INTERWAVE TO PROVIDE VEHICLE-BASED WIRELESS GSM NETWORK FOR GLOBE TELECOM IN MANILA
Added: (Wed Feb 21 2001)
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Company continues to build presence as specialized GSM network provider
20 February, 2001
MENLO PARK, Calif., United States- interWAVE® Communications International, Ltd. (Nasdaq: IWAV), a pioneer in the wireless network industry, today announced its innovative wireless GSM network solutions will be deployed in three vehicle-based solutions to provide emergency and temporary cellular coverage for the Philippines’ largest mobile operator, Globe Telecom.
In a strategic partnership, Globe Telecom will use interWAVE’s products to alleviate network congestion in Manila and provide emergency and temporary wireless network solutions. With the current demand for mobile phones in the Philippines right now, interWAVE’s vehicle-based network solutions will be deployed quickly to provide extra coverage and network capacity anywhere in the network and provide coverage for network congestion areas. The three vehicle-based network solutions will be deployed this year.
“Globe Telecom selected interWAVE because of its expertise in this specialized area,” said Emmanuel Estrada, vice president of mobile engineering and planning at Globe Telecom. “interWAVE’s wireless network products will help Globe Telecom improve its customer service by providing end users with much-needed extra coverage and capacity.”
“Globe Telecom’s selection of interWAVE to provide a vehicle-based wireless GSM network solution for rapid coverage and capacity deployments is further proof of interWAVE’s flexibility,” said Priscilla Lu, Ph.D., interWAVE’s chairman and chief executive officer. “interWAVE’s network solutions can provide complete GSM network capabilities in a multitude of environments - from remote communities to emergency vehicles to corporate offices.”
interWAVE has been selected by numerous operators across the world as a wireless GSM network provider for standard GSM networks, specialized applications and wireless office applications.
About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom, a joint undertaking between Ayala Corporation and Singapore Telecom International, is a full-service telecommunications company offering cellular mobile telephone system (CMTS), fixed telephone and international communications services, International Private Leased (IPL) lines, Internet access, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service, Inter-Exchange Carrierservice (IXC), frame relay, Value-added Network Services (VANS) and other domestic data communications services. It is currently the digital cellular leader in the Philippines providing nationwide digital cellular coverage and a wide range of wireless value added services.
About interWAVE Communications
interWAVE Communications International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: IWAV) has pioneered a product suite that provides all of the infrastructure equipment and software necessary to support an entire wireless network within a single compact system. interWAVE’s networks support the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) standard. interWAVE’s Modular GSM Networks, Business Mobility™ and Specialized solutions are currently deployed in more than 30 countries. GSM accounts for 68 percent of the world's digital market and 59.9 percent of the world's wireless market with subscriber numbers approaching 500 million. interWAVE markets and sells its products directly to GSM licensed operators, mobile virtual network operators and indirectly through strategic relationships with communications equipment providers and systems integrators.
More information about interWAVE Communications is available on the company’s web site at http://www.iwv.com.
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Linhart McClain Finlon
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