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Testing Marks Launch of Megisto’s Mobile Works Program for Mobile Internet Infrastructure Components




GERMANTOWN, Md., February 4, 2002-Marking a key milestone in its mission to offer service-aware Mobile Internet connectivity, Megisto Systems, a leading developer of carrier-class Mobile Internet infrastructure equipment, today announced that it has successfully completed interoperability trials between its Mobile Internet Service Gateway and the Ericsson SGSN AXB250 service node. Megisto’s interoperability with Ericsson’s core infrastructure will facilitate mobile operators’ access to new, profitable data services. The trial was conducted at Syntrack B.V., a joint venture company of Vodafone in the Netherlands, Ericsson, and Dutch development agency LIOF, and successfully showed that Megisto’s platform can establish and manage mobile subscriber connections when used with the Ericsson Serving GPRS Service Node (SGSN).




This first test also marks the beginning of Megisto’s Mobile Works™ program, a comprehensive integration and test program that will ensure smooth interoperability with all major vendors’ Mobile Internet infrastructure products. Through applications and business system integration, Mobile Works will also help operators accelerate deployment of innovative mobile data services.




Syntrack has established a state-of-the-art GSM/GPRS environment. “The mobile industry must minimize time to market for advanced mobile services by deploying innovative infrastructure based on open standards,” said Frank Kaptein, managing director of Syntrack. "To further this goal, we have set up a comprehensive test bed. We are pleased to confirm that Megisto Systems has successfully demonstrated interoperability with Ericsson mobile core infrastructure. Systems like Megisto’s will help accelerate uptake of the Mobile Internet and increase the number of profitable services available to mobile operators.”




Vodafone in the Netherlands has already deployed innovative mobile data services with great success and is looking toward further expansion. "We have the best mobile network in the Netherlands and were the first operator in the Netherlands to introduce innovative GPRS services such as Wireless WebÔ," said Kees Pannekoek, managing director Network and IT at Vodafone. "The test bed at Syntrack is designed to enable us to test products that will ensure we continue to provide such leading-edge, high-quality data services for our subscribers."




The Megisto Mobile Works program is designed to help operators accelerate deployment of new data services by establishing the required interfaces between Megisto’s subscriber- and service-aware core and mobile operator application and business systems. Mobile Works will also eliminate any doubt about interoperability between Megisto’s products and other major components of Mobile Internet infrastructure.




“Interoperability is the key to reducing the mobile operator’s risk, and our program helps ensure it,” said Carol Politi, Megisto’s co-founder and vice president of marketing. “We have successfully executed the first step by demonstrating interoperability with Ericsson equipment. With proven interfaces to mobile operator network, service, and applications infrastructure, operators can take immediate advantage of the new services made available by our Mobile Internet Service Gateway.”




About Megisto Systems




Megisto Systems is developing a Mobile Internet Service Gateway that will enable mobile operators to fully realize the benefits of the Mobile Internet by delivering new and profitable data services. Megisto’s subscriber- and service-aware core infrastructure provides the network intelligence required to deliver profitable and secure personalized services to subscribers roaming between 2.5G, 3G, and WLAN networks. Founded in May 2000, Megisto Systems has a unique blend of expertise in both wireless mobile and data communications. The company’s executive team consists of veteran managers with extensive experience in both entrepreneurial and established networking companies such as Ericsson, Alcatel, Motorola, Lucent, Torrent Networking, 3Com, Sprint, BBN, Level 3, Hughes Network Systems, and AT&T/Bell Labs. Megisto is headquartered in Germantown, Md., in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s high-tech corridor.




For more information about Megisto, please visit the corporate Web site at http://www.megisto.com




For more information about Syntrack B.V, please visit http://www.syntrack.nl



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