OptiMobile and Global IP Sound Provide Strong Support for Fixed-Mobile Convergence

OptiMobile and Global IP Sound Provide Strong Support for Fixed-Mobile Convergence in Sony Ericsson’s P990 Terminal
State-of-the-Art WBX and VoiceEngine Technologies Empower Sony Ericsson to Deliver Fixed-Mobile Convergence Solutions with Superior Voice Quality

Barcelona February 13, 2006 — Global IP Sound (GIPS), the leading provider of embedded voice-processing solutions for the Voice over IP (VoIP) market, and OptiMobile, a leader in WBX-enabled services, today announced thatSony Ericsson’s P990 terminal will integrate support for OptiMobile’s WBX UniPhone client in order to provide convergence between WiFi and cellular networks. OptiMobile utilizes Global IP Sound’s VoiceEngine Mobile within its WBX UniPhone to achieve superior voice quality for VoIP calls via WLAN

“Our operator customers appreciate that support for WBX is now also available for Sony Ericsson devices. We expect strong demand for P990 with WBX UniPhone,” says Lars Edman, CEO of OptiMobile. “We can ensure the highest possible VoIP sound quality through our collaboration with Global IP Sound.”

Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) allows operators to combine fixed telephony, cellular telephony and Broadband into unified end-user services. With WBX, operators are able to rapidly deploy high quality FMC services that allow end-users to enjoy seamless handover of ongoing voice calls between Wi-Fi and cellular networks. This means that users are shielded from issues regarding network selection, as the WBX UniPhone completely unifies handling of cellular and Wi-Fi calls in one single interface.

“Our patented and award-winning technology is especially suited to solve the inherent problems of Wi-Fi Networks, and will provide Optimobile and Sony Ericsson unbeatable voice quality for their mobile VoIP solutions,” said Gary P. Hermansen, President and CEO of Global IP Sound. “We are excited to be a part of a collaborative relationship with such recognized market leaders, and look forward to empowering their customers with unique and clearly distinguishable products for this fast growing market.”

Through the collaboration with OptiMobile and Global IP Sound, Sony Ericsson’s customers will now enjoy support for FMC services, such as WBX, in Sony Ericsson’s P990 mobile terminals. These customers will also receive the benefits of unmatched call quality that GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile delivers. VoiceEngine Mobile allows developers of applications for mobile devices, such as PDAs and dual-mode phones, the ability to quickly develop products that give the end-user greater mobility, while incorporating excellent voice quality without in-house expertise. WBX will leverage this ground-breaking technology to allow operators to offer VoIP-enabled Sony Ericsson devices as part of their FMC services.

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Global IP Solutions is the world’s most widely deployed technology for processing real-time voice and video over IP networks. As the inventors of iLBC – an IETF industry standard for narrowband speech codec and iSAC – the defacto industry standard for wideband speech codec, Global IP Solutions’ software delivers robust functionality with enough flexibility to be easily integrated in virtually any application. By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, service providers, applications developers and hardware manufacturers can bring to market highly differentiated products to reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction. Our software is deployed in over 800 million end-points and resolves the full range of network impairments — like delay, jitter, packet loss, and echo. In addition, Global IP Solutions’ technology offers the highest quality voice and video processing available in the marketplace as well as industry leading bandwidth optimization to ensure the most efficient use of IP networks. These solutions can be delivered at virtually any level of integration- from components such as codecs, to more complete media processing engines and SDKs. Our products also comply with industry standards, which allows for wider adoption, faster time to market, and the best user experience possible. Unifying CommunicationsNo other company delivers the quality, scale and flexibility of media processing technology that today’s unified communications require. With over 20 patents pending and approved, GIPS has pioneered the application of innovations in IP communications, which helps our customers achieve extreme performance. Customers are GIPS top priority, which is why our mission is to enable you with technology that’s validated by proven industry leaders. GIPS by any measure — deployments, platform and by solving network impairments — is the company that provides world-class technology to power your products. See the difference and hear the difference with GIPS.

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