Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Amdocs Acquires Qpass

All this mobile content for sale, how will it get processed?

From Tech Web Amdocs to pay $275m to acquire Qpass

Amdocs reported Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $275 million in cash to acquire Qpass , a provider of commerce software for cell phone service providers.

The acquisition will enable Amdocs, which already serves some 150 telecommunications providers, to beef up its offerings to wireless providers. Currently Qpass counts Cingular, Sprint and T-Mobile as customers for its software and consulting services. In total, Qpass has business relationships with more than 300 content providers.

A neat mobile application Qpass offers with Simplewire.

Qpass, a private company, makes software that processes sales of digital content for wireless carriers. Applications include service activation, billing, product management, marketing, customer service and third-party incorporation

Amdocs said it bought Qpass to take advantage of the transformation of wireless companies from voice carriers to providers of a range of personalized services and digital content

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