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Kelyan Lab and Cicero Networks announce strategic partnership for the delivery of Wi-Fi/GSM/UMTS converged voice solutions using one device.

Kelyan Lab, the Italian leader in the field of multimedia converging services and platforms for mobile, broadband and wire-line worlds, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Cicero Networks, the leading provider of Voice over Wireless IP solutions for operators and service providers. Cicero Networks’ award winning Voice over Wi-Fi products enable operators to provide wireless voice services at a much lower cost than traditional cellular telephony.

Kelyan Lab will market a converged Wi-Fi – GSM solution based on the Cicero Networks’ CiceroPhone and Cicero Controller products in the Italian market. This solution enables seamless handover between GSM and Wi-Fi networks and the use of a single device for all calls – fixed, cellular and VoIP.

The agreement forms the basis for the development of innovative converging voice services for the Italian telco and corporate market leveraging both Cicero Networks solutions and Kelyan Lab specific expertise and integration capabilities.

Luca Tomassini, CEO of Kelyan Lab, said: “We are delighted with the partnership agreement we have signed with Cicero Networks as it enables us bring to the Italian market solutions based on Cicero’s award winning Voice over Wi-Fi products. The market is ready for a convergent revolution and Kelyan Lab is positioned to be a central part of this new trend.”

Ross Brennan, CEO of Cicero Networks added: “This agreement underpins the synergies between Cicero Networks, an international technological leader and Kelyan Lab, a highly innovative Italian company in the converged services market. We believe that this cooperation will generate great success for both parties, but, most of all, for our customers”.

About Kelyan Lab
Kelyan Lab, a company participated by Franco Bernabè Group and by The Golden Mouse Fund (participated by Telecom Italia) is the Italian leader in interactive mobile services and digital new media. Thanks to its spirit of innovation, it designs any kinds of customized service over different mobile channels and platforms (SMS-Gsm, Wap, Voice, MMS-Gprs, Video on demand, Streaming GPRS, EDGE and UMTS). Kelyan Lab is a reference for companies and telecommunications operators for developing projects, applications and services connected with the mobility of the network. It carries out the convergence among the mobile telecommunication, the television and web worlds offering application solutions and products for telecommunications operators and companies. For more information please visit our website at www.kelyanlab.com

About Cicero Networks
Cicero Networks is a leader within the wireless VoIP marketplace, developing solutions that enable service providers to offer VoIP services over unlicensed wireless networks such Wi-Fi and WiMAX. Cicero Networks’ SIP-based solutions includes both client and server side components which enable carrier-grade wVoIP services. Cicero Networks enabled the world’s first commercial VoWi-Fi service delivered by Talktelecom in 2005. Cicero Networks is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit www.ciceronetworks.com

Further information:
Press office
Maria Elena Pieretti
Kelyan Lab S.p.A.
Tel. +39 0763 3131
Fax +39 0763 313380
Email: press@kelyanlab.it

Louise Coleman
CMP Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 7401 8001
Email: lcoleman@cmpcommunciations.com

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