WeComm Granted Patent

WeComm granted patent for quality of service for mobile multimedia services

October 25, 2006

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LONDON -- weComm, a world leader in mobile data delivery, today announced it has been granted a patent in the UK for techniques that increase the quality of the mobile user experience. This brings the total number of global patents and patents-pending to over 35.

This patent is part of a wider family that overcomes a major cause of poor mobile end user experiences: the fundamental unsuitability of TCP/IP to deliver data across mobile networks, even though it is the most common communications technology in use today (background is detailed below).

Using applications built with weComm's waveTM technology, mobile users can simultaneously - and in parallel - consume rich media content (including live broadcast TV), execute transactions (including stock trades), and interact with a real-time dynamic user interface, all within a single continuous session that adapts to variable mobile network conditions such as low signal coverage, switching between 3G/2.5G/2G channels and intermittent signal loss.

weComm's patents are embodied in its IP-based Mobile Transport Protocol (MTP) that builds on the benefits of two IP protocols - TCP (which is suitable for transaction-based systems such as fixed internet browsing) and UDP (which is suitable for real-time systems such as video streaming and games) - to deliver a high-performance, reliable and continuous mobile user experience even amidst adverse and changing wireless network conditions.

"Fixed networks are different to wireless and assume no variability in quality of connection and low error rates, so using fixed network communications protocols are always going to cause problems," said Oliver Sturrock, COO of weComm. "To deliver a high quality user experience to a mobile consumer of media and entertainment, or to a stockbroker executing high-value trades, you need a reliable, high-performance fit-for-purpose technology."

weComm Ltd.

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