Vodafone has chosen PCTEL Inc.'s Roaming Client software as one of its 3G connectivity management software solutions. The Roaming Client, which facilitates connection to the Internet over different types of wireless networks, includes support for HSDPA, UMTS, GPRS and Wi-Fi.
It has been customized to include Vodafone-specific features, including local language variants, and has been branded as Vodafone Mobile Connect. It will be deployed with Vodafone's embedded 3G Broadband offering. Along with the Mobile Connect software, Vodafone has also licensed PCTEL's Central Configuration Server, which enables Vodafone to manage all the devices that are connected to its network to ensure that the software, firmware and device drivers for those devices are current.