Vodafone has identified AWTG as a strategic partner for the Vodafone xone programme [www.vodafone.com/content/xone] in its flagship innovation centre recently opened in Redwood City, California. In an agreement signed by AWTG and Vodafone xone, AWTG will support the end-to-end testing programme for Incubator companies and will provide technical expertise and personnel alongside Vodafone xone staff at the center.
Launched in September 2011 Vodafone xone is the Silicon Valley incubation center of Vodafone Group R&D The Unlike many startup incubators, Vodafone xone does not have a standard template for engagement. It helps startups on an individual basis and development is fast-tracked using Vodafone’s local markets and partners for trials. The goal is to launch most startups in six to nine months.
AWTG is an end-to-end technical service provider with a global presence and extensive expertise, knowledge, tools and experience, supporting network operators, service providers, manufacturers and government bodies over a wide range of wireless and wired technologies. As part of the agreement with Vodafone xone, AWTG will offer an independent commercial test service, using the Vodafone xone’s Test Laboratory equipment, to enterprises seeking to develop new products and services and wishing to ensure functional integrity across global wireless networks.