Tatara Systems Selected as a Finalist for CTIA's 2007 Emerging Technology Award



    Femtocell Convergence Solution Recognized for its Technological
Importance

    ACTON, MASS., March 14 /CNW/ - Tatara Systems, a leader in mobile
convergence, today announced that its Femtocell Convergence Solution has been
named as one of three finalists for CTIA's 2007 Emerging Technology (E-Tech)
Award in the "Network Infrastructure: In-Building/Local Area Network Solution"
category.

    The CTIA E-Tech Award program recognizes the newest and most innovative
products and applications in the wireless industry. For 2007, over 200
applications were submitted and judged by an elite panel of industry analysts,
prominent members of the media and technology experts. Products were judged on
innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and
overall "wow" factor. Placement (1st, 2nd or 3rd) will be announced at the
CTIA E-Tech Awards Ceremony that will be held at CTIA WIRELESS 2007 on
Wednesday, March 28th at 3pm at the Mobile Entertainment eXpo Stage within
Hall A of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

    Tatara Systems' Femtocell Convergence Solution is the industry's first
SIP-based FMC application server to focus on an all-IP approach to core
network integration for femtocells. While there are several legacy
architectural approaches for deploying femtocell-based solutions, the all-IP
architecture utilizes standard communication protocols (i.e. VoIP and SIP) and
interfaces directly with the IP-based core network. This allows service
providers to immediately achieve the end-to-end cost and service advantages
that only an all-IP approach can deliver rather than being constrained by the
historical limitations of traditional radio access network based solutions.
The all-IP approach provides all of the existing mobile services plus enhanced
IP services, wireline service convergence, reduction in network cost, seamless
evolution to IMS, and load reduction on the mobile core network.

    Tatara Systems' Femtocell Convergence Solution integrates a SIP-based
femtocell access point into the mobile operator's core network delivering key
capabilities of the service, including: updating the user's location to the
femtocell in order to enable voice services, providing full messaging services
such as SMS, ensuring end-users have access to the same set of supplementary
services (e.g. call forwarding and USSD services) on the femtocell network
that they have on the macro cellular network, and handoff between the
femtocell and the macro cellular networks. In addition, the Tatara Femtocell
Convergence Solution will play a key role in enabling enhanced IP services
through a femtocell, such as SIP-based access to personal home network
content.

    "We are extremely proud to be a finalist of this award," stated Jonathan
Morgan, vice president of marketing and product management of Tatara Systems.
"Tatara is the leader in femtocell integration and this honor is further
testimony to our innovation, leadership and vision within the femtocell
market."

    About Tatara Systems

    Tatara Systems invents, develops, and deploys convergence products for
service providers allowing them to offer converged mobile services to their
subscribers across the widest base of available end-user devices (i.e. PCs and
current mobile phones). Tatara's fixed-mobile convergence strategy is focused
on femtocell convergence as a powerful FMC approach for mobile operators that
takes advantage of current cellular handsets to provide improved coverage and
IP-based voice and data services via an economical in-home cellular access
point. Tatara's products also enable the industry's broadest set of PC
convergence solutions, from a mobile broadband service to advanced services,
like a PC mobile softphone or intelligent content delivery. Tatara is proud to
count some of the industry's largest operators as customers of its
award-winning Tatara Mobile Services Convergence Portfolio(TM) of products.
For more information, visit www.tatarasystems.com

    About Femtocell Technology

    A femtocell, also known as a 3G access point, is a low-cost, low-power
cellular base station that provides improved indoor coverage while backhauling
the cellular traffic over a broadband connection. Femtocells are designed to
work with existing mobile handsets and can support multiple users in a home
environment. Over the long-term, femtocells also present an opportunity to
develop new mobile services for the home that take advantage of low-cost,
high-speed internet access.

    About CTIA WIRELESS 2007

    As the premiere global event representing the $500 billion global
wireless industry and the largest wireless show in the world, CTIA WIRELESS
2007 brings together all industries affected by wireless technology for three
days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctia.org/ctiawireless.

    CTIA-The Wireless Association is the international association for the
wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and
wireless Internet providers. Visit www.ctia.org.




For further information:

For further information: Tatara Systems Jonathan Morgan, +1-978-206-0838
(office) +1-978-771-3971 (mobile) jmorgan@tatarasystems.com

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