Company's New Mobile WiMAX Connection Manager Reduces Complexity and Cost of Deployment
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 it has been selected by DigitalBridge Communications Corp., the leading private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in growing rural regions throughout the U.S., to deliver 4G connection management software to support its initial WiMAX rollout deployment for markets in Idaho, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming.
Through this agreement, Smith Micro Software will customize its industry-leading connection manager technology to support mobile WiMAX network access for DigitalBridge's subscribers across a wide variety of devices. Marketed under DigitalBridge's BridgeMAXX brand and relying on Smith Micro connection management technology ensures greater customer satisfaction and reduced customer support costs by automatically detecting the type of subscriber device accessing DigitalBridge's network and facilitating that access through a standard, easy-to-use interface.
"The DigitalBridge agreement is the fourth we have announced this year with a WiMAX mobile operator, further demonstrating our commitment to enabling WiMAX in the U.S. and globally," said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software. "We play a pivotal role in providing seamless connectivity management for broadband network access across multiple devices to ensure the strongest possible customer experience for mobile WiMAX subscribers."
"We wanted to find innovative software that would enable our subscribers to easily and reliably access our wireless broadband network, while providing us with the flexibility to offer the latest WiMAX devices," said Doug Smith, CIO for DigitalBridge Communications. "By standardizing on one software client across all devices to automatically detect and connect to our network, we expect customer satisfaction levels will be greatly increased, while decreasing service and customer-care expenses."
With more than 100 million licensed copies of its QuickLink®-branded connectivity 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 media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks. Smith Micro Software's complete lines of products are available through its sales groups, and direct from its websites, retail distributors and value-added resellers. Smith Micro Software's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.
About DigitalBridge Communications:
DigitalBridge Communications Corp. ("DBC") is a 4G wireless Internet provider using WiMAX to deliver broadband services to underserved communities nationwide. DBC was founded in 2005 by Kelley Dunne, Bill Wallace and Joe Kochan. Since launching its service during 2007, DBC has deployed WiMAX networks in 15 markets throughout the U.S. With WiMAX, DBC subscribers are able to set up fixed or mobile broadband service on their own within a matter of minutes and use their portable service anywhere within DBC's coverage area. For more information about DBC, please visit www.digitalbridgecommunications.com.
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