Iraqna Roams With Roamware

Roamware helps Iraqna, a new GSM mobile network operator in Iraq, to implement instant international connectivity with MobiNil in Egypt

May 5, 2004

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Iraqna, the new GSM mobile communications network operator in Iraq, has implemented instant international connectivity with the help of roaming experts Roamware, Inc.

Roaming is the ability for GSM networks to interconnect across the world, providing users with a single point of contact irrespective of location.

Roaming is the single most important benefit of the GSM standard.

For a new operator to achieve a critical mass of roaming network partners, individual agreements need to be in place with each partner network.

Achieving this is a lengthy process. Roamware's 'Roaming Replicator' enables new operators to access the existing agreements of a 'partner' network, in this case MobiNil in Egypt. This gives Iraqna the capability to provide full international roaming services to subscribers at home and abroad, as well as inbound roamers.

Both Iraqna and MobiNil are part of the Orascom Telecom group. Naguib Sawiris, Chairman of Orascom Telecom, said: "Iraqna's GSM network is helping to connect the people of Iraq with the rest of the world."

John Hoffman, CEO of Roamware, said: "With Iraqna's arrival as the network operator providing GSM coverage for the Baghdad area, increasing numbers of Iraqis and visitors expect reliable, international, mobile communications.

The presence of Iraqna's GSM service, globalise by the Roaming Replicator, provides that essential connection."

Roamware Inc.

Orascom Telecom

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