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Tango Networks’ Abrazo Qualified with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

RICHARDSON, TX, AUGUST 28, 2008 – Tango Networksâ„¢, one of the leaders in seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence for unified communications, today announced that its award-winning Abrazoâ„¢ solution has achieved interoperability qualification with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 by tekVizion Labs. This also coincides with Tango Networks’ acceptance into the Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program.                                                                

With Tango Networks’ Abrazo, corporations are able to interoperate any mobile phone with Office Communications Server 2007. Users of Office Communications Server 2007 are able to make and receive calls with their mobile phone utilizing the enterprise communications network, and have a single unified communications inbox that now includes both desktop and mobile voicemail. In addition, presence and location information from the mobile network can be shared with Office Communications Server 2007 contacts as part of the experience.

Tango Networks’ Abrazo is based on a unique hybrid architecture containing a component in the enterprise network and a component in the mobile operator network. This fundamental design enables the solution to passively monitor mobile device status in the mobile network (e.g., registered/unregistered, on/off-the-phone, location area, etc.) and provide controlled, secure updates to Office Communications Server 2007. Because of this architecture, any mobile phone - with or without data connectivity - can extend the unified communications experience to include mobile presence and location information.

“With Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft has successfully extended the power of unified communications to embrace desktop voice communications as part of the enterprise’s overall unified communications strategy,” stated Alastair Westgarth, president and chief executive officer of Tango Networks. “Tango is taking it one step further by enabling enterprises to extend Office Communications Server 2007 to all mobile devices while providing a complete view of end-user availability and location.”

About Tango Networks

Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true extension on the enterprise unified communications or PBX network. With the award-winning Abrazo, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced unified communications and desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Only Tango Networks’ Abrazo leverages the true power of fixed-mobile convergence, fixed-mobile substitution and unified communications to meet an enterprise’s continuously evolving business and technology needs. Two phones. One solution. That’s Tango. For more information, dance over to



Jeannette Hudler

Director, Marketing Communications

+1 972 301-9314

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Tango Networks’ Abrazo Achieves Validated Interoperability with BroadSoft BroadWorks

RICHARDSON, TX, AUGUST 26, 2008 – Tango Networksâ„¢, the leader in seamless enterprise fixed-mobile convergence for unified communications, today announced the completion of interoperability testing with BroadSoft BroadWorks®.

BroadSoft’s service provider customer base can now offer a complete fixed-mobile convergence solution for enterprises that extends the BroadWorks suite of value-added services to any mobile device. Combining Tango Networks’ Abrazoâ„¢ with BroadWorks, operators can extend their mobile services into the enterprise, opening the door to enterprise-wide agreements, reducing customer support demands, decreasing churn, and growing market share. The Abrazo’s unique hybrid architecture integrates with existing enterprise voice network infrastructures while extending BroadWorks’ features and policies to any mobile phone with or without the use of a corresponding desk phone, to address the needs of the increasingly mobile workforce.

“BroadSoft is a key partner to many of our mobile operator customers, making interoperability with the BroadWorks product a key strategic initiative for us,” stated Andrew Silver, chief technology officer and co-founder of Tango Networks. “By offering Abrazo integrated with BroadWorks, operators can deliver a robust FMC option that mobilizes the powerful features of the BroadWorks hosted communications solution for any mobile phone.”

“Prior to Tango, fixed-mobile convergence was a niche product with both device and feature limitations,” said Ken Rokoff, Vice President of Business Development at BroadSoft. “However, the integration of Abrazo with BroadWorks provides a highly compelling solution, enabling mobile operators worldwide to offer the power of fixed-mobile convergence for enterprise.”

In addition, Tango Networks is a sponsor for BroadSoft Connections 2008, the BroadSoft executive user conference, to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 5-8.

About the BroadWorks Platform

BroadSoft’s IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft’s family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world’s leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to seven of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to

About Tango Networks

Tango Networks integrates mobile phones into the corporate enterprise, enabling any mobile phone to become a true extension on the enterprise unified communications, centrex or PBX networks. With the award-winning Abrazo, enterprises benefit from cost savings and control over mobile service while enabling employees to be more responsive to business needs by providing advanced desk phone capabilities on any mobile device. Only Tango Networks’ Abrazo leverages the true power of fixed-mobile convergence, fixed-mobile substitution and unified communications to meet an enterprise’s continuously evolving business and technology needs. Two phones. One solution. That’s Tango. For more information, dance over to

Jeannette Hudler

Director, Marketing Communications

Tango Networks

972 301-9314

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Agito Networks Moving Corporate Headquarters to Larger Facility to Accommodate Rapid Company Growth

Company Growing to Meet Increasing Demand for its Enterprise Fixed Mobile Convergence Products; Continued Expansion with New Products and into New Markets Planned

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2008 – Agito Networks, Inc.â„¢, the award-winning company delivering new technology in enterprise mobility, today announced that it is moving its headquarters to near-by Santa Clara, Calif., next week.  Agito Networks is significantly increasing its investment in product development, sales, and distribution, and the new facility will accommodate the growth needed to fulfill the rising demand for Agito’s enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) products.  The new building nearly triples the size of Agito’s current office space, and dramatically increases the amount of lab space available for research and new product development.

Agito Networks’ award-winning RoamAnywhereâ„¢ Mobility Router is the industry’s first and only business mobile convergence platform that uses RF-based, location-aware technologies to reliably mobilize voice and data applications over 802.11 wireless LANs (VoWLAN), while remaining agnostic to enterprise customers’ choices of mobile carriers and equipment vendors (  It supports all leading IP-PBX and WLAN equipment vendors to uniquely fuse 802.11 wireless LANs, enterprise IP telephony, and the carrier cellular network, improving mobile worker accessibility and responsiveness to increase mobile worker productivity.  Agito’s innovative, patent-pending location-aware technology allows enterprises to mobilize voice by taking full advantage of their 802.11 WLAN deployments as a low-cost alternative to cellular networks for in-building enterprise mobility.  Its patent-pending technology ensures that in-building calls stay on the enterprise WLAN (using VoWLAN), to reduce cellular expenses and eliminate dropped or poor quality calls. 

“While many technology companies these days are experiencing declining workforces and financial difficulties, there are still some bright spots in the tech sector,” said Michael Finneran, principal of analyst firm dBrn Associates, Inc.  “Enterprise mobility, fixed mobile convergence, and mobile unified communications are clearly hot, and companies like Agito Networks are in a good position to capitalize on that.”

During its first year, Agito has experienced significant customer traction and rapid growth, which has fueled the need to increase its sales, distribution, and support infrastructure.  During the last six months, Agito has acquired a number of new revenue customers, and has engaged in many more trials for its enterprise mobility products.  The company closed a significant round of funding, added to its executive team, and has earned 11 prestigious accolades from various independent industry organizations.  With an expanding channel partner program, Agito continues to meet strong demand nationwide, and plans to expand internationally.

“Our new larger offices will better facilitate our growth and need to continue staffing,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks vice president of marketing and a company founder.  “Our physical expansion is evidence of the growing traction and success the company is having, fueled by rising demand from domestic and international enterprises, resellers and distribution partners, and carriers.  With our innovation we will aggressively work toward fulfilling the needs of our current and future customers, as well as continue to shape the direction of the enterprise mobility market.”

Numerous independent authorities have recognized Agito Networks’ leadership.  Computer Reseller News named Agito one of the year’s Coolest Emerging Technology Companies, while InfoWorld distinguished Agito CTO Timothy Olson with one of its CTO 25 Awards of 2008.  Agito earned a Red Herring 100 Award, while VON Magazine named it a Top Innovator Award winner.  Its RoamAnywhere solution earned Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines, while it earned finalist status in eWEEK’s Excellence Awards and CTIA’s Emerging Technology Awards programs.

 New Location and Address

Starting on Monday, Aug. 25, Agito’s new headquarters location will be 3255 Scott Blvd., Building 3, Santa Clara, Calif., 95054.  The main telephone number will be (408) 919-8000, and the corporate fax number will be (408) 919-8001.

 About Agito Networks

Agito Networks is the award-winning technology leader in enterprise mobility.  Its product, the RoamAnywhere Mobility Router, is an innovative enterprise fixed mobile convergence (eFMC) platform enabling enterprises to extend voice and Unified Communications to cell phones.  RoamAnywhere is the first and only network appliance that fuses enterprise wireless LANs, carrier cellular networks, IP telephony and location technology to mobilize voice and data applications, while remaining agnostic to customers’ choices of carrier and equipment vendors.  Agito Networks enables low-cost in-building voice coverage, reduced cellular costs, improved enterprise visibility and control over cellular usage, and better accessibility and responsiveness for mobile workers.  VON Magazine named Agito Networks a Top Innovator Award winner, while RoamAnywhere has received numerous industry awards, including earning a CTIA Emerging Technology Award and receiving Product of the Year honors from Unified Communications and Internet Telephony magazines.  Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International.  Go to for more information.


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Synchronica Acquires AxisMobile and Raises Funds of $18 Million in 2008

Landmark Acquisition Aims to Build Leading Mass Market Mobile Email and Synchronization Solutions Provider

Royal Tunbridge Wells, 18 August, 2008. - Synchronica plc (AIM: SYNC.LN), the international provider of mobile email and synchronization solutions, today announced that it is acquiring consumer mobile email specialist AxisMobile for USD 4.9 million in new Synchronica shares. Synchronica also stated that it has raised additional funds of USD 10 million from new and existing institutional investors which brings the total funding secured in 2008 to USD 18 million. The additional funds will be used to accelerate product integration and fuel the growth of the combined business in emerging markets, such as China, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

The AxisMobile acquisition aims to make Synchronica the leading player in mass market mobile email and synchronization middleware for mobile operators and service providers. The addition of AxisMobile’s complimentary technology, customer base, and routes to market, combined with the injection of USD 10 million of additional funds will enable Synchronica to provide mass market mobile email solutions that work on more than three billion mobile phones in the market today.

AxisMobile’s consumer mobile email platform complements Synchronica’s award-winning Mobile Gateway software by adding email-to-SMS and email-to-MMS gateways, as well as a clientless solution for WAP / XHTML browser access. AxisMobile’s patented Optimizer email transcoding gateway further adds the ability to display a large variety of attachments, such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint presentations on standard feature phones handsets that would otherwise be unable to support such functionality.

The AxisMobile acquisition will also enlarge Synchronica’s footprint in emerging markets by adding a strong sales force and key customer contracts in the relatively untapped areas of Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Russia to Synchronica’s existing sales presence in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Currently, AxisMobile has eight live customer installations with major mobile operators, predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and China.

Customers include: MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia and CIS with 84 million customers; Megafon, a Russian mobile network operator with 34 million customers across 88 regions of the Russian federation including its Moscow subsidiary Sonic Duo; T-Mobile; IXI Mobile, consumer back-ends for USA, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay; E-Plus, Germany’s third largest mobile network operator with 13.6 million customers; as well as a major Chinese bank.

AxisMobile has also secured contract wins with a leading Ukrainian mobile network operator, a further leading tier one Russian mobile network operator, and a leading Swiss mobile network operator.

Commenting on the acquisition, Synchronica CEO Carsten Brinkschulte says: “The fundraising and the acquisition of AxisMobile is a dramatic acceleration for Synchronica, and I believe that it will build value for our shareholders. We aim to build a world leader in the market of consumer mobile email and synchronization solutions, and this acquisition is a key milestone which will improve our competitive positioning and accelerate our commercial growth. It will increase our ability to sell to customers, particularly to those in emerging economies where we see the largest potential growth for mobile email and synchronization. With the fundraising and the acquisition of AxisMobile, Synchronica now has sufficient mass and funding to take advantage of the outstanding opportunity to exploit the commercial potential of mass market mobile email. The next few years will be an exciting time for us all here at Synchronica and for our customers around the globe. We look forward with increased confidence from this inflect on point.”

Shai Schiller, Executive Chairman of AxisMobile, adds: “This is the start of an exciting new era for AxisMobile and our customers. There are real synergies between Synchronica’s products and target markets and our own, so it makes great commercial sense to combine forces. Both companies are committed to open standards and to developing products that work on even the most basic of handsets - a must given that the market for mass market mobile email is being fuelled by demand from the developing world. We are confident that the combined might of our two companies will prove to be greater than the sum of its parts.”

Forecasts point to emerging markets as a breakthrough area for mass market mobile email. Informa predicts that there will be 4.81 billion mobile phone subscribers by 2012, with the next billion subscribers coming from emerging markets where PC and fixed-line penetration is low.

Synchronica’s Mobile Gateway delivers push email and mobile synchronization of calendar and contact data, targeting consumer and business users with connectors to mass market mailboxes, such as Yahoo or Gmail, as well as business mailboxes, such as Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino. Unlike other solutions, Mobile Gateway does not require users to install additional software on the handset or behind the firewall and instead uses the dominant open industry standards Push IMAP and SyncML (OMA DS) to synchronize the built-in email and PIM applications pre-installed on more than 1.5 billion handsets in the market.

With the injection of AxisMobile technology, even the most basic phones will be able to send and receive email, further expanding the addressable market for Mobile Gateway in the consumer sector and in particular in emerging markets where low-end devices are dominating the market.

Virtual Press Conference on the Announcement

Synchronica will be hosting a virtual press conference on August 18, 2008, 11.00 BST, for members of the press and analyst communities. In addition to a presentation by Carsten Brinkschulte, Synchronica’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Cornelius the industry-respected analyst from FinnCap will add his perspective to the announcement.

Access to the web conference can be obtained by emailing on 18 August before 10:30 U.K. time.

About AxisMobile

AxisMobile was founded in early 2000. It is a leader in the emerging market of consumer mobile email which allows consumers to access email via mobile telephone handsets. AxisMobile’s objective is to provide software that drives the mass market adoption of mobile email and related products by making multimedia information portable, ubiquitous, and easy to access on subscribers’ existing mobile handsets at an attractive cost. AxisMobile’s email platform provides a one-stop-shop for consumer mobile as it supports Web, WAP, IMAP4, MMS, SMS, and J2ME interfaces. Such interfaces cover most methods of transmitting mobile data communications. AxisMobile’s platform means that mobile operators no longer need to integrate platforms from different vendors. This reduces costs. AxisMobile aims to leverage customer relationships by offering additional products and services based on its technology platform, hence producing cross sales and increasing the value to customers and to its shareholders. Further information on AxisMobile is available from the web site

About Synchronica

Synchronica plc develops and markets industry standard mobile email and synchronization solutions for the vast majority of devices in the market today. Mobile operators, device manufacturers, and service providers in emerging and developed markets use Synchronica products to offer mobile email, PIM synchronization, and backup and restore services to their consumer and corporate customer base. Products include the push email and synchronization solution Mobile Gateway and the mass market device backup solution Mobile Backup. Headquartered in the U.K., with a development center in Germany and presences in the USA, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Synchronica plc is a public company traded on the AIM list of the London Stock Exchange (SYNC.LN). More information is available at

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Tel.: +44 1892 552 780

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Orange Business Services Delivers Global Integration Services To Support Aruba Networks

Paris, August 12, 2008

Orange Business Services has signed a global integration services contract with Aruba Networks, Inc., a global leader in equipment supporting wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, to provide global installation and maintenance support for Aruba’s customers worldwide. The contract also includes four-hour turnaround for replacement field parts.

Orange Business Services’ field services and logistics capabilities are intended to ensure seamless business continuity, regardless of the size or location of enterprise customers. “We chose Orange Business Services as our global partner because of their fast and reliable response capabilities. This service will help Aruba address a major logistics issue while simultaneously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dave Peterson, head of manufacturing operations at Aruba.

“With a presence in 166 countries around the world, Orange Business Services can offer a common look and feel for our maintenance services on a global scale,” said Diana Leonard, senior vice president of the Americas, Orange Business Services. “We are excited to work with Aruba to support its global business needs, and look forward to sharing our zest for a great customer experience.”

About Orange

Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. France Telecom serves close to 174 million customers in five continents as of June 30, 2008, of which two thirds are Orange customers. The Group had consolidated sales of 52.9 billion euros in 2007 (26.3 billion euros for the first half 2008). As of June 30, 2008, the Group had 113.8 million mobile customers and 12.2 million broadband Internet (ADSL) customers.

Launched in June 2005, the NExT program (New Experience in Telecommunications) will enable the Group to pursue its transformation as an integrated operator and make France Telecom the benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. In 2006, Orange became the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates, and Orange Business Services the banner for services offered to businesses worldwide. France Telecom is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband Internet services in Europe, and one of the world leaders in providing telecommunications services to multinational companies.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartiment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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TM Forum Confirms Management World Orlando Conference Dates, Location and Topics

Conference includes three summits on digital commerce, network transformation and revenue and customer management to target the extending value chain in the communications industry

Morristown, NJ – August 11, 2008 –TM Forum, the leading communications industry consortium, announced today that the organization’s 2008 North American Management World conference will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida from November 16-20th.

After hosting a capacity crowd of more than 1,500 industry professionals last year, Management World moves to the new, bigger Orlando location with a new tri-summit conference format to address the management, monetization and operational issues facing today’s communications, entertainment and online service providers. 

Coinciding with the larger venue, Management World Orlando will boast an increased scope to better assess and discuss the challenges facing communications service providers as they embrace the content, digital commerce and advertising industries. The 2008 conference will include three distinct summits on transformation, revenue management and customer experience, and digital commerce and advertising that will examine each specific area as it relates to the larger topic of convergence.

The Transformation Summit will explore how business and IT transformation enables service providers and their partners to remain competitive in a dynamic market place. The summit is aimed at the telecom, cable, information and entertainment companies responsible for driving continuous business transformation.

The Revenue Management & Customer Experience Summit will examine important aspects of charging for and gathering revenue for a new generation of services, as well as how customer experience becomes a foundation to a successful and profitable service. The summit covers the entire spectrum from how customer experience can be defined to how services can be assured..

The Digital Commerce & Advertising Summit will examine the management & monetization issues for delivering cutting-edge, digital media services and the new business opportunities for service providers as the communications and media worlds converge. Additionally, the summit will explore how advancements in digital commerce and communications technologies will impact traditional advertising business models for the future.

With C-level keynotes from Rogers Communications, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Telekom, and speakers from worldwide services providers including BT, Verizon and AT&T, Management World Orlando continues the tradition of bringing together top experts to discuss, explore and solve the industry’s most pressing issues.

Mark your calendar now to join these and other leading companies at this year’s Management World Orlando – November 16-20, 2008.

For further details on the Conference and each of its summits, visit the Management World Orlando homepage.

About the TM Forum

With almost 700 member companies in 72 countries, the TM Forum is the world’s leading trade consortium focused on enabling digital services. Serving the information, communications and entertainment industries, the Forum provides leadership, strategic guidance and practical solutions to improve the way that services are created, delivered and charged. Members include the majority of the world’s service providers, network operators, software suppliers, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

The Forum currently facilitates over 80 technical projects and provides extensive training, conferencing and information services to its members. Through its initiatives to help providers move to low cost, high quality ‘lean’ processes, the Forum helps its members automate business processes and work seamlessly across various parts of the service delivery chain. The organization provides industry benchmarks, guidebooks, process and software frameworks and downloadable software standards. These give service providers the direction and specific roadmaps to achieve much greater business efficiency and operational flexibility.

For further information regarding the TM Forum, related programs such as the Prosspero initiative and its Management World conferences, please visit,

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