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Ericsson, Soprano Design Partner for Location Services

Integrating the Ericsson Mobile Positioning Service (MPS) with Soprano turn-key mobile software solutions to deliver enhanced wireless location based services across Australia

Melbourne. Ericsson Australia Pty Ltd. and Soprano Design Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the development of end-to-end solutions for the wireless Internet.

The MOU, an industry first, combines Ericsson’s extensive experience and leadership in mobile telephony with Soprano’s turnkey wireless software solutions to provide the “anywhere, anytime” delivery of industry-best solutions.

Soprano has integrated Ericsson’s Mobile Positioning Service (MPS) with its In Harmony software solutions to enable the delivery of location sensitive information, Australia wide Mr Daryl Joyce, Ericsson Director of Business Development said that the signing of the MOU is another step forward for Ericsson Australia in its drive to be the market leader in the wireless Internet arena.

“Ericsson are always looking to provide the best technical solutions. The flexibility of the Soprano solution allows us to work across different platforms and complement our GSM, WAP, GPRS and third generation mobility systems,” Mr Joyce said.

Dr Richard Favero, Managing Director of Soprano commented ” This is a great opportunity for us to work with Ericsson to develop a complimentary product offering that will benefit both Ericsson and Soprano. We see it as a long term partnership that will keep Australia at the forefront of wireless technology”.

“As part of the agreement we’ll also look at cooperative arrangements in bundling products, and investigating co-branding and distribution opportunities”, Dr Favero said.

About Matt Thompson

Matt joined Soprano in 2013 to create and lead Soprano’s global product management and marketing efforts across all regions, including Asia, Australia, Europe, LATAM and the US. He helps shape and execute Soprano’s product strategy both globally and with individual regions and MNO partners. He oversees Soprano’s carrier revenue acceleration model, which includes direct involvement in new product launch activities, carrier-branded industry websites, B2B digital marketing campaigns, and ongoing product marketing.

Matt brings more than 10 years of diverse leadership experience in the mobile messaging industry, with significant global product management success launching products for US mobile operators. His domain expertise in the wireless industry spans the enterprise mobile messaging landscape to include network-based wireless messaging and voice services as well as global wireless M2M (machine-to-machine) and the Internet of Things.

Prior joining Soprano he spent 8 years in B2B product management and product marketing with AT&T, Clearwire, and Nuance Communications. Matt has also founded and run two successful small businesses, and he holds an MBA from the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. He lives and works in Seattle, Washington.