WiChorus Mobile Internet Gateway Selected as Finalist for Best of WiMAX World 2008 Awards

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"Through WiChorus' innovative products such as our Mobile Internet Gateway, our service provider customers are able to deploy smaller WiMAX networks with NWG compliance and advanced capabilities at a lower cost, while ensuring that core infrastructure can be software upgraded in the future to accommodate larger networks," said Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of WiChorus. "Being selected as a finalist for the exchange Best of WiMAX World System Design and nominated for the Industry Choice Award is exciting, as it recognizes WiChorus' leadership in developing the only wireless core platform purpose-built for today's rapidly evolving mobile Internet."

The nominees for these awards are among the best and brightest in the field, showcasing the rapid advancement of WiMAX technology.

xchange magazine announced today that WiChorus has been selected as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Award for Mobile Internet Gateway in System Design and as a finalist to receive the Best of WiMAX World 2008 Industry Choice Award. The annual awards recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies. "xchange congratulates WiChorus for being a finalist in this category," said Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange. "The nominees for these awards are among the best and brightest in the field, showcasing the rapid advancement of WiMAX technology."

WiChorus' Mobile Internet Gateway is a first of its kind solution enabling all of the WiMAX edge and core functions necessary to deploy NWG-compliant Mobile WiMAX networks in a single feature-rich platform, providing a cost-effective entry-level solution for operators. Functions supported include ASN Gateway, Home Agent, AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting), peer-to-peer traffic management, advanced charging, policy control, lawful intercept and security. While simplifying initial deployments, the Mobile Internet Gateway also provides a smooth migration path towards larger networks over time.

Based upon WiChorus' SmartCore platform, its WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway offers value-added content management capabilities that allow operators to identify and monitor network content at a very granular level, including difficult to track peer-to-peer applications. Operators can define standard policies across their network for controlling and managing network resources based on this content to ensure equitable access amongst their paying subscribers. This network intelligence can also be used to support unique content-based services through differentiated QoS and accounting.

"Through WiChorus' innovative products such as our Mobile Internet Gateway, our service provider customers are able to deploy smaller WiMAX networks with NWG compliance and advanced capabilities at a lower cost, while ensuring that core infrastructure can be software upgraded in the future to accommodate larger networks," said Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of WiChorus. "Being selected as a finalist for the exchange Best of WiMAX World System Design and nominated for the Industry Choice Award is exciting, as it recognizes WiChorus' leadership in developing the only wireless core platform purpose-built for today's rapidly evolving mobile Internet."

The Best of WiMAX World Award winners and Industry Choice Award nominees were selected by an independent judging panel.

About WiChorus
WiChorus is the leading provider of highly intelligent, scalable core platforms for 4G networks. Its SmartCore platforms enable operators to deploy smart WiMAX and LTE networks with advanced service and subscriber management, content management, and network optimizations, and to monetize the Internet for increased ARPU and profitability. Through its One Open WiMAX initiative, WiChorus has accelerated the availability of an end-to-end open WiMAX ecosystem, ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed solutions, like its market-leading Intelligent ASN Gateway and Home Agent products. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., WiChorus is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors Redpoint Ventures, Accel Partners, and Mayfield Fund. For more information, please visit http://www.wichorus.com.

About xchange
Founded in 1996, xchange is an online and print publication for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange readers. xchange content, including news, articles, eBooks, webinars and industry buyer's guide is accessible online at http://www.xchangemag.com. Subscriptions to the print publication, its digital edition and the xchange Update weekly e-mail newsletter are also available at http://www.xchangemag.com.

About Trendsmedia
Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research Inc. Its mission is to help its clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see http://www.trendsmedia.com.

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo
WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest event series in the world focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing a balanced view of where WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world -- wireless and mobile broadband. WiMAX World incorporates all of today's converging and diverging issues surrounding WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World provides a comprehensive view of all the related technologies, as well as regulatory and spectrum challenges, and the business opportunities and risks as they relate to all the key constituencies involved in this critical marketplace. In 2008, WiMAX World is being produced in Asia, Europe and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.wimaxworld.com.

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