Birdstep expects Latin America to contribute 30% of overall revenues by 2012

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Norway's Birdstep Technology sees Latin America as a "strong contributor" in terms of revenue this year, and as bringing in 30% of overall revenues in 2012, the company's VP of Global Sales for EasyConnect business, Michael Jonsson, told BNamericas.

"Latin America has just recently surpassed Europe in terms of mobile broadband subscribers, so we see this region as absolutely crucial for Birdstep's long-term revenue plans," the executive said.

In terms of revenues, the company will be looking to Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Chile as the main markets for Birdstep in the medium and long term, Jonsson added.

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Birdstep Technology has signed an agreement with Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC) to provide the former's EasyConnect solution for a leading mobile operator in Latin America.

EasyConnect is a customizable connection management software solution for installation on USB devices, providing users with an improved mobile broadband user experience.

"As per December 31, 2010, we have only 40,000 clients installed with one operator in Latin America. As this operator has just started going live with our clients, we expect this figure to increase by a factor of at least 10 by the end of 2011. Furthermore, [we believe] that Latin America by 2012 will equal Europe in terms of business volume for Birdstep," the executive said.

Oslo-headquartered Birdstep Technology provides seamless wireless connectivity software for operators, enterprises and mobile device manufacturers.