wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Apalya CEO Vamshi Reddy On Plans For 3G, Mobile Video Biz Models And More

Last week, Apalya Technologies announced the raising of $3 million from two investors: IDG Ventures India and Qualcomm Ventures. Apalya is a Hyderabad based company started by Vamshi Reddy and Shive Bayyapunedi, which aggregates, optimizes and streams video content for mobile. Apalya has deployments with various telecom operators, and competes with the likes of Aksh Optifibre (MTNL deployment), ROK Entertainment (plans), Zenga TV (IPL Rights), among others. Speaking to MediaNama, Apalya CEO Vamshi Reddy declined to comment on how much stake Apalya had diluted. The Mumbai Angels, from whom Apalya had previously raised an angel investment, remain vested. Reddy spoke to MediaNama about where they intend to invest the money that they have raised, readiness for mobile video on 3G, revenue models and whether the money that they have raised is for survival or growth: Where do you plan to deploy the $3 million that you have raised? We have established ourselves as the leader in the mobile video delivery platform space, primarily with our mobile video delivery system, the relationships we have built and deployments we have done with almost all the mobile operators. However, that was more on the 2.5 EDGE networks. We wanted to raise money so that for 3G deployment. We have already rolled out with MTNL and BSNL, but have to put infrastructure in place. We also have to upgrade ourselves from a capability stand point for delivering from an interactivity and personalisation standpoint. We are also going to spend on building up a team,…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Studying the 'community' supporting the late Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) shows how Twitter was gamed through organized engagement

News

Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?

News

A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'

News

India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...

News

There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ