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TMCNet:  Smith Micro Explains Why Hotspot 2.0 Falls Short on Wi-Fi Policy Management

[August 21, 2014]

Smith Micro Explains Why Hotspot 2.0 Falls Short on Wi-Fi Policy Management

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) today announced availability of its latest whitepaper entitled "The Case for ANDSF: Harnessing the Power of Policy on Device," which is Part 3 in a series addressing how the ANDSF wireless standard can help service providers improve Quality of Experience for consumers. In the latest installment, Smith Micro provides sample use cases for ANDSF policy management, compares next generation Wi-Fi technologies, and highlights the difference between standards and solutions for creating a seamless user experience, including limitations of Hotspot 2.0 in this area.

"As Wi-Fi becomes ubiquitous, one of the most important things an operator can do to retain subscribers is to make the mobile experience as fast, easy, and reliable as possible, no matter how users are connected," said Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro. "ANDSF is a critical building block for creating a seamless, high quality experience for users. Operators who embrace and extend ANDSF with an intelligent policy engine on the device will not only maximize network investments, they'll maximize subscriber relationships." "Device policy control is an important aspect of mobile device usage. Standards-based policy frameworks, such as 3GPP ANDSF and WFA Hotspot 2.0, enable an automated, seamless and secure user experience in today's heterogeneous networking. This whitepaper demystifies these complex topics and presents interesting business models and deployment possibilities involving Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks," Peter Rysavy, President, Rysavy Research.

For operators interested in the whitepaper series, a more detailed description is listed below. To download the series, visit "The Case for ANDSF: Where Operators Can Find Value".

Part 1 - A history and overview of the ANDSF standard, with comparison to related interoperability initiatives, such as Hotspot 2.0 Part 2 - Detailed explanations of ANDSF protocol and functionality along with best practices to begin ANDSF implementation Part 3 - Specific use cases of effective traffic management enabled by ANSDF, with guidance to deliver a better subscriber experience while monetizing innovative services 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 (NASDAQ: SMSI) Safe Harbor Statement:This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, forward-looking statements relating to the company's financial prospects and other projections of its performance, the existence of new market opportunities and interest in the company's products and solutions, and the company's ability to increase its revenue and regain profitability by capitalizing on these new market opportunities and interest and introducing new products and solutions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are changes in demand for the company's products from its customers and their end-users, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this release, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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PRESS INQUIRIES: Suzanne Runald Smith Micro Software, Inc.

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