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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.


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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

SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH DIGITALBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS TO DELIVER WIMAX CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT

ALISO VIEJO, CA– July 21, 2009 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced that it has been selected by DigitalBridge Communications Corp., the leading private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in growing rural regions throughout the U.S., to deliver 4G connection management software to support its initial WiMAX rollout deployment for markets in Idaho, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming. more

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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.”


For more information on Volubill and our products, please visit www.volubill.com.


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About Volubill (www.volubill.com)

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.

University of San Diego Selects Avenda Systems to Secure Guest Access Deployment

Integration flexibility and unique authentication features help USD deliver secure wireless access


Santa Clara, Calif. - July 20, 2009 – Avenda Systems, the innovator in identity-aware network security, announced that the University of San Diego has selected its eTIPS solution as the key component in the university’s innovative campus-wide network access security initiative. USD has successfully deployed secure, differentiated wireless guest access, enabled by Avenda’s eTIPS platform and self-registration module, in time for the summer rush of conferences and guest activity on campus.


“We looked at a number of competing guest access solutions that could not offer the level of security and access features that we required,” said Doug Burke, IT Director at USD. “My team did a fantastic job working with Avenda to put together a wireless access solution based on identity. This is a big win for us, since it was very easy to implement and customize, and meets all our requirements and standards for web access.”


As part of USD’s timeline, a full calendar of summer camps, conferences and events meant USD had to meet a tight development timeframe to provide wireless access to its on-campus guests. Avenda’s eTIPS was selected as it uniquely authorizes network access based on a user’s identity. It supports USD’s entire wireless network infrastructure, as well as users’ various computing platforms. In addition, Avenda’s solution provided the ability to offer self-registration and payment or promo code payment options. According to university officials, it was a major requirement for the solution to remove the IT team from the account creation process, and integrate with USD’s existing CASHNet PCI compliant payment tool to provide a real-time means of verifying the identity of campus visitors.


“The Avenda product is exceptionally easy to use and deploy, it provides good classification between users, and delivers amazing reporting tools,” Burke continued. “Users tell us that the new portal is very logical and easy to walk through. As an added bonus, we no longer receive calls that there’s a problem using wireless guest access.”


The initial engagement between USD and Avenda was prompted by Avenda’s attractive Migration Program. The new solution from Avenda replaces a previously purchased platform from Identity Engines, now part of Nortel Networks. Besides offering a platform trade-in allowance, Avenda provided complimentary policy assessment and deployment assistance.


Avenda’s solution easily integrates with USD’s existing Aruba Wireless Controllers, which is important due to a move to 802.1X network access control. USD also plans on integrating Avenda into their Cisco switched network later this summer as future plans include extending guest access to USD’s wired network and implementing port-based switch security.


“USD’s requirements and phased deployment are a classic example of how our product can satisfy immediate network security and access needs,” said Krishna Prabhakar, CEO of Avenda Systems. “And along the process, customers are finding new ways to leverage our flexible architecture and policy model.”


The eTIPS solution is comprised of a hardened network appliance, a flexible policy platform, GuestConnect and Microsoft NAP health agents. It is the only access control solution that centrally manages policies across access methods, operating systems, managed and unmanaged endpoints, and existing identity stores.


About Avenda

Avenda Systems introduced the industry’s first multi-function platform for network access security that breaks through past deployment barriers – complexity, compatibility, compliance and cost. Avenda’s flagship eTIPS solution is a scalable AAA platform that utilizes identity-based policies for access control, endpoint health and device authorization for wired, wireless and VPN networks in multi-vendor environments. Further information: www.avendasys.com

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InnoPath Demos Practical Application of Over-the-Air Customer Care to Open Mobile Alliance Standards Group

Welcome back from the holidays! Last month, InnoPath was invited by the Open Mobile Alliance to demonstrate the practical applicability of the ‘enablers’ developed within OMA-DM. This is the first time that the OMA Board and Technical Committee have invited a vendor to present, and was evidence of the stability and interoperability of the InnoPath solution. The enablers are key to InnoPath’s ActiveCare solution for over-the-air frontline customer care. Please refer to the OMA presentation linked below, as well as videos of the two parts of the demo, posted on Youtube. Here’s our release:


SUNNVYALE, Calif., July 7, 2009 – InnoPath Software, the leader in over-the-air customer care for mobile devices, led the first ever OMA-DM interoperability demonstration at the recently completed OMA meeting in Boston. The company successfully demonstrated its next-generation OMA-DM ActiveCare server with handsets from Nokia running Symbian S60 and from HTC running Windows Mobile 6.1, highlighting interoperability across devices and networks as well as broad industry support. With smartphones costing up to 4x as much to support as traditional featurephones, the ability to effectively support these advanced devices validates InnoPath’s ActiveCare business model for operators, and is proof of the utility and deployability of OMA-DM standards. This tie between standards development and practical use is critical for network operators and device makers.

The demo included five key OMA-DM enabled care capabilities:


- Mobile Check, where the phone is ‘pulsed’ for vitals. This capability is based on the Connectivity Management Object 1.0 (Approved Enabler) and Diagnostics Monitoring 1.0 (draft).

- Mobile Check and Correct for both ActiveSync and public email, saving up to 14 minutes on email support calls. This capability is based on Device Management 1.2 (Approved Enabler).

- Mobile Software Management for lifecycle software management, permitting operators to play a vital role in the application delivery ecosystem. This capability is based on the Software Component Management Object 1.0 (Candidate Enabler).

- Mobile Lock and Wipe for securing the phone. This capability is based on the Lock and Wipe Management Object 1.0 (Candidate Enabler).


The Nokia E71 is a leading smartphone based on Symbian and now available from AT&T (E71x). It runs a Native OMA-DM client. The HTC Tytn II (aka AT&T Tilt) is a widely available Windows Mobile phone, and was demonstrated with InnoPath’ standards-based ActiveCare Client. This client is unique in that it may be loaded onto the phone by the handset vendor or pushed to the phone once it is in the hands of the subscriber, allowing network operators to manage devices that may not have left the factory with device management clients installed.


Check out the OMA presentation on the interoperability demo, a video of the HTC/Windows Mobile component of the demo, and a video of the Nokia/Symbian component of the demo.

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Independence Day is Coming to the Mobile Industry

By Lori Sylvia

EVP, Marketing

Red Bend Software


Independence Day


As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts on the mobile industry’s own move toward independence. Remember Will Smith’s blockbuster movie from the summer of 1996? Thanks to mobile consumers, our own version of this movie is playing out before our eyes. I’m referring to the independence of software from hardware.

Consumer demand for new applications and services is “opening up” the mobile phone and creating a separation between the software that drives the user experience and the hardware it runs on. Software has become more important than it used to be, driven by consumer interest in downloading applications. But we know that software is much more than just apps. It’s also responsible for the core functions of the phone like browsing and messaging, and for the key enablers that power mobile services like navigation and music.

Consumers are forcing us in the mobile industry to think differently and act differently if we are to meet their needs for a personalized user experience. And software is at the core. For the mobile phone to truly be personalized, the software must become independent of the hardware, so that it can continuously evolve to meet consumer’s changing needs.

In the current model, there are multiple software creators that make up a phone, and the OEM serves as the systems integrator. All too often though, the OEM as systems integrator has the unintended consequence of serving as a bottleneck for new innovation and enhancements that come from the software creators and service providers.

Once the phone has shipped, the OEM uses firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating to deliver a new version of software. To do this, the OEM must aggregate software updates from all of the software creators that contributed to the phone. Most OEMs will use FOTA to update the phone’s software from 1-3 times during the phone’s lifetime. This usually happens within the first year of launching the phone. After that, the OEM reassigns the engineering team to develop a new device.

Don’t get me wrong—I’m the first to tout the benefits of FOTA. Red Bend is the leader in FOTA with more than half a billion FOTA-enabled devices shipped. FOTA is extremely good at what it was designed to do, and that is to provide a more efficient and cost-effective way of performing software maintenance.

It’s not that FOTA has become less valuable to the mobile industry. It’s that software has become more valuable than it used to be. Therefore, the need to manage the software assets both discretely and dynamically throughout the phone’s lifetime has become critical to meeting consumer demand. The paradigm must change.

Mobile Software Management (MSM) changes the paradigm. With MSM, each player in the mobile industry—OEM, operator and ISV—can independently control its own software assets on the mobile device, and can break the bottleneck of the current model.

The way to achieve this is for the mobile phone to have multiple software owners, not one. The OEM can own the phone’s core functionality, the operator can own the key service enablers and the ISVs can own the applications. So, while the OEM serves as the systems integrator, it can then leverage the other players to be responsible for their software assets after the phone ships. This will result in a phone that is constantly evolving and whose software features, services and applications can be personalized to the consumer’s preferences.

The OEM can even delegate some or all of its responsibility for the phone’s core functionality to the individual software creators. For example, the OEM can enable the web browser provider to update and manage its browser without affecting the other software on the phone.

The technology to enable this level of software independence exists today with Red Bend’s vRapid Mobile solution for managing software components over the air (SCOTA). Several mobile industry leaders including DOCOMO are already moving to adopt the technology. With a SCOTA-enabled phone, consumers can subscribe to new data services or download the latest applications regardless of the phone’s pre-existing capabilities. The result is that more revenue is generated per subscriber throughout the phone’s lifetime. And at the end of the phone’s lifetime, the consumer has been delighted and grown loyal to the experience she received.

There is a legitimate question to be asked: why would the OEM share or delegate its responsibility for managing the phone? The answer: to stay competitive. OEMs can leverage their supply chain (ISVs) and retail channel (MNOs) to share in the responsibility to keep the consumer satisfied, and ultimately keep their phone actively used and generating new revenues. The current status quo is a losing proposition, where OEMs generate nearly all their revenue once every two years when a new phone is purchased. If the OEM wants to stay relevant as the systems integrator, it should take a dynamic approach to this role, where software creators can update their software during the phone’s lifecycle. If not, OEMs will struggle to keep up with consumer-demanded Internet services and new applications, and will face eroding brand loyalty when the consumer grows dissatisfied and buys a new phone from a competitor.

Let’s be truthful: the replacement cycle has not shortened, and in some markets it has even lengthened due to the economy or regulatory changes that have caused consumers to spread their investments over longer periods. Let’s be truthful on another point: phone hardware doesn’t last that long. And the OEMs will always encourage new purchases with their latest designs. Today it’s the touch screen. Next year it will be something else.

Independence Day is coming to the mobile industry. Consumers are driving this change with their increasing demand for software. The technologies are ready to enable a truly personalized mobile phone whose software is continuously enhanced and dynamically personalized. Those players in the mobile industry who embrace this new model will win with loyal consumers and new revenue streams.

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Agito for BlackBerry Introduces VoIP and Unified Communications to Users of RIM BlackBerry Smartphones

Agito Networks’ BlackBerry Support Mobilizes Enterprise Voice and UC Applications for North America’s Most Popular Smartphone; Extends its Lead of Broadest Range of Supported Handsets


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 22, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced Agito for BlackBerry, bringing VoIP over WiFi and Unified Communications to users of the Research In Motion (RIM®) BlackBerry® smartphone.


Agito’s award-winning RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the industry’s most powerful mobile Unified Communications product, purpose built for enterprises to help them mobilize enterprise voice and UC applications to increase mobile worker productivity while reducing costs. With today’s news, Agito extends its lead of the industry’s broadest range of supported handsets, to more than three times as many devices as competitors support.


According to Gartner, Inc., RIM’s OS had the second highest market share based on smartphone sales to end users worldwide in 1Q09, a position that was maintained from 1Q08. RIM’s worldwide OS market share increased to almost 20% from Q108 to Q109.1 Agito Networks, which has supported Symbian OS devices since the company launched and added Windows Mobile OS device support the following year, is distinguished as the only mobile UC vendor to extend VoIP, UC and PBX functionality to users of the popular BlackBerry smartphone over the WLAN, while also extending these capabilities across the cellular network.


Previously, BlackBerry users could access UC and PBX functionality – such as one enterprise number and voicemail, extension dialing, conferencing, directory query and more – only over the cellular network. Cellular-only UC and PBX integration is incomplete and proves problematic for BlackBerry users indoors, due to poor in-building cellular coverage and overuse of cellular minutes. Now, BlackBerry users can benefit from the coverage and cost-savings benefits delivered by Agito Networks’ enterprise mobility solution, which supports the broadest set of handsets, PBXs and WLANs, and delivers industry-leading WiFi/cellular network handover.


“Here at Orrick, our lawyers and staff utilize BlackBerry smartphones for communicating with each other and our clients, inside our practice offices and while on the go,” said Patrick Tisdale, CIO at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. “We have been interested in FMC, but needed a solution which would support our BlackBerry users. We’re excited that Agito has filled this mobile industry need. The Mobility Router can be readily integrated with our enterprise IT infrastructure, providing us automatic cell-WiFi network selection to deliver in-building coverage for our voice and data applications. This solution can address our current challenge of poor in-building cellular coverage that results in lawyers missing calls, and enables their BlackBerry smartphones to serve as untethered office phones without an investment in wireless VoIP handsets – all improving services for our clients.”


Now, Agito Networks delivers the benefits of a complete enterprise mobility solution with more capabilities for BlackBerry users than competing solutions, which require multiple servers and PBX upgrades. Agito’s RoamAnywhere Mobility Router is the only solution to combine mid-call features for BlackBerry smartphones – such as hold, conferencing, transfer; a single enterprise number and voicemail; directory query; and call retrieve – with automatic sub-100 millisecond handover over both WiFi and cellular networks. Agito Networks also uniquely delivers full-featured cost savings for BlackBerry users – such as international direct dialing and roaming, least-cost routing, reverse dialing, automatic SIM swap, and dynamic calling rules.


Prior to this announcement, Agito already supported more than 40 mobile handsets globally, approximately three times as many devices as the closest competitor. With this new support announced today, Agito Networks’ addressable market is widened among North American enterprises, and nearly all vertical markets worldwide, due to the growing popularity of the BlackBerry smartphones. According to Gartner, Inc., RIM held a 55.5% market share of smartphone sales in North America in Q109, up from 45.1% market share of smartphone sales in North America in Q108.2


“The industry has been asking mobile UC vendors to deliver support for BlackBerry smartphones for years, including vendors who have been in business and trying longer than Agito Networks,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks Chief Marketing Officer. “Clearly we are pleased to meet these requirements, after significant investment and effort over these past two years. Agito has continued to distance itself from the competition due to its innovation and differentiated functionality, which has been widely recognized. We look forward to further penetrating this untapped market of BlackBerry users, and expanding our ability to meet the mobility needs of organizations worldwide.”


Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses WiFi, cellular and IP telephony with location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products). RoamAnywhere mobilizes voice and Unified Communications for enterprises of all sizes, extending PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones. In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading handover between WiFi and cellular networks to reduce mobile costs and improve in-building coverage. Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support. It works with all cellular networks, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.


Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the RoamAnywhere solution remains unchanged – starting at approximately $9,995 for the 2000 Series and $27,495 for the 4000 Series. RIM BlackBerry support will be available early next month through leading channel partners worldwide. Contact Agito Networks at http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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 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. With Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European presence in Reading, England, the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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Note 1 – Gartner, Inc., “Dataquest Insight: Market Share for Mobile Devices, 1Q09,” Carolina Milanesi, et al, May 19, 2009.

Note 2 – Gartner, Inc., “Market Share: Mobile Devices and Smartphones by Region and Country, 1Q09 and 2008,” Carolina Milanesi, et al, June, 2009.


BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, SureType® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Used under license from Research In Motion Limited. Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.

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Agito Networks Receives “Positive” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s Enterprise Mobile Communications Gateway MarketScope Report

Agito Networks Rated as “Positive” Based on Key Evaluation Criteria


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 20, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that it has received a “Positive” rating in Gartner’s May 2009 report titled “MarketScope for Enterprise Mobile Communications Gateway.”


According to the Gartner, Inc., report, “As more and more organizations clamor for greater control over the myriad of telephony options, combined with the need to prepare for unified communications and collaboration (UCC), IT organizations will need to employ mechanisms that extend PBX functionality to users connected via cell phones. This is accomplished through a product segment called Enterprise Mobile Communications Gateways (EMCGs).” Additionally, “Companies interested in mobilizing their enterprise communications capabilities by integrating their mobile phones and communications applications would be interested in these products.” 1


Vendors in the EMCG space were rated based on a number of evaluation criteria. Evaluation criteria which was weighted as high in determining the ratings included Market Understanding, Marketing Strategy, Innovation, Overall Viability, and Product/Service. For more information on the “MarketScope for Enterprise Mobile Communications Gateway” report, see:

http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=166316.


The Gartner, Inc., report continued, “The concept of FMC/mobile UC is rapidly gaining interest, as companies strategically assess enterprise telephony as the upgrade cycle to IP telephony continues.” Moreover, “Instead of being chained to the desk, users will be free to conduct business in a mobile environment, yet maintain enterprise functionality in wireless devices.” 1


“Our growing global customer base is reaping the benefits of enterprise mobile communications, and it’s gratifying to see the ‘Positive’ rating of Agito by the evaluation team at Gartner,” said Pejman Roshan, Agito Networks Chief Marketing Officer. “We believe Gartner’s rating confirms our position in the market and our commitment to providing customers with enterprise mobility solutions that meet their unique challenges.”


Agito Networks’ RoamAnywhere Mobility Router uniquely fuses WiFi, cellular and Unified Communications with location information, improving the accessibility and responsiveness of mobile workers, while drastically reducing mobile costs (http://www.agitonetworks.com/products). RoamAnywhere mobilizes voice and Unified Communications for enterprises of all sizes, extending PBX and deskphone features to mobile phones. In addition, RoamAnywhere provides industry-leading handover between WiFi and cellular networks to reduce mobile costs and improve in-building coverage. Purpose-built for the enterprise, RoamAnywhere uniquely offers high availability, redundancy, security, enterprise scalability, and the industry’s broadest mobile handset and IP-PBX support. It works with all cellular networks, and natively integrates with enterprises’ existing equipment, including WLAN infrastructure and directory stores.


About Gartner’s MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2009, by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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 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. With Corporate Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., and European presence in Reading, England, the company is venture backed by Battery Ventures, Castile Ventures and ITX International. Go to http://www.agitonetworks.com for more information.


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Note 1 – Gartner, Inc., “MarketScope for Enterprise Mobile Communications Gateway,” Phillip Redman, May 4, 2009.

Agito Networks and RoamAnywhere are trademarks of Agito Networks, Inc.

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