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Openwave Mobility Receives Highest Recognition in Two Product Categories for the 2012 Mobile Star Awards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – December 21, 2012 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize growth in mobile video and web traffic, today announced that two of its solutions have been named as first place winners in two categories of the 11th Annual Mobile Star Awards program hosted by mobile technology news portal, MobileVillage.com.

Honoring top mobile products as chosen by readers of MobileVillage’s email newsletter, Go Mobile, Openwave Mobility’s Media Optimizer solution achieved SUPERSTAR status in the “Operator Solutions: Media Delivery” category, receiving superior ranking against other companies competing in the category that included Citrix Bytemobile, 3G Multimedia, Vantrix, Bluestreak Technology and Smith Micro. Additionally, Openwave Mobility’s Promotion and Pricing Innovation (PPI) solution also achieved SUPERSTAR status in the “Operator Solutions: Subscriber Device Management” category.

Openwave Mobility’s Media Optimizer is an intelligent device- and policy-aware solution that empowers operators to deliver online video content while reducing network congestion. Media Optimizer automatically identifies data congestion “hot spots” and switches on to manage network traffic. The solution limits constraints on carriers’ bandwidth and enhances the end-user experience by matching the available network resources with the video being played. The result is a buffer-free video experience in congested areas without reducing the quality across the rest of the network.

Openwave Mobility’s Promotion & Pricing Innovation (PPI) solution creates easy-to-understand, application-based charging models that put subscribers in control of how they use their data. These solutions enable operators to charge for data provision based on the type of data being used. The application-based price plans create greater personalization in comparison to more universal tiered data charging methods. The solution takes into consideration subscriber circumstances, behavior and the data content to create price plans based on the service and applications they value.

“The mobile industry is changing at a rapid pace and mobile operators must constantly find innovative ways to dynamically engage with subscribers. Meanwhile, they must continue to provide an optimal user experience for video and identify new revenue opportunities,” said John Giere, President and CEO, Openwave Mobility. “From helping to manage the surge of mobile data consumption to addressing network congestion issues, Openwave Mobility empowers operators to manage and monetize the growth of mobile data traffic in order to overcome market vulnerabilities and remain competitive. We are honored by these two SUPERSTAR achievements that underscore our accomplishments in leading operators on the right path.”

Winners of the Mobile Star Awards were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s Go Mobile e-newsletter which delivers informative headlines and links to top mobile technology stories on popular websites including AllThingsD, CIO, CNET, GigaOM, and The New York Times, among others. Go Mobile was introduced over a decade ago and now has a subscriber base of nearly 10,000.

“The industry’s most savvy mobile business users are the foundation of Go Mobile’s readership,” said Gary Thayer, Content Editor & Awards Director, MobileVillage. “Since the Mobile Star Award winners are voted for by this group of respected industry influencers, winning entrants are well-established solutions selected based on real market knowledge and experience, and not hype.”

To view winners of all categories, visit: http://www.mobilevillage.com/mobilestarawards/.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize the growth in mobile video and web traffic.  By analyzing the data network and individual subscriber habits, it reduces congestion exactly where it appears while creating new revenues through personalized data plans. The company operates within the policy control and charging space, with solutions including Mobile Video Optimization, Mobile Data Charging, Subscriber Data Management and Mobile Analytics.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company’s global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.

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For further information, contact:
Openwave Mobility Inc.
Paula Holland
Public Relations
Paula.Holland@owmobility.com
Tel: +1-650-480-5640