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TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks Strengthens Multi-Vendor Interoperability by Completing Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for IEEE 802.15.4g PHY Across Gen4 Portfolio

[January 23, 2014]

Silver Spring Networks Strengthens Multi-Vendor Interoperability by Completing Wi-SUN Alliance Certification for IEEE 802.15.4g PHY Across Gen4 Portfolio

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced the successful completion of Wi-SUN Alliance certification for the IEEE (News - Alert) 802.15.4g PHY supported across its Gen4 product portfolio. As one of the first in a group of vendors to complete certification, Silver Spring has helped establish open, standards-based smart utility networks for customers to leverage.

Open communications protocols and standards are crucial to helping ensure interoperability as utilities and network operators deploy increasingly complex networks with millions of endpoint devices. IEEE 802.15.4g is a global standard that harmonizes the physical layer of a wide variety of deployed wireless infrastructure systems, and specifies standard power levels, data rates, modulations, and frequency bands for the large scale, outdoor and topographically challenging environments of smart energy networks. The Wi-SUN Alliance certification regimen helps ensure the conformance of, and interoperability between, IEEE 802.15.4g implementations.

"Open standards are critical to helping ensure interoperability, speeding deployment times, reducing cost and risk, and accelerating innovation as our customers build out the next generation of massive-scale machine-to-machine (M2M) networks," said Anil Gadre, Executive Vice President of Products, Silver Spring Networks. "We are excited that our Gen4 portfolio is now formally Wi-SUN Alliance certified and we look forward to further collaboration with the Alliance and its membership to continue growing its ecosystem around the world."

As a founding member of the Wi-SUN Alliance, Silver Spring is dedicated to furthering its mission of certifying wireless communications interoperability amongst the broadest possible array of smart grid devices, increasing choice and deliverin more value for customers. Silver Spring's early commitment to and delivery of an IPv6 standards-based networking platform has transformed the utility industry's approach to modernizing the grid. For more information on Silver Spring's commitment to open standards leadership, please visit www.silverspringnet.com/openstandards.


Wi-SUN Alliance: Seamless Connectivity

The Wi-SUN Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wireless Utility products based on open global standard IEEE 802.15.4g. The Wi-SUN Alliance comprises solutions from original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Membership is open to all corporations. Additional information can be found at www.wi-sun.org.

About Silver Spring Networks

Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring's pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 18 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring's innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks' customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy, and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about Silver Spring Networks' expectations, plans, intentions, and strategies, including, but not limited to statements regarding the performance of, and customer benefits from, Silver Spring's Wi-SUN Alliance certified technology. Statements including words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" or "future" and statements in the future tense are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Silver Spring Networks' documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Silver Spring Networks as of the date hereof. Silver Spring Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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