Austin, February 18, 2014 — M87, a wireless software company in Austin, announced today that it has appointed Cole Brodman, industry veteran and past CMO/CTO of T-Mobile to its Board of Directors.

M87’s Routing at the Edge (RATE™) technology pioneers software solutions that target the most critical issue in the mobile data industry – ever-increasing capacity constraints fueled by climbing mobile data usage. M87’s software improves the performance of data networks by moving routing intelligence and network selection decisions to the device, which is most aware of real-time connectivity conditions.

M87’s initial product, Client SON™, unlocks the tremendous latent capacity in existing mobile devices by adding them to the network infrastructure – creating a carrier-grade device to device network that increases both coverage and capacity without sacrificing security or billing accuracy.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Cole Brodman on our board at M87. He’s been a leader in the telecommunications industry for almost 25 years and brings fresh insights from his tenure at one of the world’s most innovative and fast-paced carriers  T-Mobile USA,” said David Hampton, CEO of M87.

“M87’s software cost effectively addresses the capacity crunch while significantly improving customers’ coverage and data throughput speeds,” said Cole Brodman.  “The M87 team has developed what I see as a real breakthrough technology, one that can provide a significant opportunity to increase network performance and improve the customer experience, without the need to add additional infrastructure. I’m thrilled to be on the board and to help bring this exciting technology to market.”