SOURCE: ip.access Ltd

June 13, 2006 05:22 ET

TeleWare Plc Selects ip.access as Picocell Supplier for Private Mobile Networks

Worldwide and Utilising New Low Power Spectrum in the UK

CAMBRIDGE, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 --

--  UK low power GSM spectrum winner to use ip.access' nanoGSM®
--  Private Mobile eXchange (PMX) solution enables mobile phones to become
    part of a corporate voice network
--  Demonstrating strong market momentum towards fixed-mobile convergence
    solutions enabled by ip.access' picocell basestation systems
ip.access ltd, a leading developer of in-building wireless picocell solutions today announces that they have signed a supply agreement with Teleware plc. Teleware subsidiary Private Mobile Networks will use ip.access nanoGSM picocells with the low power GSM 1800 spectrum recently allocated by Ofcom, to deliver fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) solutions with reduced mobile call charges for intra-building, campus and rapid deployment of private GSM networks.

"ip.access' nanoBTS picocell basestation system has been widely proven and deployed extensively for in-building networks," said Geoff Haworth Chairman and Founder of Teleware Group plc. "The nanoBTS is a very cost-effective way to provide GSM coverage to our enterprise customers. Both of these were critical factors in selecting nanoGSM products for our PMX solutions."

Private Mobile Network's PMX product allows companies to build a private GSM campus network to carry GSM traffic between mobile phones used within the campus and from mobile phones across intra-site IP networks, without incurring mobile operator call charges. PMX provides both Voice and SMS coverage with full support for additional high value PBX and least cost routing functions supplied by third party vendors.

"It is very rewarding to see our partners delivering whole product solutions for high-value FMC business applications," commented Stephen Mallinson CEO, ip.access. "Private Mobile Networks has launched a compelling and highly integrated solution that offers significant benefits for enterprise and public-sector clients worldwide. They should be applauded for their swift response to the new UK market opportunity that has arisen following the release of the low power GSM spectrum."

About IP.Access

Based in Cambridge, UK, ip.access ltd ( is a leading manufacturer of cost-effective picocellular GSM, GPRS and EDGE infrastructure solutions, which integrate with standard broadband IP networks for backhaul. The nanoGSM® product range allows mobile network operators to provide low-cost coverage and capacity for offices, shops and residential buildings; giving users improved service quality and enabling pure cellular fixed-mobile convergence. ip.access picocells can also provide coverage on passenger aircraft, ships and in remote rural areas using satellite backhaul.

ip.access counts Scottish Equity Partners, Intel Capital, Rothschild Gestion, and TTP Communications (LSE: TTC) among its shareholders.

About TeleWare

The TeleWare Group of companies provides products and services based on the TeleWare applications developed by TeleWare Plc. The TeleWare Group consists of TeleWare Plc, TeleWare Hosted Services, TeleWare Application Services, and Private Mobile Networks Ltd. The company's suite of applications is delivered as On-Premise solutions, Managed, or Hosted Services to small, medium, and large Enterprises and Service Providers.

TeleWare's customer base covers blue chip national and multinational organisations in a variety of sectors, including over 23% of the FTSE 100 and approaching 21% of the top 1000. The company has over 250 customers, which include Advantica, British Airways, BT, Computacenter, East Sussex County Council, Nationwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and United Utilities.

About Private Mobile Networks Ltd

Private Mobile Networks Ltd provides private cellular network solutions for enterprise and service provider customers.

Private Mobile Networks Ltd provides business users with the ability to add existing mobile telephones to a corporate voice network irrespective of PBX type. The mobile phone becomes an extension to the company PBX.

Private Mobile Networks enable private, wide area GSM networks that function within a fixed/mobile convergence environment and use the net for toll bypass. This is achieved by replicating a cellular network in software and interoperating with IP/SIP devices and applications. IP PBXs are the software equivalent to a digital PBX. PMX is the cellular equivalent.

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