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Gartner Recognizes Openwave Mobility with ‘Cool Vendor’ status

Leading Analyst Firm Gartner Recognizes Openwave Mobility in Their Prestigious Annual Selection of Cool Vendors

REDWOOD CITY, Calif - May 16, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today that they have been listed as a 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner, Inc. in the report 'Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure, 2014'[1].

The 'Cool Vendor' recognition is designated to organizations Gartner recognizes as fresh and innovative constituents in their respective markets.

Openwave Mobility's Promotion and Pricing Innovation (PPI), a mobile data monetization solution enabling operators to acutely target customized time-sensitive promotions and personalized data plans to subscribers. PPI also provides a real-time push notification system that alerts subscribers who are approaching data limits or entering areas where roaming charges apply. Instead of communicating with users by SMS, self-care applications, or alert emails, operators utilizing PPI are able to offer total real-time engagement, or 'Policy Engagement' using rich media, to consumers. PPI is available for deployment in-network or in the cloud and has been successfully deployed by multiple mobile operators, including C Spire, the largest privately owned wireless communications provider in the USA.

"Our inspiration for PPI stemmed from our desire to create a product mutually beneficial for both mobile operators and subscribers in the Policy Control and Charging space," said John Giere, CEO at Openwave Mobility. "Not only does PPI offer operators a mode of producing new revenue streams through ad-hoc, personalized data plans, but also gives subscribers total management control of their data usage. We believe that Gartner's recognition of PPI as a stand-out product underscores that Openwave Mobility is providing the right solutions to mobile operators to help them successfully manage and monetize the increase in network traffic."

Visit www.owmobility.com or contact [email protected] for more information.

[1] Gartner "Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure, 2014'" by Norbert J. Scholz | Martina Kurth | Charlotte Patrick | Kamlesh Bhatia | Mentor Cana | Neil Osmond, May 7, 2014

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry's most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Charging and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans. These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.

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, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, 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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Openwave Mobility and the Openwave Mobility logo are trademarks of Openwave Mobility Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

For further information
Sonus PR for Openwave Mobility
Johnny Truong
[email protected]
Tel: +1-415-830-4530

For APAC and EMEA Inquiries
Openwave Mobility
Martin Smith
Sonus PR
[email protected]
Tel: +44 20 7851 4850

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