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June 7, 2007 – AIRCOM International has signed a consultancy contract with Vodafone Italy to cover its entire network data collection services. This contract will provide Vodafone with network consultancy services across the whole of Italy for the next two years.

AIRCOM’s consultancy services will allow Vodafone Italy to assess the performance of its GSM and UMTS networks throughout the region, whilst delivering accurate network data for bench marking purposes in less time. Sixteen AIRCOM teams will provide Vodafone with continuous availability of drive test results while ensuring a single point of contact on the ground.

“AIRCOM has been working with Vodafone Italy since it began using our OPTIMA network monitoring tool in 2004,” said Marc Penesso, Managing Director AIRCOM Italy.

“Winning this contract demonstrates the reliability of AIRCOM’s service and the amount of trust we’ve built up with Vodafone over the years. Our network performance measurement activities are designed to allow Vodafone’s management teams to make better informed decisions in much less time.”

Prior to committing these tasks to AIRCOM, Vodafone’s E2E Quality of Service assessment was internally managed using temporary contractors to provide network performance measurement results.

Vodafone Italy has 27.366 million subscribers in Italy, with GSM network coverage of 97 percent by territory, covering 99.4 percent of Italy’s population. Its developing UMTS network provides coverage to 75 percent of the population, making it the market leader in the Italian telecommunications industry.

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About AIRCOM International

AIRCOM International is a leading independent provider of end-to-end network optimisation solutions for IP and cellular networks, specialising in network planning, optimisation and OSS solutions.

The company’s new “i2i” strategic positioning – focusing on “individual to individual” or “individual to information”, rather than “end to end” – recognises the vital importance of the subscriber over technology when expanding network capability and capacity.

Working in collaboration with the world’s largest operators, AIRCOM leverages its objectivity to view network quality and efficiency from the consumers’ perspective. This enables its consultants and engineers to track market behaviours and trends, and stay one step ahead of consumer expectations to ensure each network reaches its true potential for optimum performance in the eyes of the subscriber. Most recently, AIRCOM has launched new product suites designed to facilitate greater network sharing and outsourcing, anticipating increased market demand.

Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 years’ experience across 115 countries for half of the world’s mobile operators, including more than three million hours working on 3G networks alone. It continues to grow its customer base each year, offering objective yet pragmatic advice, training and support services, backed by high-performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators. Close collaboration between R&D, engineers and operators enables AIRCOM to feed intelligence relating to consumer behaviours and trends to the sharp end of network development, to enhance further the longevity of each solution implemented.

www.aircominternational.com

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