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Aepona and airG Form Partnership

Expansion of Aepona’s App Ecosystem Program enables a new generation of mobile social media applications

CTIA WIRELESS, ORLANDO FLA. – 23rd March 2011 – Aepona, the market leader in Network as a Service (NaaS) solutions, and airG, the world’s leading mobile social entertainment provider, today announced a partnership that will help Mobile Operators generate new revenues by combining airG’s suite of mobile social entertainment applications with the mobile network and billing features made available by Aepona’s platform.

The partnership marks the continued development of Aepona’s Application Ecosystem Partner program, which is designed to connect in-market applications and developer communities to Aepona’s Mobile Operator customers, creating immediate new revenue sources for operators and new routes to market for Aepona’s partners.

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Dial2Do Powering SuperTooth HandsFree Assistant – New Voice-Activated Email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter Service from SuperTooth

Dublin, Ireland and CTIA Wireless 2011, Orlando, FL – March 22nd, 2011 – Dial2Do, a technology platform provider enabling voice-activated hands-free communications including email and text messaging, has been chosen by Bluetooth speakerphone manufacturer SuperTooth to power a new service called SuperTooth HandsFree Assistant that will enable users of the new SuperTooth HD speakerphone to have two-way, voice-activated, handsfree messaging.

As a world leading manufacturer of Bluetooth speakerphones and accessories, SuperTooth pioneers the use of new technologies to enhance the capabilities of their products. As part of the white label arrangement, SuperTooth HandsFree Assistant users can use their voice to create and send SMS, emails as well as Twitter and Facebook posts and also have incoming SMS and emails read aloud on Android and Blackberry phones via the specific free application.

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MAXROAM enables U.S. Visitors to Europe to Talk for Free,

also Enables U.S. Roamers in Europe to Call the U.S. for a Single Rate of 68c per min and Access the Internet for a Single Rate of $1.10 per MB.

CTIA – Orlando, Florida and Dublin, Ireland; 22nd March 2011: Cubic Telecom (www.cubictelecom.com) today, launched a unique service as part of its MAXROAM solution, which enables U.S. cell phone users to receive calls and SMS messages originating in the U.S. at no cost when they travel to Europe. U.S. roamers in Europe can continue to save when making calls and sending SMS messages with a MAXROAM SIM card. All calls back home to the U.S. are at a single fixed rate of just 68c per minute, calls to 41 European destinations are 55c a minute and SMS text messages cost 21c. Read Full Release.

Accuris Networks’ AccuROAM Relieves Congested 3G Networks with Seamless Wi-Fi Offload on Legacy Networks

CTIA, Orlando, Florida – Thursday 17 March, 2011 – Accuris Networks (www.accuris-networks.com), an innovator in roaming interworking and device management technology, today announced that its Wi-Fi offload and roaming platform AccuROAM is being used by three top-tier North American mobile operator networks. Accuris Networks will demonstrate its Wi-Fi offload solution at CTIA Booth #3010.
The AccuROAM platform enables subscribers to seamlessly and securely connect to an operators’ Wi-Fi hotspot using SIM-based authentication without users having to log in every time a new Wi-Fi hotspot becomes available. AccuROAM uniquely works with legacy Wi-Fi networks solving the problem for the majority of networks that don’t support easy authentication. It mitigates the need for operators to build out new infrastructure. AccuROAM provides a secure authentication and registration and an improved user experience compared to traditional username/password methods. It enables both GSM and CDMA operators to control and manage service access when using Wi-Fi by registering data connections back to the mobile network. Read Full Release

Taoglas Opens OTA Test Chambers for M2M Antenna Services
in San Diego and Ireland

CTIA-Approved Test Chambers Help Taoglas Customers Bring Products to Market Quicker, Cheaper with Less Risk

CTIA – Florida – March 17, 2011 – Taoglas Limited (www.taoglas.com), the leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today officially opened two purpose-built, advanced antenna and device RF optimization test labs in the USA and Ireland. In Miramar, San Diego, Taoglas opened a CTIA-approved Howland OTA (over the air) 700Mhz to 10GHz test chamber, and in Ireland a 12 metre 450MHz to 10 GHz ETS Lindgren tapered anechoic chamber. Both facilities provide valuable services enabling M2M manufacturers, not only to design and test antenna solutions for M2M devices all with one company, but to avail of pre-certification OTA (efficiency/radiation patterns/TRP/TIS) testing for PTCRB and USA network requirements.

The new M2M RF lab facility in Ireland is the only one of it’s kind in Europe and will provide the same service to M2M customers worldwide. The Irish lab also co-ordinates with European Union-funded R&D projects for LTE. M2M manufacturers now benefit from a designated location, for antenna design and RF debug testing that cuts down on design time, increases performance of products, makes sure devices are ready for certification and maximizes chances of first-time approval with quicker time to market. Read Full Release

Taoglas Launches the FXP830 a Dual-band (2.4/5.8GHz), Flexible Polymer 3dBi Antenna for M2M Applications

Quatech Selects the FXP.830 for its 80% Efficiency and Small Form Factor

Orlando, Florida – CTIA – March 17, 2011 – Taoglas, Limited (www.taoglas.com), the leading provider of antenna solutions to the M2M market, today launched the FXP.830 a powerful, flexible antenna with 80% efficiency for the M2M wireless device and module market. This Taoglas patented antenna is unique in the market because it is made from Taoglas’ flexible polymer material, has a tiny form factor (42*7*.01 mm), an efficiency of 80% and a 3dBi peak gain. It maintains excellent performance even in tight and awkward spaces.

The FXP830 is a small, dual-band, dipole antenna for 2.4/5.8 GHz band including WiFi, Zigbee and WLAN. Its efficiency of 80% compares to 10-15% efficiency of competing chip antennas and 20-30% efficiency of pifa and loop antennas. It has a tiny form factor and has double-sided 3M tape on one side for easy “peel and stick” mounting. This makes the FXP830 ideal for fast and easy implementation particularly in devices where space is at a premium, e.g. sensors, nodes, cameras etc. It is perfect for:

  • Telemedical and telehealth – including body worn devices
  • Mesh networking and remote monitoring
  • M2M (Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi) module providers for high reference performance.
  • Security
  • Smart Metering.
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Openmind and Play Launch Webphone Service

Allows Subscribers to use Mobile Number and Prepaid Credit for Internet Voice and Messaging

CTIA – Florida, Orlando – March 16th 2011 – PLAY, the innovative challenger brand that is Poland’s fastest growing Mobile Network provider, has today announced that it has successfully completed an initial deployment of the Portico Webphone service provided by Openmind Networks. The service, which was launched under the brandname “Teleplay”, allows Play subscribers to make and receive voice calls, and send and receive text messages, from any internet-connected PC using a browser-based Webphone. Portico provides mobile operators with a compelling application that competes with Skype and other alternative service providers. Unlike Skype, Portico users retain their own mobile number for incoming and outgoing voice calls and messages. Internet-usage is also charged to their normal bill, and subscribers can utilize mobile prepaid credit for internet voice calls. Read Full Release

Enterprise Ireland to Showcase Irish Technology at CTIA Wireless 2011

Enterprise Ireland Sees Strongest Irish Participation Ever at CTIA.

Mountain View, Calif., – March 15, 2011 – Enterprise Ireland, the trade and technology agency of the Irish Government, announced today that over 30 Irish telecoms and wireless companies will participate in CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando, Florida on March 22-24th, making it the strongest showing yet for Irish companies at the conference. Visitors to Enterprise Ireland’s Pavilion (booth #3010) will get to meet representatives from Accuris Networks, Aepona, Altobridge, Advanced Innovations, Arantech, Cubic Telecom, Dial2Do, Digital Reach Group, Drive Safe Europe, FeedHenry, GoS Networks, Openmind Networks and The Now Factory. Read Full Release

Altobridge Drives Growth with US$12 million Funding from Intel Capital and IFC

Altobridge to:

  • Increase pace of roll-out of low-operating-cost remote communications solution
  • Commercialise low-cost mobile broadband solution based on unique data optimisation techniques

Kerry Technology Park, Ireland, March 14th 2011: Altobridge Limited – leaders in technology that cuts the cost of delivering voice and broadband data services across wireless networks – has, today, announced that Intel Capital and IFC will together invest US$12 million in the company. Read Full Release

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