Established in 2004 to bring order to the chaos that was mobile data connectivity, Moota Telecom quickly became the preferred technical partner of mobile operators and MVNOs in Scandinavia. Our first mobile configuration platform was built around the distribution chain, where unbranded phones would pass through a distributors warehouse and come out as a branded and configured device, ready for market consumption.
In 2008 the company we acquired a promising mobile development company, to extend our on-device capabilities, and our second generation mobile configuration platform was born, enabling more configuration and provisioning options.
In 2013, we launched our third generation platform, with a complete API surface, enabling new opportunities for value generation combined with an even higher degree of usability.
Moota has a clear focus on value-adding for all points of the complex mobile value chain, and are dedicated to stay on the cutting edge of mobile technology. With offices in Oslo, Norway and Colombo, Sri Lanka, Moota has central hubs for both the European and Asian markets.
Founder, owner and Chief Operating Officer
Otto Kalvø is a Norwegian-born telecom veteran. In 1989, he joined Telenor, the leading telecom company in Scandinavia. In Telenor, his main responsibility was to run the hardware distribution unit. In 1997, Otto acquired this unit with the help of Fleggaard Group and his business partner Jan G. Næss, and established Dangaard Telecom. Dangaard Telecom became Europe's largest mobile phone distributor. The company merged with the US-based Brightpoint in 2007, forming the largest mobile phone distributor in the world. During this period, Otto established several successful companies, including Moobi Telecom, Scandinavia's largest and most successful online retail shop for mobile phones. Otto is currently CEO of Moota Telecom, in addition to being an active investor and board member in several companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Alabama, USA.
Chief Technology Officer
With a strong background in engineering and software development, Bent Stamnes has worked in the mobile and technology field since 2003, when he joined the MVNO You Communication as a Technical Coordinator, bridging the gap between the technical department and management. After working in the mobile operator space he switched to mobile app development where he worked for Plutolife, and later for Siemens Business Solutions. In 2005 he joined Freedom Media to lead the technical development of their mobile application framework, and in 2008, when Freedom Media merged with Moota Telecom, he became the CTO of the new company. Today, he also serves as an active board member in other companies, including Outracks Technologies and Burgunder. Bent holds degrees in electronics engineering and project management.
Founder and board member
From 1984 to 1995, Jan Gunnar Næss worked building international brands in the grocery industry in Norway. In 1995, he switched to the telecom industry by assuming a position at Telenor. In 1997, he and Otto Kalvø established Dangaard Telecom in Norway where he was owner / CEO until 2007, when the American Brightpoint acquired the company. Jan Gunnar led Brightpoint Norway until the end of 2009, and is still shareholder of this Nasdaq-listed company. Today, Jan Gunnar is a founder, investor and active board member in several Norwegian and international telecommunications companies, including Moota Telecom, Lumigon and Mobyson. He holds a Diploma in Business Economics from the Norwegian School of Marketing.
“ We've been using Moota's hosted web app for configuration and set up of smartphones on our website since 2010, and we're very happy with the solution. They have a special focus on supporting new devices and operating systems while at the same time maintaining excellent long-tail support, which makes it a win-win for us. The fact that they also support more than just APNs is important to us, and we use their tool to help our customers get quick access to our apps and other services. ”
— Ibrahim Timraz / Aftersales Manager, TeliaSonera Norway
“ After approaching Moota in 2010 to help us deal with the avalanche of unconfigured smartphones entering the Sri Lankan market, we've only had good experiences with them and their service. The initial deployment took only a few weeks, and within two months our ARPU on configured smartphones had increased substantially. We are very satisfied with the Moota system and their work methodology. ”
— Viranga Seneviratne / Senior Manager VAS and Interactive Media, Dialog Axiata
“ We have been using Moota's systems for automatic device detection and configuration as well as their hosted web apps since 2006. Moota has always been early with support for new models and compelling configuration options, such as distribution of apps and bookmarks in addition to just the APN. ”
— Majid Iqbal / Manager, Mobile Terminals, Femto & VAS, Tele2