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Smith Micro Completes Acquisition of Birdstep Technology

Apr 07, 2016

ALISO VIEJO, CA, April 7, 2016 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Birdstep Technology AB, the software development and marketing arm of Birdstep Technology ASA (OSO: BIRD). The acquisition furthers Smith Micro’s leadership position in wireless network optimization, adding more capabilities to the company’s NetWise® policy-on-device platform, used by leading operators, cable companies, and device manufacturers.

“The acquisition adds valuable technology and a strong team of technical resources to Smith Micro, including engineers with deep experience in wireless connectivity, to support the growth of our business,” said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. “By integrating Birdstep’s technology into our NetWise platform, Smith Micro will offer the industry’s most robust and comprehensive solution to address challenges in network Quality of Service management, Wi-Fi discovery, offload and provisioning, and consumer mobile engagement.”

Companies that use the SMART Solutions Suite of products from Birdstep will continue to receive support from the combined Smith Micro/Birdstep team.  Smith Micro will offer a migration path for customers to move to the NetWise platform as the solutions become consolidated.  For more information about the acquisition, visit Welcome Customers and Partners of Birdstep Technology.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro provides software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience. Our network access, insights, and optimization solutions ensure the best Quality of Experience for wireless users, while embedded mobile software creates new opportunities for wireless service providers and B2C businesses to engage with consumers via smartphones.  Our portfolio also includes content monetization solutions such as visual messaging, video streaming, and a variety of 2D and 3D graphics applications.  For more information, visit smithmicro.com. (NASDAQ: SMSI)

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