Openet, Smith Micro Validate ANDSF Interoperability for Intelligent Wi-Fi Offloading and HetNet Optimization

Openet, Smith Micro Validate ANDSF Interoperability for Intelligent Wi-Fi 
Offloading and HetNet Optimization 
Interaction Gateway Coordinates Network and Device Policies to Enable
More Flexible Business Models for Wireless Service Providers 
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 --   Openet, a global
leader of real-time transaction management software and services,
working with Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), today
announced completion of successful interoperability tests leveraging
standards-based methods to deliver intelligent Wi-Fi offload and
traffic optimization for heterogeneous networks. This intelligent
network selection capability offers significant operator value by
enabling additional service plans, increasing subscriber insights,
and generating new revenue opportunities.  
The interoperability test utilized Smith Micro's NetWise(TM) I/O
Toolkit and centered on Openet's Access Network Discovery and
Selection Function (ANDSF) server, a 3GPP and OMA standards-compliant
component of Openet's Interaction Gateway. The server interacts with
on-device agents to dynamically coordinate network selection based on
device, network, and subscriber contextual information. Network
selection decisions can incorporate any information source; examples
include the quality of Wi-Fi and radio network signal, or specifics
from the subscriber's service plan agreement.  
"Openet's Interaction Gateway together with Smith Micro's NetWise
solution represents the first proven, standard-based coordination of
core network and device-based policies," said Openet CTO Joe Hogan.
"This solution provides intelligent network selection using
subscriber context and the state of network resources, allowing the
device to switch back and forth between cellular and Wi-Fi based on
operator defined criteria." 
"Interest in ANDSF is increasing rapidly -- not just from mobile
operators, but also from Wi-Fi providers and aggregators, fixed line
operators and enterprises that see it as a means to improve Quality
of Experience (QoE) and gain additional business value from wireless
investments," said David Sperling, CTO, Smith Micro Software. "Our
NetWise I/O Toolkit fills an important gap in the commercialization
of ANDSF by providing a reference implementation on mobile devices
that facilitates testing and validation of the standard interfaces.
We're excited to work with Openet to bring the benefits of
intelligent policy management to market via their Interaction Gateway
and our NetWise solution." 
Openet's Interaction Gateway provides integration with operator
policy and charging control systems as well as intercommunication
through the S14 interface with handsets that support ANDSF to
coordinate device policies. Openet's capabilities extend ANDSF with
additional policy and charging options, in the context of device
usage, for discovery and intelligent network selection. The solution
also provides analytics for network and device performance, assisting
operators to better the quality of users' experience.  
For more information about Openet' Interaction Gateway, please visit:
http://www.openet.com/technology/products/interaction-gateway.  
About Openet 
 Since the introduction of mobile data services in
1998, Openet has helped service providers capitalize on opportunities
and overcome challenges. With competitive pressure accelerating,
today's service providers rely on Openet software to evolve business
models around networking smartphones, M2M devices and third party
services. Openet's portfolio combines policy and charging control
with device and third party interaction to enable innovative charging
models, to control operating cost and to personalize services. More
than 80 of the world's largest service providers in 28 countries use
Openet's high performance software. 
Openet has helped operators worldwide take advantage of growth
opportunities by evolving legacy platforms to provide a flexible,
real-time charging/OCS capability integrated with policy control
(PCC). For more information, please visit www.openet.com.  
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
 Smith Micro Software provides
solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience.
Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage
broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video
communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience
developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps
the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and
enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of
mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information,
visit smithmicro.com.  
Contacts:
Barry Marron
Openet 
+353 16 204662
Barry.Marron@openet.com  
Matt Trocchio
SHIFT Communications
(617) 779-1848
openet@shiftcomm.com