Dublin, Ireland - 5th April 2005 

Talktelecom selects Cicero Networks for Voice over Wi-Fi

Irish Telco is the first European wireline operator to offer VoWi-Fi services

Cicero Networks Ltd., a leading provider of Voice over Wireless IP solutions, today announced that Talktelecom has deployed the Cicero VoWi-Fi solution to offer wireless VoIP services to its corporate customers

Talktelecom is a rapidly growing, alternative operator in the Irish market, which sells a range of fixed-line telephony services to the corporate market. From an early stage in its market development, it was clear that mobility costs were a significant pain point for its corporate customers. To that end, Talktelecom identified wireless VoIP as a service that would reduce customer’s costs without harming current voice revenue streams.

"Cicero Network’s integrated end-to end solution has given us fast time-to-market in delivering a truly innovative and cost-effective wireless voice service,” said Jonathan Mills, CEO Talktelecom. “Cicero enables us to grow our existing business and enter new markets while delivering a substantial return on investment in a short timeframe.”

"Talktelecom is pioneering the advancement of fixed-mobile convergence by offering its customers wireless voice services at fixed-line costs,” added Ross Brennan, CEO Cicero Networks. “In deploying Cicero, they have a highly scalable, next-generation wireless voice solution that integrates into their existing fixed-line infrastructure and provides them with a clear migration path for tomorrow’s next generation networks such as IMS.”

Talktelecom has deployed Cicero Network’s complete solution, including Cicero Controller and Cicero Connectors within the carrier network.  In addition, Talktelecom is using Cicero’s softphone client on dual-mode GSM/Wi-Fi handsets to make and receive Wi-Fi based voice calls when there is Wi-Fi coverage, while continuing to make GSM calls elsewhere. Cicero is also being used to support standard SIP-based Wi-Fi phones as a low-cost alternative within the enterprise environment.

About Cicero Networks
Cicero Networks is a leading player within the wireless VoIP marketplace, developing solutions which enable service providers to offer voice services over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks. Cicero’s unique platform-independent solution supports both inbound and outbound calls, which can be delivered at a significantly lower cost than traditional cellular networks. Founded in 2002, Cicero Networks is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and is privately funded. For further information, please visit www.ciceronetworks.com

About Talktelecom
Talktelecom Ltd is a fully licensed general Telco Operator, headquartered in Dublin Ireland. Talktelecom focuses on developing and marketing cost effective telephony services to the corporate market. Talktelecom has pioneered the launch of Europe’s first Wi-Fi telephony service by a fixed-line operator.

Further information:
Elaine Treacy
Tel: +353 1 4925499
Email: [email protected]

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