Birdstep Signs Up to OMA

Birdstep Technology, which provides wireless connectivity software, has joined the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) as a Full Member.

OMA is a 200-member industry forum for developing market-driven, interoperable mobile service enablers. The Alliance provides a network for mobile operators and vendors to reduce the amount of work and time to market for new devices.

Birdstep says its commitment to standards is part of the company’s vision to provide mobile users with easy access to internet and other online services and applications, whenever and wherever they need to connect. Birdstep’s award-winning mobile broadband products and solutions are based on open international standards for seamless integration with existing internet-based applications and ability to leverage existing technology investments.

“Birdstep joins OMA to be part of the development of market-driven, interoperable mobile service enablers,” says Anders Storm, vice president of engineering and operations at Birdstep. “Focusing first on the connection management APIs, OMA offers an invaluable forum for standardisation of these APIs. This will bring everyone together in agreement on a joint standard that will result in product improvements and contribute to reduced time to market for devices.”