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Friendly Technologies Joins Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA)

Ramat-Gan, Israel (June 13th, 2016) - Friendly Technologies, a leading provider of device management solutions for fixed and mobile operators, is delighted to announce that it has joined the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), the leading industry forum.

WISPA, which represents over 800 members in the telecom industry, aims to promote, advance, and grow the fixed wireless community, with a member base consisting of both wireless Internet service providers and vendors serving WISPs. WISPA’s top priority is advocating for its members, encouraging the United States Congress and the FCC to write laws that support the success of the WISP industry.

Because Friendly Technologies serves a number of American WISPs, it was only natural for Friendly to join WISPA. Among Friendly’s customers are: Ruckus Wireless, Rise Broadband, SmartWave, BIT USA, Reliance Jio (India), True ( Thailand), BT (UK), Deutsche Telekom (Romania), Beeline (Russia), On Telecom (Brazil), and many others.

By joining WISPA, Friendly further strengthens its position as a leading wireless broadband management vendor, with a unified solution that addresses both fixed and mobile devices. Friendly's solution accelerates and simplifies the deployment of 4G LTE devices and services, supporting any device type over TR-069, OMA-DM, and SNMP protocols including fixed and nomadic LTE devices, femtocells, small cells, mobile hotspots, dongles, smartphones and others.

"We are really excited to join WISPA. We are confident that our expertise will help many of the WISPA members provide a better quality of experience and increase customer satisfaction,” said Elan Migdal, Founder and CEO of Friendly Technologies.

“WISPA is pleased to have Friendly Technologies join our family of fixed Wireless Internet providers.”, according to President Alex Phillips, “With the synergy between end providers, innovative platform developers, the FCC, Congress and manufacturers, products, policies, lobbying and other services receive immediate attention. This keeps our industry on the cutting edge and competitive with major carriers.”

About WISPA

WISPA is a 501.c6 advocacy organization representing its membership and other companies who are part of the industry ecosystem. The Association promotes the development, advancement and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.

WISPA has over 800 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors, and other interested parties. These members support the industry which delivers broadband Internet to over 3 million users via 3000+ Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that serve both residential and business customers, often in exclusively rural areas. WISPA works to promote the development, advancement, and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry. http://www.wispa.org/

About Friendly Technologies

Friendly Technologies is a leading provider of carrier-class device management software for IoT/M2M, Smart Home and Triple Play broadband services. Our “best-of-breed" approach enables service providers to manage multiple types of devices on one platform and avoid device dependency. Friendly supports standard protocols such as TR-069, OMA-DM, LWM2M, MQTT, SNMP, as well as non-standard protocols.

Established in 1997, Friendly's solutions are deployed by over 200 carriers, xSPs, and mobile operators around the world. Friendly Technologies allows service providers and their customers to control, monitor, and manage any type of device: routers, STBs, RG, mobile hotspots, Smart Home hubs, sensors, appliances, smartphones, dongles, IP phones, M2M devices, smart power and water metering devices, healthcare devices, and more.

Friendly’s platform enables customers to automatically connect and provision new devices, monitor QoE, configure and update firmware remotely, and streamline their support services. Friendly’s server and cloud-based solutions offer analytical insights to service providers.

Friendly Technologies is honored to receive Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 Best Practices Award for Unified Device and Smart Home Management