SOURCE: SmartTrust

October 27, 2009 08:15 ET

Leading Latin American Wireless Operator Partners With SmartTrust to Deploy Advanced SIM and Device Management Platform to Support 3G Networks

SmartTrust to Provide Critical Foundation for NII Holdings' Next-Generation Offerings

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - NII Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of fully integrated mobile communication services in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile, has selected SmartTrust to provide turnkey SIM and handset Over-The-Air (OTA) management solutions as it deploys a complementary third generation network to serve its continuously growing subscriber base.

SmartTrust, a developer of Mobile Device Management (MDM) and SIM management software for mobile operators, will supply NII with a solution designed to automate the process of readying SIMs and handsets for the service provider's 3G network.

SmartProvisioning™ will offer NII a strong foundation for managing all next-generation devices on its network, supporting both basic device management as well as advanced capabilities handled by an OMA DM server. Specifically, SmartProvisioning focuses on the needs of the subscriber and the capabilities of the device, automating device management and providing seamless support by incorporating automatic event detection, business logic built from more than10 years of experience with operators worldwide, proven carrier-grade over-the-air activation processes and the most comprehensive and detailed repository of information on wireless devices.

With SmartAct™ Over-the-Air (OTA) SIM management software, NII will ensure the reliable Over-the-Air (OTA) management of SIM cards. Using the Remote File Management standard, SmartAct supports vendor-specific OTA protocols from all major SIM suppliers as well as Remote Applet Management according to the ETSI specifications for Java™ Card based SIMs. SmartAct, available on the SmartTrust DP8 OTA platform, offers a holistic SIM management solution capable of handling multiple card types from different card vendors.

"NII consistently responds to the needs of its high-value customers in Latin America with best-in-class integrated communications solutions," said Greg Santoro, chief marketing and strategy officer for NII Holdings. "We differentiate ourselves in the marketplace by delivering Direct Connect®, our industry leading push-to-talk communications solution, with unparalleled customer service. The solutions provided by SmartTrust will enable us to maintain this competitive edge in the marketplace as we launch our complementary 3G network."

With the SmartTrust Universal Gateway, SmartTrust delivers a single gateway capable of supporting any Dynamic SIM Toolkit (DSTK) enabled SIM card based on either the Wib or S@T specification, providing the flexibility and freedom to optimize its investment in the two widely used SIM card specifications.

"We're extremely proud that one of the top wireless operators in Latin American continues to look to SmartTrust as they build their next-generation networks," said Magnus Friberg, president of SmartTrust's Americas unit. "The flexibility and proven technology we've delivered to service providers, as well as a clear understanding of NII's needs demonstrated we had the experience required to support this major initiative and investment."

About NII Holdings, Inc.

NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings, Inc. has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct Connect™, a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD and is a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index. Visit the Company's website at http://www.nii.com.

Nextel, the Nextel logo, Nextel Online, Nextel Business Networks and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.

About SmartTrust

SmartTrust is a developer of device and SIM Management software designed to provide mobile network operators improved awareness of their subscribers, efficient management of the SIMs and devices on their network, as well as the opportunity to quickly and easily offer targeted revenue generating services and applications.

Operators of more than 200 networks worldwide, including AT&T, Bharti, Claro, Etisalat, KPN, T-Mobile, Telenor, and Vodafone, rely upon SmartTrust technology to address the unique business challenges of today's mobile markets. With a complete portfolio of products and services, which facilitate the management of the entire lifecycle for SIMs, handsets and services as well as Dynamic Roaming Steering, SmartTrust delivers the tools for successfully managing the subscriber experience.

SmartTrust is a part of the Giesecke & Devrient Group. For more information, please visit www.smarttrust.com.

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