Tecore Reveals Details of Assistance to Libyan Liberation Effort

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American Company Supplies Libyans with Wireless Equipment in Their Battle for Freedom

Tecore, a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure, revealed today that is has been supplying the Libyan liberation effort with telecommunications equipment, and the necessary training, to aid in their struggle for freedom. Tecore started assisting the liberation effort in April of 2011 after the wireless networks were cut, and signals jammed, in the regions where the rebels had a stronghold.

Libyan-American humanitarian aid coordinator, Ousama Abushagur, reached out to Tecore after his requests for assistance were turned down by the company that had provided the telecommunications infrastructure for Gaddafi. “When I reached out to the original supplier of the network for assistance to help control certain areas, they refused,” said Abushagur. Tecore, through a third-party contractor, quickly deployed their nimble state-of-the-art Core Network and Intelligent Network equipment. The team also provided Libyan engineers with the necessary training to setup and manage the equipment. Soon thereafter, the rapidly deployed system was providing one million mobile subscribers in Benghazi, the rebels’ major stronghold, with wireless capabilities. While information of this operation was leaked to the press, Tecore refrained from acknowledging any details in order to ensure the overall success of the mission.

And as of last week, another major liberated city, Misrata, has its own network up and running using similar Tecore equipment.

“As a Libyan-American, it brings me great joy that an American company comes to the aid of the Libyan people when they were in the direst of situations,” commented Mr. Abushagur. “Communications is one of the main pillars of logistic coordination. Prior to the installation of the Tecore equipment, the rebels were sadly forced to revert to basic and primitive communication tactics,” he added.

“The courage and resilience demonstrated by the Libyan people was epic; it gives us great pride to have contributed to this monumental event,” said Jay Salkini, President and CEO of Tecore Networks. “With our technology and expertise, along with the tremendous support of the Libyan engineers on the ground, we managed to install a wireless system that facilitated their communication in a modern way, and allowed them a fair chance in their struggle. It gives us further pride as an American company to support the Libyan people in their time of desperate need,” he added.

About Tecore Networks
Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure. Built with the same standards-based voice and data technologies available to global carriers on an IP-based architecture, we have dramatically enhanced functionality while minimizing space requirements, installation time and cost of ownership. We also offer integrated value-added features to enable our customers to increase ARPU and retention. Our solutions include core as well as radio access network infrastructure, supported by state-of-the-art professional services. Founded in 1991, Tecore is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is a three-time winner of the Global Mobile (3GSM) Award.

For more information, visit http://www.tecore.com or contact us at 1 410 872 6000 and media(at)tecore(dot)com.

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