SOURCE: Ulticom, Inc.

December 05, 2006 08:30 ET

Fixed & Mobile Deploys Ulticom nSignia Signaling Gateway to Expand Its Network Reach

Services Designed to Tap Emerging Markets Among Foreign Workers

HONG KONG -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- ITU TELECOM WORLD -- Ulticom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of network signaling solutions, today announced that Fixed & Mobile, a global provider of integrated voice and data services, has deployed the nSignia™ Signaling Gateway to facilitate the delivery of mobile roaming traffic and SMS messages worldwide over SS7 and IP infrastructures.

Fixed & Mobile provides a variety of telecommunications services to mobile operators, Internet service providers and international telecom carriers specifically designed to help them target foreign worker subscribers, a market segment often overlooked by traditional service providers. Fixed & Mobile's services provide secure payment for airtime, authentication, full audit trails, and remittance and clearing through international banks, thereby reducing the risk to carriers. By leveraging the Fixed & Mobile global network, service providers gain immediate access to new subscribers without the need to build out new network infrastructure.

Fixed & Mobile is deploying nSignia Signaling Gateway as an essential element within their signaling network to bridge their global numbering and mobile payment services with their clients' telecommunications networks. nSignia is an innovative, highly reliable, and cost-effective signaling solution for transporting SS7 traffic over more flexible IP networks. By working closely with Ulticom, Fixed & Mobile has deployed nSignia as a signal transfer point (STP) and signaling gateway to increase its network capabilities and expand its network presence to interconnect with mobile operators around the world over IP. This strategy, and the fact that nSignia scales to meet capacity requirements, saves deployment time and cost, while still offering carrier-grade performance and availability.

"nSignia has been instrumental to Fixed & Mobile for launching our Next Generation Mobile Signaling Hub, which enables mobile operators to establish global roaming and messaging interconnections with unique features," said Eric Barbier, managing director at Fixed & Mobile. "Around the world, 175 million people are working and living abroad. Remittance by these workers to their home country alone is approximately $125 billion annually, which makes this a primary income source for most developing countries, ahead of foreign direct investment."

"Fixed & Mobile is addressing a growing market need to extend communication services to an underserved segment, which poses a compelling opportunity for service providers," said Osman Duman, senior vice president and CMO at Ulticom. "nSignia Signaling Gateway enables carriers to address opportunities quickly and with minimum investment in new network infrastructure."

For over a decade, network equipment and service providers have relied on Ulticom to deliver comprehensive, carrier-grade signaling solutions for the most demanding communication services. nSignia Signaling Gateway is built on Ulticom Signalware®, the market leading SS7 signaling solution as measured by Venture Data Corporation (VDC), an independent technology market research and strategy firm.

About Ulticom, Inc.

Ulticom provides service essential signaling solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by leading telecommunication equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services. Traded on NASDAQ as ULCM, Ulticom is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

About Fixed & Mobile

Fixed & Mobile provides integrated voice and data services to mobile operators, internet service providers and telecoms carriers specially designed for migrant workers. With headquarters in Singapore, Fixed & Mobile is active in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, please visit

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These risks and uncertainties, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in the filings of Ulticom with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. All such documents are available through the SEC's website at or from Ulticom's web site at Ulticom makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made.

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