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CommuniGate Systems Launches Mobile Office for Wireless Operators

CommuniGate Systems' Mobile Office Packages Unified Communications and Fixed Mobile Convergence for MNOs and MVNOs to Deliver Value Added Services (VAS) to Small and Medium Businesses

MILL VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/09 -- CommuniGate Systems, the leader in carrier-class Mobile Unified Communications, today announced that they will launch a new offering called Mobile Office on 16 February 09 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Hall 7, booth E40). Mobile Office addresses the market shift from fixed to mobile broadband and communications. Mobile Office will help the mobile operator deliver Value Added Service (VAS) to the lucrative business subscriber market.

Mobile Office empowers mobile operators to deliver a "Virtualized Office" with Mobile Unified Communications as Software as a Service (SaaS) to small and medium sized businesses. Mobile Office is a fixed mobile convergence solution that includes a Flash based Web 2.0 client called Pronto! that works on PC, Mac, or Linux laptops or computers with no installation needed. Pronto! delivers messaging, contacts, and collaboration tools like shared folders and shared calendars in a single dashboard. The mobile device access for Mobile Office is supported natively for iPhone 3G, Nokia, and WinMobile devices.

Custom-branded mash-up interfaces are packaged with Mobile Office to enable fast setup and registration of services from mobile retail shop kiosks or directly from an operator's website. Operators will gain enhanced subscriber loyalty and dramatically reduce churn rates by hosting the core business communications and services for the company. The turnkey package is ideal for small businesses that want to virtualize communications and consolidate telecom and data rate plans. Most SMEs cannot manage and have little desire to invest in premise-based UC solutions. Mobile Office is perfect to drive broadband access offered in a bundle with USB based 3G adapters delivering access anywhere.

A recent IDC study stated that 75% of the global workforce would be mobile by 2011. Enterprises are investing in mobile solutions that increase worker productivity and can help shed costs from operations. A survey by CommuniGate Systems among wireline and wireless providers found that Mobile Business Subscribers have six times less churn rates than consumer or residential subscribers and on average result in four times higher ARPU.

"We see many businesses shifting to mobile broadband services," explains Jon R. Doyle, VP Business Development, CommuniGate Systems. "Small companies want Unified Communications, but they need it delivered by SaaS, and mobility is the key feature businesses want today. With Mobile Office mobile operators will be able to extract value from the massive investments they made in building out their 3G network with the highest value customer -- the business subscriber."

"We see data ARPU growing at a 20-30% annual rate, and robust increases in Internet access revenues and multimedia messaging volumes, which all indicate that data will be the key catalyst for future ARPU growth," says Ronald Gruia, Program Leader of Emerging Telecoms at Frost & Sullivan. "CommuniGate Systems' Mobile Office is well positioned to enable operators to capture some of that data growth opportunity within the VAS segment," added Gruia.

The complete line of value added services via Mobile Office is built upon the CommuniGate Pro Unified Communications platform, the most reliable SaaS delivery platform that delivers virtualization of domains with a modular feature set, powerful class of service provisioning, and a live rolling updates change management capability not found in other solutions. The platform's exclusive Dynamic Clustering architecture provides 99.999% uptime in a multi-tenant architecture with no single point of failure, and allows SaaS providers to add frontend or backend nodes as needed without any downtime or service interruption. CommuniGate Pro makes it easy for service providers and operators to offer business class services with costs that decline as virtualized client volume increases. CommuniGate Pro is the only truly integrated UC platform that was built to power all forms of IP communications in one integrated platform.

About CommuniGate Systems

Founded in 1991 and based in Mill Valley, California, CommuniGate Systems develops carrier-class Unified Communications and media delivery software for broadband and mobile operators to deliver value-added services and SaaS solutions. CommuniGate Systems delivers powerful mash-ups of Unified Communications technology mixed with media and entertainment applications for portals, social networks, enterprises, and mobile communities. CommuniGate Systems is revolutionizing the Unified Communications industry with a unique Flash-based client framework Pronto! bringing together all forms of communication and breaking the leash to the desktop with Web 2.0 mobility.

CommuniGate Systems is the first choice in technology solutions for over 12,000 customers with over 130 million subscribers unifying e-mail, collaboration, IM, presence, and VoIP with a single identity. The Unified Communications platform provides flexibility, performance, and scalability with benchmark proven architecture remaining unchallenged in the industry. Our technology powers OEM partner products ranging from embedded real time systems to powerful unified messaging platforms at top tier global network operators. The open development environment's simple APIs deliver extensible flexibility with a unique clustering technology for 99.999% uptime for the most demanding application environments.

The company is a trusted and financially stable vendor, maintaining the highest customer satisfaction levels in the Unified Communications industry with over 175 members in its partner network worldwide.

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Press Contact:
Andrea Kimpflinger
CommuniGate Systems
(415) 383-7164 ext 219
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