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Antenna Expands European OperationsNew State-of-the-Art Facility to Serve as European Hub for R&D, Customer Support and Delivery (August 02, 2011)
JERSEY CITY, NJ and KRAKOW, POLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 08/02/11 -- Antenna Software, Inc., helping enterprises to build, manage and publish mobile apps and websites that transform business, today announced it has opened a new state-of-the-art office facility in Krakow, Poland located in Bonarka City Center. The mobile web and app specialist has upgraded to the new space to accommodate growth as it builds its engineering and operational base to meet increasing demand from global customers and partners. From its central location, the new Antenna Krakow office is well situated to give the company access to highly skilled software engineering resources for product development, quality assurance, professional services and customer support to serve Antenna's global operations and allow the company to scale more rapidly.
Antenna's Krakow Technology Center was founded in late 2005, by the UK-based mobile web software company Volantis Systems, acquired by Antenna in January 2011. At its inception, the facility had five employees, but steadily added resources and capabilities as mobile web usage grew, fuelled by the adoption of Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphones and the consumer appetite for mobile content. In July 2011, Antenna hired its 100th employee and plans to continue to expand its Krakow team significantly over the next 12-18 months as demand for its services increases.
In addition to Krakow, Antenna's key technology centers are located in Jersey City, Boston, Toronto and Bangalore. All provide mobile and domain expertise for Antenna's enterprise customers in the financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, transportation and life sciences industries. Currently, Antenna's global partners include AT&T, Cognizant, Korea Telecom, Verizon Business and Verizon Wireless among numerous others. With strong growth of mobile payments and mobile apps predicted in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), forging new strategic relationships and go-to-market plans with local mobile operators and system integrators out of the Krakow office will be critical to meet expected consumer demand.
The Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP) offers a complete, end-to-end mobility solution for both enterprises and mobile operators, uniquely addressing both B2E and B2C requirements and providing full support for the widest range of mobile devices, platforms and networks. With AMP, businesses can build, publish and manage their native apps and mobile web content on any device, anywhere in the world. Leading companies the world over are deploying mobile apps and mobile web content from Antenna for a better way to manage their teams, engage with their customers, elevate their brand and transform their business.
Industry pundits and analysts have taken notice of Antenna's product innovation and global growth strategy. The company was awarded the prestigious "Best Mobile Enterprise Solution" at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and was also positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of both the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP) and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms (MCAP) report. Most recently, Antenna was selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner for outstanding mobile technology innovation.
"We are excited to celebrate the opening of our new Krakow office today with Antenna president and CEO Jim Hemmer," shares Mark Watson, Antenna EVP & GM EMEA. "It is a special day for our Polish employees to be recognized for contributions to Antenna's long-term global growth strategy and customer and partner success."
"I am very pleased to be here in Krakow on this auspicious day," said Jim Hemmer, President and CEO of Antenna. "The local Antenna team has worked very hard to develop a state-of-the-art engineering center that contributes to AMP platform design and engineering excellence and supports customers around the world. I am proud of their achievements and look forward to our continued success as Antenna expands into new global markets."
Antenna provides a complete solution for businesses to design, publish and manage mobile websites and apps across all Internet-connected devices, including smartphones, tablets, feature phones and IP TV. Only Antenna can deliver the whole spectrum of mobile experiences, from powerful apps that empower employees to be more effective to mobile-optimized websites that make it easier for consumers to do business with their favourite brands. Antenna's mobile cloud makes all the hard stuff like security, integration, performance, scalability and management look easy (even though it's not). That's why leading Global 1000 companies rely on Antenna to be their trusted mobility partner. Founded in 1998, Antenna is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., with offices around the world. Visit www.antennasoftware.com for more information. Follow @AntennaSoftware on Twitter.
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