Fiberlink and T-Mobile Team Up to Meet Growing Enterprise Demand for Secure Wi-Fi Services

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Fiberlink and T-Mobile announce a partnership that will allow users of Fiberlink’s Extend360 software to access T-Mobile’s HotSpot network.

Fiberlink Communications Corp., a leading innovator and trusted enterprise partner for secure mobile workforce solutions, today announced an agreement with T-Mobile HotSpot that enables mobile workers to access the T-Mobile HotSpot network using Fiberlink’s secure mobile access software, Extend360™. The integration of over 6,500 T-Mobile HotSpot locations throughout the United States into Fiberlink’s mobile access software marks an important step forward in helping enterprises unleash their mobile workers with true enterprise-class services. This new premium wireless service will be available via Extend360 in the second quarter of 2006.

Fiberlink’s partnership with T-Mobile HotSpot brings together two leaders in enterprise mobility to address the growing demand for simple, reliable and ubiquitous access for mobile workers, combined with comprehensive security and cost control measures to help IT managers leverage the power of Wi-Fi services for their mobile employees. By integrating T-Mobile HotSpot’s U.S. network into Fiberlink’s Extend360 mobile access software, enterprises can rest assured that they have the optimal mix of anytime, anywhere access coupled with unmatched security and control.

This partnership offers several significant service enhancements for Fiberlink customers and prospects interested in buying Wi-Fi service, or upgrading their existing service.

Business Productivity:

  • Over 6,500 Fiberlink premium Wi-Fi locations, powered by T-Mobile HotSpot
  • Commercial-grade network reliability
  • Unified client software that provides one-click access for mobile workers
  • 24/7 network support and customer care

Endpoint Security:

  • End-to-end security at all locations based on the industry’s leading encryption and authentication technologies
  • Integration with leading patch management, personal firewall, anti-spyware, VPN and anti-virus software
  • Real-time remediation that automatically fixes security vulnerabilities, ensuring end-points remain in compliance with security policies

Cost Control:

  • Control over usage
  • Visibility into costs
  • Centralized reporting and billing
  • Competitive pricing
  • Low total cost of ownership and demonstrable return on investment

“Our customers have expressed interest in the combination of T-Mobile’s coverage and Fiberlink’s mobile workforce solutions to offer an even greater array of connectivity options to their mobile workforce,” said Ed McCrossen, president of Fiberlink. “We believe our partnership with T-Mobile will uncork pent-up demand for Wi-Fi service that may be dormant within many U.S. enterprises by addressing security and cost-control issues.”

“This agreement with Fiberlink provides enterprise customers with more choices to conveniently connect through the T-Mobile HotSpot network to corporate resources, and will deliver enhanced cost control options," said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager, T-Mobile HotSpot. "Together, we're delivering the ubiquitous access, reliability and enhanced security that enterprises are demanding for their growing numbers of mobile workers.”

About Fiberlink

Fiberlink provides the software and services that enable enterprises to securely mobilize their workforces and strike the best balance of user productivity and IT control. Since 1994, more than 800,000 mobile workers have relied on Fiberlink’s solutions for access to e-mail, corporate data and other network-based resources. Today, Fiberlink’s mobile workforce solutions go beyond basic network connectivity to ensure IT organizations have control over the myriad security threats, compliance policies and cost concerns that are often associated with mobile computing. Gartner, Yankee Group and Burton Group consistently recognize Fiberlink as an innovative leader in mobile and remote access solutions. Fiberlink customers include Continental Airlines, Pfizer and Targus Group International. Headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa., Fiberlink has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Additional information about Fiberlink is available at http://www.fiberlink.com.

Susan Sutton

Fiberlink Communications Corp.

(215) 664-1753

James Boike

A&R Partners for Fiberlink

(212) 905-6157

© 2006 Fiberlink and the Fiberlink logo are trademarks of Fiberlink and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective partners.

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