Motricity powers Reliance's new R World mobile data portal


Mobile content solutions provider Motricity will power Reliance Communications' new R World mobile data portal, developed in conjunction with the Indian operator giant's 3G services rollout. Promising Reliance Mobile's 120 million subscribers one-button access to personalized data and web solutions, R World leverages Motricity's hosted, mobile-as-a-service mCore platform--features include centralized content aggregation, single sign-on across services like Gmail, Windows Live, Facebook and Twitter, RSS-based news feeds and social networking tools. Motricity first announced its partnership with Reliance in October--the firm states it required only 55 days after signing the agreement to get the R World portal up and running.

Following the Reliance deal, Motricity reported third quarter 2010 revenues of $37.9 million, up 35 percent from $28.1 million in the year-ago quarter. According to Motricity, managed services revenues increased 19 percent to $24.2 million, while professional services revenue surged 78 percent to $13.7 million. The company also credits the growth in professional services revenue to large implementation projects for AT&T (NYSE:T) and Indonesian mobile operator XL Axiata. During the third quarter, Motricity also introduced mCore MobileCast, a content management service promising to deliver relevant media, applications and digital goods directly to subscribers' smartphones.

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