Clearwire MVNOs, Including Locus Telecommunications, Inc. and NetZero Wireless, to Offer Powerful, Seamless Connectivity Solution to Subscribers
ALISO VIEJO, CA - April 23, 2012 - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced Clearwire, a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services in the US, is utilizing the QuickLink® Mobile connection management solution through its wholesale division. As a result, Clearwire's Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partners can offer their subscribers one simple, yet powerful solution for connecting virtually any device to any wired or wireless high speed network. The two first MVNO's to launch QuickLink Mobile software are Locus Telecommunications, Inc. and NetZero Wireless, Inc.
QuickLink Mobile enables Clearwire, Locus, NetZero and other MVNO partners, to enhance their mobile broadband initiatives through a superior next-generation network connection management solution, while at the same time providing valuable security applications. The solution automatically detects and securely connects to the fastest, most cost-effective network available for an improved user experience across all networks, including 4G. QuickLink Mobile also offers subscribers the ability to manage network profiles, devices, VPNs, and other features, while solving bandwidth challenges by delivering content seamlessly to users across all mobile broadband devices.
"Smith Micro's QuickLink Mobile connection manager has served Clearwire customers reliably and we are pleased to extend this product to our wholesale partners for use in their 4G service offerings," said Rick Hausman, vice president of wholesale operations at Clearwire. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Smith Micro as we add new focus to growing our 4G wholesale business."
"The expansion of our existing relationship with Clearwire is a testament to the competitive edge our market leading solutions provide," said William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro Software, Inc. "Through QuickLink Mobile, all of Clearwire's MVNO partners have the ability to deliver a seamless, superior mobile broadband experience to its users, and we're delighted to see Locus and NetZero take the lead on this offering."
QuickLink Mobile features:
- Standardized user experience across all platforms
- Common device installation process, regardless of device, manufacturer or operating system.
- Fully customizable
- Featuring simple integration of additional revenue generating services, such as applications and advertising.
The improved user experience resulting from the connection manager is also designed to reduce customer care costs for the MVNOs in Clearwire's wholesale subscriber base.
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"Clearwire's 4G network combined with solutions such as QuickLink Mobile provides a competitive advantage for us in delivering a compelling mobile broadband experience," said Jack Woo, Vice President of Wireless Sales at Locus Telecommunications. "We're excited to build a relationship with Smith Micro that helps us to bring the best of the mobile web for our subscribers in a way that is easy and convenient."
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio of products and services spans Connectivity Management and Communications solutions. Smith Micro's solutions include client and server software applications used by the world's leading wireless operators, device manufacturers and enterprises. For more information about Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ: SMSI), visit smithmicro.com.
About Locus Telecommunications, Inc.:
Locus Telecommunications is a leading provider in long distance, wireless, point-of-sale and carrier services. Locus operates its wireless services under its brands namely H2O® Wireless, H2O® Broadband and H2O BOLTSM using the nation's largest and most reliable GSM and WiMAX 4G networks. With more than 400,000 wireless customers, Locus is one of the largest prepaid wireless MVNOs in the United States. Locus' prepaid wireless products are currently offered in more than 100,000 locations nationwide, including Best Buy, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and more, or visit www.H2OWirelessNow.com.
About NetZero Wireless:
NetZero Wireless, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online, Inc., is a provider of 4G mobile broadband Internet access with service coverage in over 80 cities in the U.S. NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers high-speed, affordable Internet access to consumers using a PC, Mac® computer, iPad® mobile digital device or other tablet, or netbook. Consumers can purchase a NetZero 4G Stick™ to connect a single modem enabled device such as a PC or a Mac® computer, or a NetZero 4G HotSpot™ to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. For more information or to sign up, please visit www.NetZero.com. United Online and NetZero are trademarks or registered trademarks of United Online, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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