XIUS is a mobile technology specialist focused on real-time transaction processing in Mobile Infrastructure, Mobile Commerce and Over-the-Top Solutions.
XIUS has strong conviction in innovation, agility and execution excellence with customer centricity as its core value. All solutions can be offered in any of the operational engagement models (like license sale, service bureau, managed services & BOT) to enable customers launch and monetize services quickly.
XIUS has been providing telecom services to mobile operators for nearly 25 years. Our core values have resulted in 120 patent applications being filed and 30 being awarded to date. XIUS has its Corporate Headquarters at Woburn in Massachusetts, USA and the Global Delivery Center in Hyderabad, India.
XIUS corporate mission is to be the technology engine that ignites fundamental change in the delivery of telecommunications services to subscribers. We achieve this by dedicating our entire organization to innovation and operational excellence.
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The ITU reports in its ICT Facts and Figures report that the number of mobile-cellular subscriptions (6.8 billion) is approaching global population figures, causing mobile-cellular growth to slow in both developed and developing countries. On an average mobile-cellular penetration rates stand at 96% globally; 128% in developed countries; and 89% in developing countries.
As well, according to a new market study from The INSIGHT Research Corporation entitled “Telecommunications and Capital Investments: Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Worldwide Telecommunications, 2012-2017", CapEx spending will be uneven by region, with North America, Europe and the Latin American-Caribbean regions showing little or no growth and Asia-Pacific and Africa continuing investments in telecommunications hardware and software to keep up with customer demand for new services. Additionally, services in every global region will come under heavy pricing pressure as operators fight over the cost-conscious customers willing to delay new device purchases. Forecasted erosion of operator margins due to customers pinching their pennies and uncertainty regarding demand for advanced applications will impact investments in infrastructures and new technologies since funding is now more difficult to obtain. “The difficulty in finding funding now faced by many operators will certainly slow down, if not derail, the rolling out of investments in NGNs, WiMAX, LTE, or converged services,” says INSIGHT Research President Robert Rosenberg.
Additionally, Gary Kim, contributing editor to TMZNet’s Techzone 360, projects that LTE investment will be the exception for investment in global mobile telecom industry and that other major projects are being postponed. He also reported that telecom CapEx spending fell after the Great Recession of 2008, rebounded a bit in 2010, and overall spending fell in 2012 (contrary to forecasts).
However, it also seems that CapEx spending for infrastructure (especially LTE) will continue for the next few years. According to a new report from IHS iSuppli, as 4G LTE coverage and usage increases, so will the budgets of wireless providers building out their 4G LTE infrastructures. While the need to build out networks is obvious, it is the amount of budget that will be allocated to the upgrade effort that is significant as global spending on LTE technology is projected to reach US$ 24.3 billion in 2013, nearly 3 times the expected 2012 spend of US$ 8.7 billion.
The following is a recap of two areas of particular interest, as they align with the company’s legacy solutions and capabilities.
Globally, spending on mobile infrastructure and services is anticipated to reach US$ 250 billion by 2016. This will be a combination of spending on M2M, 2G / 3G, 4G / LTE infrastructure and Network Management outsourcing services. According to the IHS iSuppli Wireless Communication Report, LTE spending is expected to dominate wireless infrastructure spending by reaching a projected US$ 24.3 billion by 2013. It is also projected that LTE spending will rise to US$ 36.1 billion by 2015. In 2013, 3.5G infrastructure technology spending will generate US$ 19.8 billion in revenue.
The company’s on-the-ground experience with its current customers and prospects parallel these projections as projects and funding for 4G are being initiated - and the company has the solutions needed to address this market.
The worldwide mobile payment transaction value was expected to surpass US$ 171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from 2011 values of US$ 105.9 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Additionally, the number of mobile payment users was expected to reach US$ 212.2 million in 2012, up from US$ 160.5 million in 2011.
Yankee Group has forecast that the value of global mobile payment transactions will exceed US$ 1 trillion by 2015. Africa and Asia-Pacific combined are expected to account for more than 60 percent of the global mobile payments volume in 2016. Overall, the mobile payment market is experiencing exponential growth due to factors such as availability of mobile phones and a considerable number of people having little or no access to banks in underdeveloped regions.
In this area as well, the company has solutions and expertise to address mobile payments, mobile wallets, NFC, and mobile banking. SUMMARY
The company’s portfolio of solutions, depth of knowledge and breadth of capabilities position it to offer relevant, timely, cost-effective, and quality solutions to meet the two areas of growth above and we look forward to success in 2013.
With nearly two decades of IT and telecommunications experience,
Mr. Kumar is credited with the ideation and commercial development of a number of patent pending wireless technologies and services.
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) strategy focuses the company in the significant emerging field of Intelligent Networks, Convergent Solutions, Mass Subscriber Customization, Wireless Roaming and Wireless OSS.
Prior to his work at XIUS, Mr. Kumar began his career with the Godrej Group of India, and last served as CEO of Godrej Telecom Ltd. – the telecom arm of the Godrej Group.
Mr. Kumar graduated from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal with a specialization in electrical engineering and received an MBA from XIMB.
Shridhar, a post graduate in Business Management, brings in about 25 years of multi dimensional experience to the XIUS Management team. In his current assignment he heads the HR organization for XIUS across various geographies.
In this role, Shridhar is responsible for Hiring Talent, Talent Development & Talent Management. The objective is to ensure the HR strategy is aligned to the current and future goals of the business and to the expectations of employees development needs. He is responsible for designing and developing HR initiatives with a focus on creating the Employer Brand and ensuring high motivation and morale levels in the organization. In short he works towards Attracting, Retaining and Developing Talent that makes XIUS a preferred employer.
Prior to XIUS, Shridhar has worked in some of the reputed global groups such as British Gas, Godrej and United Spirits. In these organizations, in addition to the HR function he held the responsibility for the admin /facilities and the IT organization. He has in the past successfully led a team towards the implementation of BaaN ERP. In his previous assignments he has been associated with the companies from the start up stage and has been part of the executive management teams that built and grew the organizations.
Shridhar has a cross functional and a multi industry experience (S/w, Financial Services & Telecom Manufacturing and Services). While he is enthusiastic and passionate about all that he is associated with, his corporate and personal successes are a result of his USP’s - communication, people management, organizing & planning and adaptability to changes around.
In his spare time, Shridhar catches up on reading and would also prefer to trek and listen to Indian music.
Derek brings more than twenty two years of leadership and management experience in business and specifically within the mobile industry to XIUS. The last eighteen (18) years have been focused on Sales, from the perspective of the mobile operator selling to subscribers as well as the perspective of selling mobile services and solutions to the mobile operator. Working both of these roles has provided Derek with unique insight and perspective as to what is required to enable success for the mobile operator. Derek has a breadth of knowledge of wireless technology and the wireless industry overall. He has been involved in operations planning and management within mobile operators and his sales experience has been focused at taking that experience and understanding to bring value to his customers by respecting their needs and requirements and providing solutions to meet them.
Derek also possesses and exercises his strong communication, team building, negotiation, relationship building and public speaking skills within and outside of the company. He has used these skills for the last 8+ years in a series of leadership positions as a volunteer for Boy Scouts of America. He is currently serving as a Commissioner for the Cathedral Gorge District in the Utah National Parks council where he has applied and taught leadership skills to the Boy Scouts in his area helping them improve their lives and capabilities to deal with challenges in life and prepare themselves to be successful productive adults. Derek has lived in a number of countries in Latin America over many years. These experiences, in addition to his ability to listen and understand, have enhanced his ability as a customer advocate. They have also helped him to maintain and develop long term relationships with his customers.
His interests lie within the mobile realm even in his private time as he describes himself as a wireless technophile and early adopter of all things new in the mobile arena.
Derek is a certified level 3 Motorola repair technician and Master Coach. He has studied Criminal Justice and worked in law enforcement until finding his way to the mobile industry where he has succeeded over the past eighteen years.
Sridhar Lanka is Vice President, Technology & Engineering at XIUS. He has about 14 years of experience in technology management in telecommunications, e-governance, manufacturing and e-commerce.
Identifying market segments, innovating and delivering solutions for those opportunities have been his expertise over the years. His broad geographical experience and regional insights drive in this endeavor.
Throughout his career in XIUS, Sridhar was instrumental in innovation, realization of ideas and commercialization of technology. Formal training Sridhar acquired (in his MBA days) on delivering value through application of technology drives these.
Sridhar joined XIUS in 2004 and was driving the solution architecture and consulting team in his previous role at XIUS.
Mr. Umakanta Mansingh joined as Head – Quality for XIUS in January 2011. The role encompasses strategic growth initiatives - Quality Assurance and Quality Control, corporate wide initiatives to build a sustainable organization and the corporate brand.
Umakanta has varied experience of 20 years in the Information Technology services industry. Starting his career as a software developer, he has a well rounded experience and has held important responsibilities in software development, project management and process improvement & Institutionalization of best practices, strategy formulation and prioritization, Quality planning for business adaptability.
Prior to joining XIUS, Umakanta was with Infotech Enterprises Ltd for 6 years, as Quality Head for one of the largest verticals – Engineering Services. He was responsible for Quality Management through multiple delivery units and nurturing multiple global customer relationships. Under his leadership, Quality/Process improvement programs had resulted in savings of many million dollars. He had consulted many national / international organizations on Quality Management and Business Excellence Model.
Umakanta is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lead Examiner- RBNQA equivalent of Malcolm Baldrige Business Model, CMMI Assessment Team Member, Certified ITIL professional, Certified Internal auditor for ISO 9001, 13485, AS9100, IRIS, ISO14001/18001 & ISO 27001 and a trained PMP & PCMM professional. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management.
Jim brings 25+ years of varied IT and industry experience to the XIUS Management Team. In his current role, he leads the worldwide corporate and product marketing organization as well as heading up the Sales Operations within the XIUS organization. In these roles, Jim manages all of the corporate and solution messaging (online and print), internal and external websites, press releases, public relations, brand management, creation of sales collateral and presentations, advertising, and market and solution research as well as global lead generation, tradeshow planning and support, identifying and teaming with product partners, while also monitoring and tracking sales activities and progress towards corporate targets, supporting the Sales Team with financial analysis and management team reviews.
Prior to his current role, Jim served as the General Manager of BCGI’s Postpaid Billing business until BCGI’s acquisition by Megasoft. Previously, Jim was the head of operations at Infotech Solutions, a wireless postpaid billing company in Maine. He also served in key roles in the electric utility industry at Central Maine Power where he implemented the state of Maine’s electrical deregulation plan across multiple systems and organizations, and at Bath Iron Works, a shipbuilding company for the Department of Defense where he managed a number of systems from Financial and HR to Manufacturing Resource Management (MRP) to Logistics and Engineering. Jim started out his career serving in the U.S. Marine Corps where he performed a number of IT roles from Operations to Development, Systems Analysis, and Project Management. Jim earned his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston in 2006.
Our quality implementation efforts are all pervasive, beginning with a stated goal.
XIUS is committed to create & deliver innovative products & solutions that are consistently high quality, delivered on time, at optimum cost.
By emphasizing and reinforcing the need for continuous improvement in all spheres of activity, we ensure that clients receive high quality products and services that help them capitalize on market opportunities.
True to our image as a global player, we have developed a reputation for providing our customers with best-in-class quality.Our customers trust the strength of quality processes that have always assured them of timely defect-free delivery of products and solutions. The Quality Management System (QMS) is a quality testimony derived and optimized with experiences and best practices that are aligned with the internationally renowned quality standard certification - ISO 9001:2008.
It specifies the requirements for a Quality Management System to enhance customer satisfaction. The Quality Management System of XIUS is certified as ISO 9001:2008. XIUS is certified by Bureau Veritas Certification and is accredited to UKAS.
ISO 27001 is a global security management standard that specifies security management best practices and comprehensive security controls following the ISO 27002 best practice guidance. Ongoing certification under this standard requires effective management of a rigorous security program. The Information Security Management System (ISMS) required under this standard defines how XIUS manages security in a comprehensive and holistic way. Obtaining ISO 27001 certification for our design, development, delivery and support services required XIUS to:
Our ISO 27001 certification is specifically focused on the XIUS ISMS and measures how our processes for management of both internal and customer systems follow the ISO standard. Certification requires that an accredited independent auditor perform an assessment of our processes and controls yearly and confirms each business practice is carried out in alignment with the comprehensive ISO 27001 certification standard.
XIUS’s ISO 27001 certification demonstrates our commitment to information security at every level within the organization. Compliance with this global standard demonstrates the robust nature of our security program and provides clarity and assurance for customers evaluating the breadth and strength of our security practices
XIUS provides an environment that is conducive to an employee’s professional and personal growth, in terms of respect for one another, teamwork, trust and integrity, in line with Company Core Values. Each day at work brings new excitements and enthusiasm. With casual attire and stimulating atmosphere, our employees are always beaming with positive energy to do something new and innovative.
Our work culture encourages open channels of communication, a flat hierarchy, informal environment, teamwork, and respect to new ideas and thoughts. XIUS offers you one of the best environments for career development and progression. We ensure that career development activities are aligned with organizational objectives to achieve growth for both employees and the company. The company provides immense opportunities to its employees to upgrade their skills and thereby achieve their career goals. We are committed to reward employees based on performance and providing opportunities for growth and development.
XIUS shall provide equal opportunities to all its employees and all qualified applicants for employment, without regard to their race, caste, religion, colour, ancestry, marital status, sex, age, nationality, disability and veteran status. Employees of the company shall be treated with dignity and in accordance with the XIUS policy to maintain a work environment free of sexual harassment, whether physical, verbal or psychological.
Employee policies and practices shall be administered in a manner that would ensure that in all matters equal opportunity is provided to those eligible and the decisions are merit-based.
Life rocks @ XIUS, when it comes to creating a work-life balance. We not only work hard but we also believe in partying harder with lots of activities and much more! Our many work-life programs respond to the needs and aspirations of our employees while retaining fun as a key element. This helps create an environment that provides freedom of expression and an air of informality. We strive to address the need for an increased flexibility in order to navigate the different spheres of life.
One such group that strives to make XIUS a happening place is “F5 – Refresh”. This storehouse of high energy group formed by in-house employees adds to the Life at XIUS. This employee oriented group 'F5' actively promotes a series of scheduled fun and cultural events and activities, like sporting events, musical events, quizzes, festivities, while continuing on our initiative to strengthen the bond amongst the employees and ingrain fun as a significant part of the culture
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