Altobridge selected as finalist for ‘Most Innovative New Design Concept’ in Andrew Seybold Choice Awards 2008
Altobridge local connectivity architecture recognised for its abilities in dramatically cutting the cost of delivering mobile services to any location
CTIA Las Vegas, 31 March 2008 – Leading GSM application solution provider, Altobridge, has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Andrew Seybold Choice Awards, taking place during CTIA 2008.
Altobridge is one of four finalists in its award category: “Most Innovative New Design Concept” for its local connectivity solution, which enables switching of communications traffic to take place locally at the base station in any network scenario, rather than being routed back to the MSC, enabling mobile carriers to save considerably on transmission costs.
“Each year, the Andrew Seybold Choice Awards seeks to recognise companies for their ongoing efforts to use wireless technology to positively impact the industry and society,” said Andrew Seybold, President and CEO of Andrew Seybold, Inc. “We are proud to publicly acknowledge these exemplary companies.”
Mike Fitzgerald, Altobridge CEO, said, “Using our technology wireless carriers are now able to provide viable local switching at the base station site. Our wholly technology-agnostic solution is transparent to the installed infrastructure. By enabling local mobile-to-mobile calls to be switched at the base station rather than backhauling them to the MSC and back, our solution effectively extends the feature-rich services of the core network to any remote location.”
Fitzgerald added, “Carriers have no integration and no feature transparency issues with our solution, and the whole system has a very positive impact on OPEX, local service quality and presents a significant ROI.”
The Altobridge technology also incorporates its patent-pending, low-cost ‘Split BSS Over Satellite’ architecture, incorporating Abis compression and satellite link optimisation, which remove further high barriers of entry into mobile communications, which have been additional obstacles for the remote communications market.
Altobridge is one of 24 Choice Award finalists, vying for success in six categories overall. The winners will be named at the Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner taking place on 1 April, 2008 at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas.
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About Altobridge - www.altobridge.com
Headquartered at Kerry Technology Park, Ireland and with regional offices in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Altobridge is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions that cut the cost of communications to/from and between wireless devices. The company’s core, patented AM Gateway Platform™ and Local Connectivity Platform™ cut backhaul costs to/from base station sites as well as providing local call switching at the base station site. These solutions have been successfully tested and deployed in wireless telecommunications networks as well as the following vertical markets: Remote Community/Enterprise, Aeronautical, Maritime, Secure and Emergency/First Responder wireless communication markets.
Altobridge licenses its software to leading vendors and operators and can also provide a fully managed wireless service to mobile operators. Wireless operator clients include: Maxis (Remote Community), AeroMobile (Aeronautical GSM), Blue Ocean Wireless (Maritime GSM).
Vendor clients include: Ericsson (Local Connectivity).
About Andrew Seybold Inc. - www.andrewseybold.com
Andrew Seybold Inc. is dedicated to solving client challenges through strategic consulting,
client-specific research and analysis, publications, speaking engagements and educational programs. Company founder Andrew M. Seybold and his partners provide deep technology and business expertise, proven best practices and long-established relationships with industry leaders. Mr. Seybold is highly regarded for his COMMENTARY enewsletter and the Andrew Seybold Wireless University.
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department of Altobridge Ltd.
At Altobridge, for further information, contact:
Marketing & Communications Director
Kerry Technology Park
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 66 719 0210
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