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- Off-the-shelf network infrastructure speeds network delivery

Reading, England – June 12th 2001 – OEMs implementing 3G and Voice over Packet (VoP) networks will be able to cut their time to market, following the launch of an integrated solution today by two of the leading players in the infrastructure market. Hughes Software Systems (HSS), specialists in convergent network software, and Adax Limited, designer of infrastructure hardware and software, have collaborated to develop a single product source for 3G and VoP infrastructure.

The companies are demonstrating pre-integrated IP and ATM solutions at VON Europe 2001, with HSS Signalling Stacks (M3UA and MTP3B) integrated with Adax protocol controller boards for Voice over Packet and UMTS networks.

This combination of higher layer protocol stacks and solutions from HSS, and signalling boards and software from Adax provides OEMs the first complete solution for rapid deployment of VoP and mobile data applications on traditional and new networks.

HSS’ M3UA stack has been integrated with the HDC board from Adax, to offer an important building block for VoP Signaling solutions. HSS’ MTP 3B stack is also now available for Adax’ ATM boards - a critical component of UMTS.

“This partnership provides a rounded Next Generation Network infrastructure solution for developers, which can crucially lower time to market for revenue-generating products,” explained Robin Kent, Director of European operations at Adax . “It has come about as a result of an established business and technology relationship which is already providing a solid foundation for VoP and GPRS applications around the world.”

“In partnership with Adax, our continuous emphasis has been to bring pre-integrated solutions to our joint customers and to reduce their time to development and ensure interoperability,” said Manoranjan Mohapatra, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hughes Software Systems.

Adax

For nearly 20 years Adax has been laying the foundations for wide area communications applications and services. The company provides signaling solutions for the world's leading companies, including Lucent, Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel, Hughes and Siemens.

Adax has built a product set based on open systems standards, modular design and a common API. This combination has made Adax the industry leader in high performance wide area communications and signaling infrastructure to premier datacom and telecom companies.

The Adax range of hardware and software tools for convergence in signaling networks enable OEMs and Integrators to quickly and efficiently build communications solutions for the Wide Area. Typical application areas for Adax products include Signaling, VoIP, WAP and Media Gateways; GGSN and SGSN nodes for GPRS and 3G; Intelligent Networks; Base Station Control; Billing Mediation. http://www.adax.com.

About Hughes Software Systems (HSS)

Hughes Software Systems (www.hssworld.com) is the leading supplier of Convergent Network technologies for Fixed, Mobile and Legacy networks. Its Products and Services are being used by leading Communication equipment manufacturers around the world.

The Convergent Network offerings are targeted towards Voice over Packet and GPRS/UMTS networks. It helps customers build solutions through its professional services business.

The Voice over Packet offerings include Frameworks, Toolkits and Protocol Stacks. The Frameworks are for Softswitch/Media gateway controller, SIP server, and gatekeeper frameworks targeted at Carrier and Enterprise markets. The Protocol stacks and toolkits include MEGACO/H.248, MGCP, NCS, SCTP, SIGTRAN User Adaptations, SIP and H.323.

The GPRS/UMTS offerings are focussed on providing solutions to build High Speed Mobile Data capability in traditional networks. It includes stacks and Frameworks for the GPRS Nodes, the 3G Radio Network Controllers and 3G Core Network. The products conform to ETSI and 3GPP specifications.

HSS also has protocol stacks such as V5, GR 303, SS7, ATM etc and Intelligent Network (IN) products that include Intelligent Peripheral and Service Nodes. Assessed at SEI﷓CMM Level 4 for all its development centres, HSS been an ISO 9001 company since 1996. http://www.hssworld.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Peter Linton
Media Link
T: +44 118 984 3386
E: peter@medialink.co.uk

Harriet Aiton
Adax Europe Ltd
T: +44 118 946 6203
E: harriet.aiton@adax.co.uk

Jay Vikram Bakshi
Hughes Software Systems
T: +91 124 634 6666 x2865
E: jbakshi@hss.hns.com

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