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Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014

Mobile Network Viability in Developing Markets Threatened by +50% Rise in Electricity Generation Costs by 2014, says Juniper Research green report

HAMPSHIRE, UK: 22nd September 2009 — Mobile base station electricity costs could rise by nearly 55% over the next five years unless operators address network inefficiencies and reduce reliance on non-renewable energy resources, according to a new report from Juniper Research. more

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Leap Intros $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans

Company to Unveil New $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans, Soon to be Available

in Thousands of Locations Nationwide ~

SAN DIEGO–Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of

innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced

the introduction of two new, all-inclusive nationwide Cricket monthly voice

products into thousands of new mass market retail locations nationwide. These

new products, to be available at four of the most trusted names in `big box`

national retail, bring Cricket`s industry-leading value proposition to the

primary battle ground for wireless customers.

The new all-inclusive monthly $40 and $45 plans, to be available only through

these mass merchants, will be added to the Company`s existing Cricket PAYGo`s

product, which currently offers unlimited daily wireless service, all without a

signed contract or credit check. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, US long

distance, access to Cricket`s premium extended calling area, more

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Agito Networks Now Shipping Voice Over WLAN and Mobile Unified Communications Functionalities for BlackBerry Smartphones

BlackBerry ISV Alliance Member Agito Networks Mobilizing Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for the BlackBerry Platform; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Agito for BlackBerry began shipping earlier this month, delivering VoIP over Wi-Fi® and Unified Communications to the BlackBerry® platform.

Now, BlackBerry smartphone users can realize the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading Wi-Fi/cellular network handover. Prior to this month, BlackBerry smartphone users could typically only access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry more

Agito Networks FMC Customer Wins CIO 100 Award, Distinguished for Innovative Practices Leading to Substantial Business Results

Anthony Marano Company Earns CIO Magazine’s Honor Recognizing Companies that Exemplify the Highest Level of Operational and Strategic Excellence in IT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that customer Anthony Marano Company is a recipient of the 2009 CIO 100 Award. The 22nd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. Anthony Marano Company was distinguished for its enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) project, which is powered by Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router.

“This year’s CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies that are both innovating and creating business value with IT despite the economic downturn,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. “These winners are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”

“The CIO 100 more

Global-i© (Gi) Launches Gi GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market Services for Communications and IT Clients

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) August 5, 2009 — Global-i, Inc. (, a provider of technology-management consulting and project-based outsourcing services to the Communications & IT industry, announced today that it is launching its Global-i GTMâ„¢ Suite of Go-to-Market and Launch Management Services for meeting New/Enhanced Products and Services Launch needs and Infrastructure Deployment/Systems Integration Rollout needs of Converged Communications & IT Clients.

The services will benefit Communications and IT clients launching products and services through a fully-gated product lifecycle management (PLM/SDLC) process and/or rolling out its infrastructure deployment/systems integration initiative via a thorough implementation process. The company will provide the services via fixed-fee consulting and managed outsourcing. The fixed-fee service will be a custom service and will be developed per the needs of the client and delivered via Global-i GTMâ„¢ service directly from Global-i offices. The service can also be delivered as a contracted service via Global-i ExpertConsultantâ„¢ service more

Communology develops solution for mobile micro services and context-based mobile advertising

nullCologne, Germany: Communology, a German software vendor that specializes in mobile communications applications, will develop a solution for user-generated mobile services and context-based mobile advertising as a part of uService, a pan-European development project. The project envisions a new type of global-spanning, user-driven network of dynamic services and contents. It plans to enable private and business users to easily offer mobile micro services and contents for their community (their own contacts or members of a social network).

Examples of such services might include organizing a jogging group for like-minded athletes or a soccer fan club. Other applications could be an exchange where travelers offer and look for rides and private accommodations, or mobile multimedia services such as the creation of a virtual DJ’s playlist using the pooled music content on the cell phones of people at a party.

The mobile more

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NGN Forum and IMS Forum Announce Plugfest 8 to Focus on Interoperability for IP Applications, BSS/OSS & Security

Plugfest to Leverage Work of Diameter/Control Plane and BSS/OSS & Security Working Groups

Denver, CO – July 29, 2009 The NGN IMS Forumâ„¢ announced today that its eighth NGN IMS PlugfestTM will be held October 5 thru October 9th, 2009 at the InterOperability Lab (UNH IOL) in Durham, NH. The NGN IMS Forum Plugfests are the industry’s only interoperability events covering converged IMS and NGN services over wireless, wireline and cable broadband. Plugfest 8 will focus on Interoperability for voice and multimedia applications, BSS/OSS and Security inter and intra network: more

Mobile Tag and JCDecaux enhance the Parisian ‘Quartier Numérique’ with their new flashcode service: Mobilités

Atlanta, July 28, 2009 – 2D mobile barcode leader, Mobile Tag, announces today that it has been selected by JCDecaux as the technological partner to deploy flashcodes (2D barcodes) on bus shelters within the Quartier Numérique* (Digital Area) in Paris, France. This new flashcode service called Mobilités will enhance the Quartier Numérique by offering both Parisians and tourist access to external content via mobile phones already equipped with the Internet.

To develop this service, JCDecaux chose to adopt Mobile Tag’s technology, which enables users to explore Paris simply by accessing a mobile Internet portal. The 19 JCDecaux bus shelters located in the Quartier Numérique now give instant access to practical, historical, cultural and entertaining content using flashcodes.

To obtain content, users simply shoot one of the flashcodes (2D barcodes) located on either side of the bus shelter with their mobile phone’s camera which then gives instant access to the mobile portal via their Internet connection.

Mobile Tag is the European leader for 2D barcode technology and services. With a mobile phone’s camera, the mobiletag application enables users to shoot 2D barcodes that integrate Internet-based services and multimedia content (music, photo and video), as well as other mobile phone functions.

The mobiletag application allows users to receive cultural and historical content created exclusively for JCDecaux by Les Guides Gallimard (Gallimard Guides). Travelers in Paris can also visit the mobile site ‘Ma RATP dans la poche’ for regular transport updates, a route planner and maps, and can consult the Ville de Paris (City of Paris) official calendar of cultural events.

Christian Francois Viala, Marketing Director for Mobile Tag, comments: “This is an important moment for Mobile Tag and flashcode deployment – the Mobilités service offers great visibility for 2D barcodes. We plan to develop this offer with additional services, giving Mobilités the chance to grow and become part of the day-to-day lives of Parisians.”

* For more information about the Quartier Numérique, please visit:

About Mobile Tag, mobiletag & MEEPASS

As a leading software developer specialized in mobile handset solutions, Mobile Tag has two main products mobiletag and MEEPASS, with NFC tag management recently added to their product portfolio.

In 2006, the company launched mobiletag, an embedded software application that allows mobile phones to read 2D barcodes, otherwise known as tags, simply by using the phone’s camera. Mobile Tag developed the software to create quick access to external content.

Mobile Tag received a venture capital investment of 4 million euros in October 2008, funded by new lead investor Alven Capital and by existing shareholders (XangeCapital and IDF Capital). This capital increase will allow Mobile Tag to pursue its international growth strategy in the market of 2D barcodes. Mobile Tag has already established business partnerships with the major French and European mobile network Operators and is in negotiation today with international brands.

Mobile Tag, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation, which is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Mobile Tag, Inc. is focused on North American Mobile Operators and Brands with the same proven MEEPASS and mobiletag technology and services.

Mobile Tag also provides MEEPASS, a revolutionary new mobile identification product that the company showcased at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. For more information, please visit: or For mobiles, please use:

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RIM Prevented from Bidding for Nortel’s Assets as a Result of Nortel’s Actions

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion Limited (”RIM”) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) disclosed today that it has effectively been prevented from submitting an offer for the Nortel Networks Wireless Business that is the subject of a bankruptcy auction scheduled to occur on July 24, 2009. The assets being sold are Nortel’s CDMA and Long Term Evolution Access businesses. In its CDMA and Long Term Evolution Access businesses, Nortel develops current and next generation technology for wireless infrastructure and mobile devices. more

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Volubill Simplifies Mobile Data Charging and Policy Control for Orange Botswana

Volubill Simplifies Mobile Data Charging and Policy Control for Orange Botswana

Volubill solution boosts personalization, flexibility of prepaid and postpaid mobile services charging operations

London, United Kingdom—21 July 2009—Volubill, a leading supplier of real-time convergent charging and policy control applications for fixed and mobile service providers, today announced an important win and successful deployment with one of Botswana’s largest mobile providers, Orange Botswana. Volubill’s CHARGE-ITâ„¢ platform was selected to unify charging and access control for all Mobile Broadband access, Web and WAP browsing, downloads, MMS and e-mail services, thus enabling more flexible and personalized service pricing and bundling options across the provider’s fast growing customer base.

Orange Botswana, incorporated in 2003, is the leading national provider of telecommunication services in Botswana, providing both postpaid and prepaid mobile services to individuals and businesses including a full range of voice and data services. Orange Botswana is experiencing high demand for their data services on the back of their iPhone launch and competitive Mobile Broadband access offerings. Orange Botswana is now also able to offer customers highly flexible charging options. Orange Botswana also enables subscribers to purchase additional prepaid credit directly from their phones and transfer airtime to other prepaid subscribers.

The recent liberalization of Botswana’s telecommunications market, combined with continued heavy subscriber growth in the region has produced intense levels of competition among Botswana’s service providers. The country now has the greatest market penetration for mobile services per capita of any country in Africa. In Orange Botswana’s case, this growth presents tremendous opportunity and hence enhancing their ability to offer high quality of experience and interesting pricing packages across multiple service types is a smart market move. The choice of Volubill’s CHARGE-IT by Orange Botswana shows that providers are meeting these demands by choosing charging and policy solutions that can increase their options for market segmentation as well as service management and monetization.

Volubill’s solution is network independent and provides flexible, vendor-agnostic support to adapt to all data and service architectures. It handles subscriber usage of IP services including data (mobile broadband), content, messaging, VoIP and downloads, and provides capabilities like deep packet inspection (DPI), access control, policy management and traffic shaping, and user experience management for both simple Internet access or content-rich premium services. When partnered with Volubill’s CONTROL-ITâ„¢ product, CHARGE-ITâ„¢ enables end-to-end real-time control, charging and policy management for advanced services.

“Botswana’s telecommunications market has grown so fast that operators like Orange Botswana are encountering many of the operational challenges that more established-market providers have been facing for years,” said John Aalbers, CEO, Volubill. “In choosing CHARGE-IT for increased control of pricing and charging policies for advanced service packages, Orange Botswana is better equipped to continue providing a high quality experience and compelling pricing packages to their subscribers. We are proud to have established this partnership with Orange Botswana to help them meet their ongoing business goals.”

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Volubill provides innovative “on the network” charging and policy control solutions to telecoms operators worldwide. Volubill’s solutions enable operators to manage bandwidth based on subscriber and service centric usage policies & quotas in order to maximize revenues & service experience and eliminate churn.

Founded in 2001, Volubill is a global company with in excess of 70 customers world-wide.


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