Comviva gets award for innovation in mobile money and mobile gaming

Comviva, a provider of mobile VAS solutions, announced
that it has won two awards at the Aegis Graham Bell Awards ceremony in Mumbai.
Comviva’s mobiquity mobile financial solution won in the Innovation in Mobile
Money category and its Online Gaming Solution won for Innovation in Mobile


Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communications
and IT, presented the awards, which honour outstanding contributions of the
entrepreneurs and companies in India in the fields of Telecom, Internet, Media
and Edutainment.


Comviva’s mobiquity mobile financial solution enables
operators to deliver financial services to people who may or may not have
access to conventional banking services. mobiquity enables extension of a range
of convenient cashless and cardless pay-as-you-go formal financial services to
banked and unbanked consumers. Deployed by banks and mobile operators alike,
mobiquity has enabled significant change in how low income groups use the
mobile to make transactions, including transfers and payments.


Comviva’s Online Gaming Solution (OGS) deploys the
principles of cloud computing to extend gaming as a service“ to mobile
users. OGS enables mobile service providers to target casual gamers with
feature phones, who are averse to adopting the currently prevalent download
gaming model – largely for reasons of affordability, complexity or incompatibility.
With both the games and the game logic resident on a centralized gaming server
in the cloud, rather than on the mobile device, customers with low-capacity
phones can trial and consume a wide range of games.


The Aegis Graham Bell Awards foster new thinking and
champion innovation in this dynamic and highly competitive space, where
innovation, excellence and agility form the core engine for future growth and
progress. It is an honour and a delight to receive this coveted award for
Comviva’s Online Gaming Solution and mobiquity mobile financial services
platform,” said Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva.


Instituted by the Aegis School of Business and
Telecommunication, Mumbai, the Graham Bell Awards recognize innovation and
outstanding contributions in telecom. The selection process of the Aegis Graham
Bell Awards 2011 winners was based on various parameters such as
innovativeness, market potential, social potential, sustainability and
interoperability through a detailed methodology, reliable process validation
and research conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers.

The jury comprised many prominent names from India’s leading IT and Telecom
industry, including Chandan Sonowal, director, Aegis (Bangalore); Rajan
Mathews, director general (COAI); Narayanan Madhavan, associate editor,
Hindustan Times; Amol Masurkar, principal consultant, PwC; Satyen Gupta, member
of Committee for PM Address Allocation Policy, Govt of India; Subho Ray,
president and IAMAI, Manish Gupta, head (Innovation, IBM).

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