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Technology of Choice for World’s First, In-Flight Mobile Phone System


Altobridge Press Release
First in-flight mobile communications technology to be commercially available

Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, 15 November, 2006 – Leading Remote Communications company, Altobridge, (, today announced that its core AM Gateway™ platform has been selected as the technology of choice for the world’s first commercial deployment of In-Flight Mobile Communications by the ARINC / Telenor joint venture, AeroMobile. (See AeroMobile press release, 8 November 2006, at:

Altobridge CEO, Mike Fitzgerald, said, “On the back of our 2006 Frost & Sullivan Technology Award in the field of Homeland Security, the AM Gateway™ platform has proven that not only is it unique and multifunctional, but it is also now demonstrating a First Mover advantage in key markets. Our unique architecture is wireless and satellite-generation agnostic and provides a critical layer of communications efficiency. This will always remain an underlying requirement for maximising Return on Investment for service providers across all market segments. Today, our solution is providing economical, secure and personal communications for the aeronautical, maritime, remote, rural and Emergency First responder markets.”

David Coiley, Director of Marketing, Aeromobile, said, “AeroMobile is proud to be the first to market with in-flight cellular communications. This marks a new era for more than two billion users across the globe, enabling seamless communications while onboard aircraft. The Altobridge AM Gateway Platform™ is at the heart of our solution and provides us with unique, cost-saving capabilities for existing and new generations of satellite and wireless systems. Mobile communications form an inextricable part of everyday life and AeroMobile’s in-flight solution provides users with the freedom to remain in contact while on board.”


An online video demonstration of the Altobridge AM Gateway Platform being used for portable Emergency/First-Responder applications is available at:

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About Altobridge -

Altobridge, based in Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, is a leading provider of remote wireless telecommunications solutions. Its core patented AM Gateway Platform™ enables standard, cost-effective wireless service anywhere in the world. The innovative ‘Split Communications Architecture’ is based on standard wireless communications protocols and bridges the barriers of entry which have prohibited Return on Investment from these remote subscriber groups in the past. The groundbreaking Altobridge architecture enables low-cost wireless communications in the most remote and challenging environments. The solution has been successfully tested and deployed in the Aeronautical, Maritime, Remote Terrestrial/Community and Secure Military/First-Responder communications markets.

About AeroMobile -

AeroMobile Limited is a joint venture formed between ARINC Inc and Telenor ASA. Headquartered in the Crawley, West Sussex, UK, AeroMobile provides a complete solution to airlines and aircraft operators who wish to offer in-flight mobile (cellular) communications services to their passengers and staff. AeroMobile is the first in-flight mobile communications technology to be commercially available. The AeroMobile system interfaces to existing or future aircraft-to-ground communications systems and is designed to be fully compliant with required aircraft certification/airworthiness requirements and ground telecommunications regulatory requirements.

For further information, contact:

Altobridge Limited,
Kerry Technology Park,
County Kerry,

Tel: +353 66 7190210
Fax: +353 66 7190022



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