QuickLink® Mobile Provides Wireless Data Connectivity for Comstar-UTS's Subscriber Base; New Carrier Win Highlights Company's Global WiMAX Growth
ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced that COMSTAR - United TeleSystems (COMSTAR-UTS JSC, LSE: CMST), a major operator of integrated telecommunications services in Russia and the CIS, has selected the company's connection management software to enable seamless data connectivity across multiple mobility devices and wireless networks for its entire subscriber base.
Through this agreement, Smith Micro Software will deploy its QuickLink Mobile multi-mode connection manager to support WiMAX and WiFi network access for COMSTAR-UTS's subscribers across a wide variety of mobile devices, PC cards, USB modems and embedded modems in laptops. QuickLink Mobile ensures greater customer satisfaction and reduced customer support costs by automatically detecting what type of subscriber device is accessing COMSTAR-UTS's network and facilitating that access through a standard, easy-to-use interface. QuickLink Mobile also offers a highly secure network connection to protect subscribers' vital files stored on the PC.
"Our work with COMSTAR-UTS reinforces Smith Micro's leadership position in providing solutions that ensure secure, simple and ultra fast WiMAX network access, and represents an exciting expansion of our company's reach throughout Russia," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Migrating from 3G to 4G and beyond can be complex for service providers, and QuickLink Mobile helps reduce that complexity by offering subscribers the flexibility, reliability and ease-of-use that are must-haves for an optimum mobile WiMAX user experience."
"QuickLink Mobile gives us a competitive edge in our continuing WiMAX and WiFi roll-out through its automatic device detection and secure network access, which will drive a positive subscriber experience in our services," said Alexandr Gorbunov, Vice President of Strategy and Development at COMSTAR-UTS. "This ease of use will accelerate greater adoption of new services that leverage 4G bandwidth, which -- in turn -- will drive our bottom-line revenues."
With more than 70 million licensed copies of its QuickLink branded software distributed, Smith Micro Software continues to advance its Connectivity Plus solutions for a dynamic wireless world everywhere.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation of media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks. Smith Micro's complete lines of products are available through Smith Micro's Wireless, OEM, and Enterprise Sales groups and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.
JSC Comstar-United TeleSystems is the leading fixed-line telecommunications company in Moscow, both in terms of revenues and subscribers. Comstar UTS provides voice, data, Internet, pay-TV and other value-added services to residential and corporate subscribers and operators, using its extensive backbone network and exclusive last mile access to 97% of Moscow households. In addition, the Company offers communications services in five Russian regions and also in Armenia and Ukraine. As at the end of 3Q2008, Comstar has 3.6 million residential subscribers in Moscow and 793K Internet broadband access residential subscribers (BBA), as well as 61K BBA residential subscribers in Russia's regions and the CIS. Group of Companies reported consolidated revenues of US$ 1,225,800,000 with OIBDA margin of 41.8% for the 9 months of 2008. Comstar GDRs are listed under the symbol "CMST" on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Central Stock Exchange. For more information please visit web-page: http://www.comstar-uts.ru.
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