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Wavecom taps Wireless Executive from Gemalto to head-up Remote Device Management Services


ssy-les-Moulineaux (France), March 26 2007
Wavecom announced today the arrival of Emmanuel Walckenaer, a seasoned expert in the field of wireless service delivery and support to head-up its newest activity - RDMS, Remote Device Management Services.

Ron Black, Wavecom CEO declared, “We are extremely pleased to have Emmanuel join Wavecom to drive the new RDMS business. His extensive experience in creating and running a service operation will help us quickly position this new business activity for success.”

Introduced in February, 2007, Wavecom’s RDM Services make it possible to easily and cost-effectively monitor and update products in the field remotely, via a complete, secure, turn-key, end-to-end operated service. Equipment manufacturers and service providers can save significant time and expense by running remote diagnostics, upgrading their own applications and core wireless firmware, adding new features or following evolving standards.

“I am enthusiastic to join Wavecom at a time when opportunities for growth abound. Furthermore, I am convinced that this new service offer fills an important customer need -- one that will boost the wireless machine-to-machine market,” stated Emmanuel Walckenaer.

As the senior executive in charge of the Remote Device Management Service business, Mr. Walckenaer brings nearly 20 years of experience in service-business management to Wavecom. During his ten-year career at Gemplus - now Gemalto, he created the Over-the-Air software offer -- complete with a support hotline and training unit. He also headed-up the EMEA wireless branch and set-up the North and South American Gemplus service organization to support both telecom and ID Security. At Gemplus he also served as Senior VP for the Wireless Product-Telecom Business Unit

Mr. Walckenaer is a French national and holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale, Paris.


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