SOURCE: SmartTrust


September 28, 2010 09:13 ET

SmartTrust Provides NII Holdings With Advanced Device Management Capabilities to Deliver Differentiated Applications and Services

NII Holdings Leverages OMA DM, FOTA Capabilities to Further Enhance Subscriber Experience

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, once again selected SmartTrust, a developer of SIM and Mobile Device Management (MDM) software for mobile operators, to provide advanced OMA DM and FOTA capabilities to its MDM platform for NII's 3G network.

SmartTrust's SmartProvisioning™ system enables wireless operators to more easily manage the delivery of new applications once a subscriber has signed up for service. The built-in OMA DM capabilities of SmartProvisioning, which provide automatic confirmed service settings configuration, will enable NII's subscribers to easily gain access to revenue-generating services. Additionally, NII will utilize the Firmware OTA (FOTA) capabilities of SmartTrust's MDM platform enabling firmware upgrades to be sent directly to subscribers' handsets.

"We are proud to offer SmartTrust's optimized service to our valuable subscribers in Latin America to enhance their experience with our differentiated services and applications," said Greg Santoro, Vice President and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for NII. "As we expand our 3G network in the region, we look forward to continuing to work with SmartTrust to deliver flexible solutions that support the complex provisioning requirements associated with delivering our services."

Advanced Mobile Device Management applications are supported within SmartProvisioning based on legacy provisioning protocols as well as OMA Device Management standards. The device recognition rate can be above 99.5 percent in live networks with the ability to continually add support for new devices within an operator's network in Latin America.

"Advanced mobile device management plays a critical role in ensuring that not only the initial rollout of a wireless service is smooth but also that the usage of the service remains rewarding and uneventful for the subscriber," said Magnus Friberg, president of SmartTrust's Americas unit. "We continue to work closely with NII to understand and then tackle its goals as it prepares to launch next-generation wireless services and applications."

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(SM), a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 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

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, 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

Forward-Looking Statements. This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws. The statements in this news release regarding network capabilities, software applications, internet browsing capabilities and other network and device benefits, future performance and forward-looking guidance, as well as other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are estimates and projections reflecting management's judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made assumptions regarding, among other things, availability of applications and compatibility of networks, usability of device features, network usage, customer growth and retention, and the timing of various events, among other things. Future performance cannot be assured and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including due to: competitive conditions and changes in economic conditions in the markets we serve, our network technologies not performing properly or not supporting the services our customers want or need, and the additional risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in NII Holdings' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, as well as in other reports filed from time to time by NII Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and NII Holdings disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

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