June 19, 2012
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Sprint Selects EasySmart Solution from Birdstep Technology to Help Enhance Quality of Network Experience for Subscribers
OSLO, Norway – 19 June 2012 – Birdstep Technology ASA (www.birdstep.com), a leading provider of wireless connectivity solutions, today announced that Sprint (NYSE: S) has selected its EasySmart client to provide intelligent data traffic management for Wi-Fi and WiMAX.
EasySmart – a solution to help Sprint meet today’s unprecedented growth in mobile data services – is an intelligent client for smartphones and tablets that enables seamless connectivity to Wi-Fi with automatic credential handling while providing customer service intelligence, secure connectivity, seamless mobility and marketing capabilities.
Building upon its success delivering connectivity solutions in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, Birdstep’s EasySmart now brings efficient and transparent support of data traffic via Wi-Fi to Sprint. Intelligent network optimization with Birdstep’s EasySmart offers high quality of service for consumers without decreased coverage during busy hours, making Wi-Fi more accessible for customers.
Birdstep’s solution has already rolled out to select Sprint devices, with additional rollouts planned for later this year.
“Birdstep is excited to deepen our relationship with Sprint,” said Anders Harryson, CEO of Birdstep Technology. “The Birdstep Wi-Fi solution is a perfect complement with Sprint’s innovative Network Vision platform to accommodate the ever-increasing mobile data demand.”
“We are very pleased with Birdstep’s EasySmart solution,” said David Owens, vice president of Product Development for Sprint. “During the rollout it´s been revealed that when users are connected to Wi-Fi, battery life was improved and they have a great experience.”
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For further information please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
+46 70 26 11 211
Alexandra Crabb for Birdstep
Birdstep Technology ASA is a leading provider of secure and seamless wireless connectivity software for operators, enterprises and mobile device manufacturers. EasyConnect offers advanced connection and service management solutions for network operators and laptop manufacturers. SafeMove is a mobile VPN solution providing seamless and secure connectivity to business data for corporations and governments.
Birdstep Technology was founded in 1996 and is since 2002 listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker “BIRD.” The company has 66 employees and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with competence centres in Sweden, Finland and the United States. For more information, visit www.birdstep.com and follow @BirdstepTech on Twitter.
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