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Cedarcom and Members of iBurst Worldwide Operators signed MoU for the launch of International Subscriber Roaming Access.


Cedarcom and Members of iBurst Worldwide Operators signed MoU for the launch of International Subscriber Roaming Access.

Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia – Beirut / Lebanon 26th April 2007: After the successful launch of Mobi Cedarcom’s wireless broadband service in Lebanon December 2006; Cedarcom’s Chairman and CEO Imad Tarabay and members of iBurst worldwide have signed MoU to cooperate in providing in providing international subscriber roaming access between operating countries at the 5th iBurst International Forum on 12 April 2007, Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mr. Kevin Leong, Group CEO of MoBif Berhad said “the purpose of this MoU is to establish an International Subscriber Roaming Access service between member iBurst Operators in countries worldwide to create excellent subscriber experience that encompasses convenience, offers unlimited easy access to broadband services from anywhere and anytime worldwide, and at inexpensive rates”.

With the signing of this Roaming Access MoU, an existing iBurst user shall be able to enjoy the same iBurst broadband access in Lebanon, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, Azerbaijan, Kenya, Tanzania, Norway, and Canada. Nonetheless, with every month new iBurst operations are lightning up and vaster regional roaming will be possible.

“This MoU represents a focal point in the iBurst international expansion. iBurst delivers today and users experience today a true Mobile Broadband Wireless Access experience that other systems theoretically deliver, and this will fortify the value proposition of joining the iBurst Association and family of operators“, said Imad Tarabay, Cedarcom Chairman and CEO.


About Cedarcom:
Cedarcom was established in 1997 with the objective of providing state-of-the-art interconnectivity solutions to the corporate industry in Lebanon. Even though Cedarcom SAL obtained its license in 1997, it was not until September 2004 that it started its commercial services. Since then, Cedarcom has reached an estimated market share in the Fixed BWA sector of 30%. Lebanon currently has four licensed operational Wireless Data Operators. In November 2006 Cedarcom was the first Wireless Data Operator to introduce Mobile Broadband Wireless Access services in Lebanon and the region via its Mobi™ service offering. More information about Cedarcom is available at and Mobi™ at

About MoBif Berhad (MB):
Since its inception on 3 Dec 1999, wholly Malaysian owned MoBif’s success story has been remarkable. Starting from scratch and virtually unknown then, MoBif has progressed into an internationally acclaimed telecommunications company in the Asia Pacific region. MoBif accorded MSC status in 2001 and our strong business performance has enabled us to be listed on Malaysian Mesdaq in May 2004.
Initially specializing in Vision Automation System and Internet-based Video Surveillance Systems, MoBif moved into the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) market in 2004 to capitalize on customer demand. MoBif’s VOIP, which runs on SIP (Sessions Initiations Protocol), provides true convergence as its products and solutions covers both the traditional and PC telephony space.

MoBif is committed to play a pivotal role to offer a truly mobile hi-speed broadband service to Malaysia. The new service of offering iBurst wireless broadband solution in Malaysia is timely and in line with the national broadband plan and the visionary MyICMS 886 project, as initiated by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications. In order to march toward this vision, MoBif had work closely with telecommunication regulators, government agencies, vendors and business partners at large.

MoBif Berhad received recognition from Deloitte International in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for being amongst the best, most innovative and fastest growing top 500 technology companies in Asia Pacific. MoBif has offices in Malaysia and marketing agents in Australia, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, Italy, El-Salvador, Thailand’s Bangkok, China’s Beijing, Taiwan, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. More information about MoBif is available at

About iBurst Association (iBA):
The iBA was formed as a consortium of iBurst Operators worldwide. Our members represent the operators from USA, Canada, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Australia, Lebanon, Republic of Azerbaijan, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Denmark, Malaysia, and more. It is a not-for-profit association established in 2007.

As of today, the iBurst technology has been commercialized in 14 countries, with some countries having rolled-out for more than 24 months. This technology is the only proven non-line-of-sight (NLO) communications for wireless broadband in cities worldwide. iBurst technology is also the only technology proven to have highly secured network capacity and strong handover signals inside vehicles moving at speeds of up to 100km per hour.

Today, the total iBurst community has surpassed 60,000 users worldwide. iBurst Association membership is open to all. We welcome membership applications inception from potential iBurst operators in new regions, vendors, equipment suppliers related to iBurst technology, distributors, etc with an interest to explore further to this advanced technology and also able to enjoy the business networking opportunities with iBA members worldwide. More information about iBurst Association (iBA) is available at

For more information about Cedarcom, contact:
Vivian Agopian
Communications Manager
Mobi - Cedarcom
Tel: +961-1-313999
Fax: +961-1-314999

For more information about MoBif Berhad, contact:
Shireen Teh,
MoBif’s Corporate Strategy Director


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