Axerra Networks

January 29, 2007

AXERRA NETWORKS' PSEUDO-WIRE ACCESS DEVICE NAMED AS "SHORT-LISTED NOMINEE" FOR GSM ASSOCIATION AWARD

-- Receives Honor for Second Year in a Row in
“Best Radio Access Product or Service” Category --

Boston, MA – January 29, 2007 – Axerra Networks, “The Pseudo-Wire Company®” and leading provider of circuit emulation and service emulation solutions, announced today that for the second year in a row, one of its Pseudo-Wire products has been nominated for a prestigious GSM Association Award. Axerra’s AXN10-8 Pseudo-Wire Access Device for Packet Networks, which empowers mobile wireless operators to utilize the capacity and flexibility of low-cost packet access networks as a full-service backhaul alternative to TDM, is short-listed in the “Best Radio Access Product or Service” category of this year’s GSM Association GLobal Mobile Awards. Last year, Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire Full-Service Solution for Mobile Wireless Backhaul was also short-listed and went on to become a “Commended” finalist.

Rob Conway, GSM Association CEO, said “After twelve years, the standard and support for these Awards continues to rise, once again exceeding our expectations and reflecting the ability of the mobile and entertainment industries to not only impress but to genuinely surprise. The nominated entrants have survived the scrutiny of some of the industry’s most discerning experts and truly earned their place in this year’s exceptionally strong field of compelling products, initiatives and solutions.”

Axerra’s AXN10-8 Pseudo-Wire Access Device™ is the financial enabler for HSDPA and other high-speed 3G services. By enabling a new era of packet RAN that supports the transport of voice, synchronization information, and high-speed data, the AXN simultaneously slashes operators’ recurring costs while catalyzing the deployment of Carrier Ethernet, PON, xDSL, and WiMAX as transport networks for backhaul. The AXN10-8 enables backhaul of any combination of 2G, 2.5G, and 3G voice and data traffic, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, and HSxPA, all over a single packet-based RAN. The AXN10-8 is the only solution:

  • Combining circuit emulation and service emulation (TDM + HDLC, Frame Relay, and the ATM with IMA needed for 3G UMTS)
  • Meeting the demanding clocking/synchronization requirements of GSM and UMTS; Employs Axerra’s state-of-the-art High-Precision Clock Recovery (HPCR™) mechanism for accuracy and greater temperature stability
  • Employing enhancement of standard techniques to control latency, jitter, and packet loss - critical for reliable mobile applications – while maximizing bandwidth efficiency
  • With carrier-class AXN Gateways available to scale from the BTS/NodeB to the BSC/RNC

“We are honored that the GSM Association judges have again singled out Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire products as worthy Award nominees,” said Gil Biran, founder, President and CSO of Axerra Networks. “This award further validates the leadership position that Axerra holds in the rapidly growing market for Pseudo-Wire solutions.”

In 2006, Axerra Networks garnered a number of prestigious industry awards in addition to being a “commended” finalist in the GSM Association 2006 Awards. In May, Axerra was named a recipient of the 2006 Red Herring 100 Europe award, which recognizes the 100 top private companies playing a leading role in innovation and technology. In June, Red Herring magazine, in conjunction with Israel Venture Association, identified Axerra as one of the top three Israeli startups in telecommunications and a finalist in the Israeli Startup Contest 2006. Also in June, Axerra was named to FierceMarket's Fierce 15 list, honoring the company's innovations that benefit the wireless market.

Axerra Networks will host meetings at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona in Hospitality Suite #3.1HS24. If you would like to learn more about Axerra’s award-winning Pseudo-Wire solutions, please contact us at info@axerra.com to arrange a meeting.

About GSM Association

For more information, please visit http://www.gsmawards.com


About Axerra Networks, Inc.

Axerra Networks, “The Pseudo-Wire Company®”, is the leading provider of circuit emulation and service emulation solutions over packet access networks. Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions enable mobile wireless operators, cable MSOs, competitive service providers, and incumbent carriers to extend IP + legacy voice and data services in native format over Ethernet, IP, and MPLS networks. The result is greater operational efficiency, new revenue opportunities, and a smooth migration strategy to a single converged network, without stranding any revenue streams from profitable legacy services. With Axerra’s Pseudo-Wire solutions, service providers can convert any packet access network (Carrier Ethernet, broadband wireless including WiMAX, cable HFC, xDSL, PON, etc.) into a full-service alternative to TDM access. For more information, please visit: www.axerra.com.

 

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