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CiceroPhone selected for Comfone wVoIP service

IMS capabilities of CiceroPhone makes it a clear choice for converged VoIP/cellular services

Cicero Networks, the leading provider of wVoIP solutions for fixed mobile convergence, today announced that Comfone AG, the leading provider of international cellular roaming services has selected CiceroPhone, dual-mode softphone, to power the Comfone wVoIP service which is being launched today.

Using CiceroPhone, Comfone enables operators to seamlessly deliver both voice and messaging services using wireless VoIP (wVoIP) and existing GSM networks. CiceroPhone’s IMS compliant features including SIM Authentication, support for public/private identities on 2G SIMs and multiple IP/Cellular handover methods (including client initiated and server (CCCF) initiated handover), further enhances its position as the world’s leading client-side solution for converged VoIP/cellular services.

“The unique aspect of Comfone’s wVoIP service is that it enables mobile operators to maintain their relationship with existing subscribers, and also attract new customers, as the telecoms market moves towards an era of convergence”, said Raphael Karlen, Senior Product Manager, Comfone.

“With Comfone wVoIP service, subscribers can take advantage of the most cost effective network for calls and messaging ”, said Lorcan Burke, Vice President Sales, Cicero Networks.  “Its ability to offer a single device, single number based service for all calls, is a major step forward in the delivery of converged network services”.

The Comfone wVoIP service does not require any up-front investment or network adaptation for operators, so that time-to-market for these wVoIP services is significantly reduced, allowing the potential for substantial ‘first-mover’ advantage. CiceroPhone’s highly intuitive, integrated dialer intelligently routes calls over the best available networks – cellular or VoIP – depending on the location of the user. Regardless of the network choice, users maintain a single number and receive a single bill for both services.

About Cicero Networks
Cicero Networks is a leading provider of wireless VoIP solutions enabling telecommunication service providers to deliver fixed mobile convergence services to their enterprise and residential customers. Cicero Network’s delivers end-to-end SIP-based solutions which optimise the delivery of carrier-grade voice and other media services over alternative wireless networks including Wi-Fi, 3G and WiMAX. Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and is privately funded. For more information, visit www.ciceronetworks.com

About Comfone
Comfone supplies mobile operators with services for the worldwide interconnection of mobile networks, so-called ‘roaming’. Founded in 1997 with the goal to provide efficient solutions in the field of international roaming Comfone’s service portfolio is currently unique in the world. Comfone is the first Roaming Broker and the only operator of an international roaming platform. Responding to the new trends towards convergence, the company announced its innovative Comfone wVoIP service at the 3GSM World Congress 2006 in Barcelona, Spain, which combines all the advantages of GSM together with wireless VoIP functionality. With head offices in Bern, Switzerland, Comfone is 75% owned by four founding members who are actively involved in the company. The company comprises about 70 employees, consisting of 13 nationalities who speak a total of 16 languages. Further services include: Signaling Solutions (SS7), Data, Financial, SMS and MMS Interworking Clearing, Roaming Management, and data services (GRX and MMS Hub) for GPRS and MMS. Visit www.comfone.com

Further information on Cicero Networks:
Louise Coleman
CMP Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7627 8132
Email: lcoleman@cmpcommunications.com

Further information on Comfone AG:
Thomas Lässer
Marketing Manager
Tel: +41 31 341 1368
Email: Thomas.Laesser@comfone.com
www.comfone.com

Tim Guest
Global Media and Analyst Relations
Tel: +44 7956 257069
Email: timjguest@btconnect.com

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Registered Offices: Harmony Court, Harmony Row, Dublin 2, Ireland