Robust Connection Manager Technology to Support PT Bakrie Connectivity Customers;
Further Propels Leading Wireless Company into Asian Market
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, SPAIN - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, and PT Bakrie Connectivity, a leading Wireless Broadband provider in Indonesia and wholly-owned subsidiary of PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk (IDX: BTEL), today announced that the company's industry-leading QuickLink® Mobile connection manager will be available to Bakrie Connectivity's subscribers in Asia later this year. This announcement signals the arrival of the first connection manager for Smith Micro Software to mobile operators in Asia.
Smith Micro Software will deploy its multi-mode, advanced mobile connection manager solution, QuickLink Mobile, to support Bakrie Connectivity's EVDO Rev. A CDMA and WiFi network access across a wide variety of mobile devices, PC cards, USB modems and embedded modules in tablets, Netbooks & laptops. The QuickLink core technology is easily customizable to provide Bakrie customers with a unique branded broadband service experience that seamlessly navigates through various wireless networks and effortlessly selects a network based on the user's preference. It will also build on the innovative drive of Bakrie Connectivity, enhancing the consumer plug & play experience and act as the gateway to locally relevant content and applications.
"PT Bakrie Connectivity is spearheading breakthrough into 3G Wireless Broadband service in Indonesia, leading the industry in setting a high benchmark for the mobile connectivity, and has identified our leading connection management technologies as the best solution to lead the charge," said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Bakrie Connectivity will deliver best-in-class services for multiple mobility devices and wireless networks through the use of our connection management technology. Together, Smith Micro and Bakrie Connectivity are helping customers experience superior data connectivity and services, the way it's meant to be experienced."
QuickLink Mobile provides a powerful and complete solution for automated cross-platform connectivity management. The easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) provides a simple snapshot of all available networks and quickly determines the best appropriate available connection. QuickLink Mobile's ability to support both CDMA and WiFi connections positions it as a single point connection manager to control and automate wireless connections for Bakrie Connectivity's customers. The solution's user interface is easily modified, offers a robust skinning engine, flexible localization options, and detailed control of application features and default settings. This allows PT Bakrie Connectivity to customize the user experience for the Asian market while extending its brand.
"As we identify new opportunities to grow our business, we can rely on Smith Micro's leading technologies to ensure we're supported through our various wireless network device deployments," said Eric Meijer, President Director, PT Bakrie Connectivity. "The QuickLink Mobile connection manager provides our users with the best possible experience when connecting wirelessly to the Internet and empowers us to focus on innovation and address industry demand, especially as we continue to expand in our core markets. As we pride ourselves in providing our customers in Indonesia with world-class services and innovations, partnering with Smith Micro Software is a logical step for us to maintain our position as Indonesia's most exciting broadband provider."
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops mobile applications and solutions for the communications industry. Our portfolio of products and services spans Connectivity Management, Communications and Content Management solutions. Smith Micro's solutions include client and server software applications to help its customers manage their software investments.
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About Bakrie Connectivity:
Bakrie Connectivity is a wholly owned subsidiary of PT. Bakrie Telecom Tbk and is a leading Wireless broadband service provider in Indonesia. Bakrie Connectivity operates the brand AHA for its services and has strategic partnerships with entities like Google, EA Games, and Music labels like Sony Music, Universal Music, Warner Music, etc to drive unique data experiences for customers in Indonesia. Pt. Bakrie Telecom Tbk. is a Wireless Telecom Operator using CDMA 2000 1x and EVDO technologies across the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Bakrie Telecom is known for its innovative and exciting products and services that have always been thought leaders in the market. By the end of Q3 2010, BTEL subscribers had reached 12.1 million, spread across 88 cities. Service to customers is provided through 90 branded Gerai Esia and more than 98,000 sales outlets throughout Indonesia. For furthermore information, please visit www.bakrietelecom.com or www.bakrieconnectivity.com
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