Indian state governments are making a push for mobile governance, particularly focused on SMS services. After MobMe Wireless inked a deal to pilot 21 services in Kerala, Spice Digital (formerly Cellebrum), has won an M-Governance deal in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Vinish Kathuria, COO, Spice Digital told MediaNama that m-governance is going to be a key strategic focus for the company, and they intend to bid for other projects as well. However, he doesn't foresee any significant impact on revenues in the current financial year (just a quarter left), and declined to comment on how much the company will invest in its m-governance initiatives. 4-5 states are expected to float m-governance tenders soon. He said that the companys m-governance strategy involves working with both central government departments like the IRCTC and state governments. Himachal Pradesh, Kathuria believes, offers a particularly…
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