Smith Micro Acquires Birdstep Technology

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Simon Barton

Smith Micro Software Inc., recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Birdstep Technology AB, the software development and marketing arm of Birdstep Technology ASA.

The acquisition should further Smith Micro's leadership position in wireless network optimisation, adding more capabilities to the company's NetWise policy-on-device platform, used by leading operators, cable companies, and device manufacturers.

William W. Smith Jr., President and CEO, Smith Micro Software states: "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."

"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.