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Soprano Design Acquires Mobispine’s Mobile Network Operator Business Contracts

Soprano Design Limited today announced an agreement with Mobispine AB to purchase the Mobispine Mobile Network Operator (MNO) business contracts. The completion of this agreement extends Soprano’s significant international presence to Northern Europe, in addition to its existing North American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Australian markets.

Soprano Design accelerates enterprise messaging for Mobile Network Operators around the world by providing ready to go, web and device based software and applications for their enterprise and government customers. SOPRANO streamlines SMS, MMS, Email, Voice messaging and location based business communication adoption to accelerate MNO revenue.

“Soprano is excited to have secured this deal with Mobispine,” said Dr Richard Favero, CEO, Soprano Design. “We are continually searching for strategic alliances to grow our Mobile Network Operator customer base. This agreement provides Soprano with the opportunity to leverage our existing channels and expertise to enable European MNOs with value added messaging solutions for their enterprise and government customers.”

“We are very pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Soprano,” said Joakim Hilj, CEO, Mobispine. “We have long sought a strategic taker for business with mobile operators and now feel that we have found the right one. It has been extremely important for us to find a partner that our customers can feel secure with.”

Soprano continues to provide value added messaging solutions to both MNOs and their enterprise and government customers. With deployments spanning four continents Soprano continues to lead innovation with a growing suite of ready built vertical applications that open the unique capability and power of mobile network messaging to increase enterprise and government productivity.

About Mobispine

Mobispine is a leader in the field of software between computers and mobile devices via SMS. Clients include companies and leading telecommunications operators. Mobispine is listed on Aktietorget and headquartered in Stockholm.

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.