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Cicero Unveils VOWLAN Kit

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DUBLIN -- Cicero Networks www.ciceronetworks.com, a leading developer of wireless VoIP solutions, today announced the availability of Cicero 2.0 the latest version of its VoWi-Fi solution – a key enabler of fixed-mobile convergence.

First unveiled in August 2004, Cicero is an innovative, wireless VoIP solution which enables fixed-line telcos, cable operators, ISPs and broadband wireless services providers to introduce Wi-Fi based voice services to their corporate and residential customers. Supporting both outbound and inbound VoWi-Fi calls, Cicero enables operators to both increase revenues and reduce their interconnect charges by routing wireless calls over fixed-line networks.

“In this latest release, we have delivered significant enhancements to our call routing and QoS optimisation features, said Ross Brennan, CEO of Cicero Networks. “Recognising Wi-Fi users are as likely to turn up in Dublin or London as New York or Honk Kong, operators require a solution that factors the subscriber’s current location into the call routing decision.”

According to Dean Bubley, Founder of Disruptive Analysis "An increasing number of cellular phones will feature a "smart" operating system, like Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm OS, combined with Wi-Fi connectivity. These dual-mode phones will make the concept of 'tariff arbitrage' very appealing, especially to users who face high cellular roaming or fixed-to-mobile call charges. Cicero's solution should make this type of least-cost routing function much easier."

Using a dual-mode Wi-Fi/GSM smartphones and/or PDAs, subscribers benefit from using the same device for all calls (fixed and wireless) when they are at home, in the office or in public hotspot locations.

“Cicero’s integrated, end-to end solution combined with its open, standards based approach which supports both existing and next generation networks reduces total cost of ownership for Operators”, added Ross Brennan.

Cicero Networks also announced today that Talk Telecom has selected Cicero for the launch of its new VoWi-Fi service to the corporate market.

Cicero Networks Ltd.

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