3GSM World Congress, Cannes, February 18, 2003, - IPWireless, industry leading Mobile Broadband solutions provider, today announced it is working together with Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd, leading software provider to the wireless industry, to further develop IPWirelesss current network solution offering. Under the agreement, IPWireless and Sasken will jointly develop wireless software stacks, to enhance the functionality and capability of the IPWireless TDD solution.
IPWireless co-founder and Executive Vice-President Dr William Jones said, by means of collaboration with global partners such as Sasken, we will strengthen our development capability and breadth of experience, which will lead to further accelerated enhancements to our market leading TDD solutions.
Commenting on the relationship, Mr Prabhas Kumar, Vice President and Head, Networks Business Division at Sasken, said: "We are delighted that IPWireless has chosen Sasken as one of its software partners for the development of their UMTS TDD wireless products. We expect TDD market expansion to rapidly take off during 2003 and become a major force in the global mobile industry.
Next-Generation Wireless Network delivers on the promise of high speed data services.
IPWireless Mobile Broadband access is the first total network solution on the market that complies with the industry standard UMTS TD-CDMA (TDD) standard. The IPWireless solution will provide users with peak communications rates of up to 1.5Mbps (3 Mbps in a 10MHz channel), which will enable a whole new generation of wireless data services. Available for operation in the 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz licensed bands (the UMTS unpaired allocations); the IPWireless solution includes a complete network infrastructure solution and pocket-sized wireless modems and PCMCIA cards.
IPWireless, Inc. offers a groundbreaking, global standards-based broadband wireless technology solution that enables service providers to offer true high-speed mobile wireless Internet access to worldwide consumer and business markets. The IPWireless solution is in commercial deployment around the world by operators looking to deliver the most cost-effective, convenient, and widely available broadband services. The IPWireless solution will deliver two-way data transmission speeds of up to 4.5Mbps (in 5MHz of spectrum and 9Mbps in 10MHz), mobility, affordability, and ubiquity of coverage superior to any broadband alternative including DSL or cable modems. Founded in April 1999, IPWireless is led by a world-class management team of seasoned entrepreneurs and technology and marketing executives from leading mobile and communication companies including Cisco, Lucent, Motorola, and Qualcomm. The company, backed by over $150 million in funding from leading venture capital firms, is headquartered in San Bruno, Calif., with R&D and sales facilities based in the U.K. For more information about IPWireless, visit the companys Web site at http://www.ipwireless.com
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"Sasken provides embedded software solutions and development services to world's leading terminal equipment manufacturers, network equipment vendors and semiconductor companies. Leveraging its technology leadership position in wireless and multimedia technologies and having a vast resource pool of telecom expertise, Sasken is able to offer total telecom solutions to its customers. The high level of process maturity assessed at SEI CMM Level 5, is reflected in the quality of Sasken's solutions.
Since its inception in 1989, Sasken has grown to over 900 people strong, with headquarters in Bangalore, India and with offices in Canada, China, Japan, Sweden, UK and the USA. For more information about Sasken's wireless terminal solutions, kindly visit http://www.sasken.com
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