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Emerging Market Enterprise Communications and Emergency / First Responder Solutions on Show in Dubai


Dubai, UAE/Kerry, Ireland, 2 September 2007 – Irish mobile communication software company, Altobridge, (GSM 3G MEG, Enterprise Ireland Pavilion, Stand 138), will be showcasing its Remote Contiguous Communications Unit™ (RCC), a portable communications solution aimed at Government and Corporate clients for use in Emergency/First Responder situations, and its Local Community Communications (LCC)™ Remote Enterprise Solution (RES)™, aimed at meeting the essential communications needs of isolated communities. The company has already established itself as a world leader in the development of personal mobile communications over satellite for the aeronautical and maritime industries.

The Remote Enterprise Solution is aimed particularly at those businesses, which operate in isolated regions where the deployment of traditional macro-GSM networks is impractical and cost prohibitive. The RES delivers the needs of the tens of thousands of remote enterprises across the emerging world, including oil & gas exploration sites, mines, logging camps, plantations, government research centres and general enterprise communities, providing remote workers with the ability to use their mobile phones to stay in touch with family and friends. In turn, this delivers increased productivity, better workforce morale and, thus, a reduction in staff attrition.

The patent pending Altobridge RES, incorporating Abis compression and satellite link optimisation, removes the high barriers of entry into mobile communications, which have been the obstacle for the remote enterprise market. The RES is a unique, semi-permanent connectivity solution suitable both for long-term deployment and more temporary installations.

The RES is transparent to the installed infrastructure and is fully compatible with any current supplier’s equipment – a wholly technology-agnostic solution, thereby effectively extending the feature-rich services of the core network to remote enterprises, and presenting network operators with no integration or feature transparency issues.

The other solution on show in Dubai is the RCC, which enables standard cellular communications anywhere, under any circumstances, including extreme natural disaster scenarios such as hurricane or flood. Whether for use by Government First Responder/Emergency personnel or the business community for communications continuity (Communications Insurance™), the Altobridge RCC can provide a guaranteed cellular service in the most challenging environments.

The system operates without the cost/technology barriers that exist with traditional solutions, such as vehicle-based Cell On Wheels (COW) and combines the patented Altobridge AM Gateway Platform™, a standard pico-cellular base station and a satellite transmission unit (e.g. Inmarsat GAN/BGAN), all in a single carry case. The RCC business model can include a 24/7, fully-managed service, including support, training and rehearsals.

In June, Altobridge announced that it was working with Malaysia’s largest mobile operator, Maxis Communications Berhad (Maxis), to deploy remote GSM wireless communication systems to communities and enterprises cut off from standard telecommunications. As part of the Malaysian Government’s Time 2 expansion plan, Maxis had, at that time, deployed and built a total of 1,048 sites, with more to follow, and said that the remote GSM project with Altobridge will significantly further expand its coverage to these rural communities.

Mike Fitzgerald, CEO of Altobridge said, “The RCC is an exciting proposition for all first responder teams and offers a robust way of establishing cellular communications in the most demanding situations. For typical crisis situations, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Gonu in Oman , the RCC delivers a way of establishing immediate communications using any standard mobile devices used by members of a first responder team, or specific, corporate closed-user groups.”

Both solutions are available now to all GSM network operators and global customers.

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Visit Altobridge at GSM 3G MEG 2007, 2-3 September 2007,
at the Enterprise Ireland Pavilion, Stand 138

Notes for editors

About Altobridge –

With offices in Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Altobridge is a leading provider of remote wireless telecommunications solutions to the variety of market sectors. Its core patented AM Gateway Platform™ enables standard, cost-effective wireless service anywhere in the world. The groundbreaking Altobridge architecture enables low-cost wireless communications in the most remote and challenging environments. The system has been successfully tested and deployed in the Aeronautical, Maritime, Remote Terrestrial/Community and First Responder / Military communications markets.

The Altobridge solution is based on standard wireless communications protocols and, in the civil sector, bridges the barriers of entry which prohibited Return on Investment for cellular operators from these remote subscriber groups in the past.

For further information contact:
AltoBridge Ltd
Kerry Technology Park
Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 66 719 0210
Fax: +353 66 719 0022

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