novatium.