NCR Corporation, the $4.1-billion US technology company today said that it has acquired mobile ticketing, couponing and content firm Mobiqa Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
Formed in 2002, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Mobiqa was previously a privately-owned company that has received funding from Scottish Enterprise, among other investors. The company offers a variety of applications for the airline industry, such as mobile boarding pass product, mobile check-in, and flight status alerts.
It also provides applications for the cinema sector, including cinema mobile ticketing and mobile marketing solutions as well as a suite of applications for the live events sector, comprising live entertainment mobile ticketing.
The company is able to deliver content to smartphones and legacy handsets through over 600 mobile networks in over 150 countries worldwide.
Mobiqa uses SMS, MMS, web link and email technologies for barcode delivery to mobile phones and offers fully optimized mobile website content for m-commerce transactions and downloadable applications in the airline, cinema, live events, rail and retail sectors.
Its extensive existing customer base that includes major global brands like Qatar Airways, Olympic Air, Aegean, Vueling, Spanair, LOT and Ticketmaster stands to benefit from NCR's continued R&D investment and unrivalled support capabilities on a global basis.