Sprint Selects Kineto for Wi-Fi Calling

  Sprint Selects Kineto for Wi-Fi Calling

New Sprint service expands indoor voice and messaging coverage using existing
                                Wi-Fi networks

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2014

Kineto Wireless, Inc., a key innovator and leading supplier of telco-OTT
solutions to the mobile industry, today announced that Sprint has selected
Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi client to enable Wi-Fi Calling. With Wi-Fi Calling from
Sprint, subscribers can use their voice and messaging services over existing
home, office and public Wi-Fi networks. As a result, Sprint subscribers are
expected to experience high quality voice and messaging coverage in the places
they spend most of their time.

“Providing effective indoor coverage continues to be a priority for mobile
operators, especially within homes and offices,” said Jeff Brown, president
and CEO of Kineto Wireless. “As most subscribers already use Wi-Fi at home and
the office, it only makes sense to let them access to their mobile voice and
messaging services over those networks. Sprint is again demonstrating its
industry leadership by embracing Wi-Fi to help meet this need.”

Voice and messaging coverage at home and in the office has been a top
subscriber concern since the very beginning of the mobile industry.
Fortunately, with Strategy Analytics reporting that Wi-Fi is now installed in
nearly two-thirds of all U.S. households, and a recent Deloitte study
indicating nearly two-thirds of all U.S. smartphone users now prefer to
connect to Wi-Fi for accessing the Internet, the pieces are now in place to
address this coverage concern. With Wi-Fi Calling, Sprint is now able to
leverage these existing Wi-Fi networks and smartphone connections to
massively, yet cost-effectively, expand its voice and messaging coverage for
the benefit of its customers.

About Smart Wi-Fi

Kineto’s Smart Wi-Fi solution consists of smartphone client software that
enables mobile operators with IMS-based core voice networks to extend their
voice and messaging services out over the Internet and Wi-Fi. By adopting
Smart Wi-Fi, operators can effectively turn all existing home and office Wi-Fi
networks into virtual small cells on their mobile network. Subscribers benefit
from high quality voice and messaging coverage in the places they spend most
their time and operators benefit from lower churn due to increased customer
satisfaction as well as from increased network offload.

About Kineto

Kineto is a key innovator and leading supplier of telco-OTT solutions to the
mobile industry. Deployed by mobile operators around the world, the company’s
solutions enhance and extend communications services out over IP-based
networks, such as the Internet. Kineto customers and partners include HTC,
Huawei, LG Electronics, NewPace, Openmind Networks, Orange, Rogers Wireless,
SFR, Samsung, Taqua, T-Mobile and ZTE. For more information, please visit
www.kineto.com.

Contact:

For Kineto Wireless, Inc.:
Sean Jackson, +44 20 8392 4065
+44 7917 073 099
Sean.Jackson@AxiCom.com
 
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