iBwave and Mentum to Launch the World's First Indoor/Outdoor Integrated Solution at Mobile World Congress

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iBwave and Mentum combine RF-vu and Mentum Planet to enable concurrent management of both indoor and outdoor networks.

iBwave Solutions, Inc. and Mentum announced today they have successfully completed the world's first fully integrated indoor/outdoor solution. The two companies will use the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to demonstrate the only product suite available in the industry for managing simultaneously indoor and outdoor networks.

''We are really excited to have completed the initial phase of the first integrated solution that finally bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor networks," said Mario Bouchard, president and CEO of iBwave Solutions. "Seeing that this joint project has tremendous potential, we are dedicated to bring this solution to maturity.''

This first integrated solution builds on iBwave and Mentum's partnership announced in November 2007, which enabled Mentum's global sales team to start distributing iBwave's RF-vu for in-building wireless network design. Upon the partnership's finalization, the two companies have been jointly developing the only product suite for managing simultaneously indoor and outdoor networks. The second phase has already been mapped and both iBwave and Mentum have agreed on a development path ensuring that the strength of both products can be leveraged for the benefits of all wireless operators, integrators and vendors wishing to improve network performance.

Currently, the joint offering enables engineers to visualize indoor systems (distributed antenna systems or others) from within Mentum Planet in order to understand the possible challenges to the outdoor radio access network. Having integrated iBwave's RF-vu with Mentum Planet's Data Manager, the joint solution also delivers enterprise-level data management of indoor layouts, plans and coverage to allow complete data editing, versioning and data reporting.

''Our joint offering delivers one integrated view of the network that has typically been developed in two organizational silos within mobile operators," said Bernard Breton, chief operating officer and head of sales & marketing, Mentum. "Now RF engineers and indoor planners will be able to consider the impact of their designs on the entire network."

iBwave and Mentum will be demonstrating their joint solution on Mentum's stand at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona, Stand # 2J63 (Hall 2).

About iBwave Solutions
iBwave is an international in-building wireless software company that delivers unique planning and design solutions to a client base composed of wireless operators, equipment manufacturers and infrastructure integrators from more than 40 countries on five continents. iBwave offers industry-specific planning and design software to answer the needs of the in-building wireless industry. RF engineers can take in-building network design beyond prediction to improve accuracy and standardize designs that are shared across the in-building community. iBwave's mission is to create an adopted standard within its industry and to set specific guidelines for designing and planning in-building wireless solutions.

About Mentum
Mentum is a software development company focused on wireless network planning and wireless backhaul design. The company's signature solutions Mentum Planet and Mentum Ellipse help wireless operators, as well as their equipment vendors and consultants, design and optimize wireless access and transmission networks. Its advanced software solutions -- including tailored geodata, wireless technology educational services and customer care -- enable operators to manage and optimize their existing networks, plan coverage expansions and launch new data networks. Through the company's global presence, and focused business approach, it helps more than 250 customers in 90 countries define their wireless networks. Mentum is a privately-held company headquartered in Paris, with offices in Dallas, Ottawa, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

For further information, please contact:
iBwave Solutions Inc.                            
Laurence Trudeau, Marketing and Communications Manager        
+ 1.514.397.0606 x.300                            

Colin Urwin, Director of Marketing
+ 1.819.483.7026


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