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Birdstep nominated as the Most Innovative Wireless Broadband Company


May 19, 2006

~ The leading seamless connectivity and mobility client software company secures nomination as finalist for Wireless Broadband Innovation Award 2006 ~

Oslo/Stockholm/Seattle/Cambridge –Birdstep Technology ASA, the leading provider of seamless connectivity and mobility software for laptop, Pocket-PC and smartphones, today announced that the company has been chosen as one of the finalists for the Wireless Broadband Innovation Award 2006.

The company was short-listed from hundreds of technology companies to become one of the 4 finalists. The nomination recognises the company’s innovative technology, market leadership as well as the exceptional quality of the R&D effort, which has resulted in continued growth in the deployment of its connectivity manager and smartroaming products during 2005 and 2006.

“Being selected as a finalist in the Wireless Broadband Innovations Award, is a fantastic reward for Birdstep and confirms our position as the world leading provider of seamless connectivity and mobility software solutions” said Petri Markkanen, CEO of Birdstep. “Our products allow operators to provide their customers with a simple and easy to use service that keep them connected seamlessly wherever they are.”

About Birdstep (

Birdstep Technology ASA is a public company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker ’BIRD’. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Birdstep AB in Sweden, Birdstep Technology Inc. in Seattle, US and Birdstep Technology Ltd in Cambridge, UK.

Birdstep Technology is a global software development, marketing and sales company offering seamless connectivity and mobility client software for mobile data users on laptops, pocket PC and Smartphones as well as state of the art embedded database technologies.
Birdstep has an installed base at more than 30 operators globally including T-mobile Group, Vodafone Group, Orange, TIM, Turkcell, TMN, Sprint, Telenor and TeliaSonera. The company also cooperates with global partners such as Nokia, SonyEricsson, Cisco, Ericsson, Nortel Networks, HP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. In addition, Birdstep offers “SmartRoaming”, a hosted roaming service that provides mobility across networks for service providers and mobile network operators. For more information, visit


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