glenayre secures multi-million dollar contract from leap wireless for nationwide deployment of versera ice

By | February 7, 2006

Glenayre Messaging, a division of Glenayre Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMS) and a global leader in providing next-generation messaging solutions and enhanced services, today announced that Leap Wireless International, Inc. has awarded the Company a multi-million dollar contract. Cricket, an operating subsidiary of Leap that provides innovative mobile wireless services, will be using Glenayre’s Versera Intelligent Communications Environment (Versera ICE™) as its next generation messaging solution.

Versera ICE will integrate with Cricket’s high-quality, next generation VoIP network and provide subscribers with voice mail and other Versera applications.

“We first selected Glenayre in 1999 for messaging applications, so when we started looking for a next generation technology that would permit us to quickly deploy applications in an open and IP enabled environment, Glenayre was a natural contender,” said Glenn Umetsu, Chief Technical Officer of Leap. “The team at Glenayre was able to demonstrate how Versera ICE would help us to grow our network cost-effectively while enabling us to deliver a solid selection of innovative messaging applications.”

By using Versera ICE in their VoIP network implementation, Cricket will be able to efficiently consolidate its network operations into two hubs. This will give the company better use of its bandwidth, maximize its IP network infrastructure, and make it easier to quickly roll out new IP subscriber applications in the future.

In addition, the system will include voice mail database replication, which prevents the loss of subscriber voice mails should a catastrophic event occur at either Cricket hub.

“Cricket has been an innovative carrier since the day Leap launched its services,” said Bruce Bales, president of Glenayre Messaging. “It’s exciting to have a customer willing to join you at the leading edge of the delivery of next-generation services and applications. The results generated by combining such an advanced CDMA network with Versera ICE will likely cause other carriers to give serious thought to how they might be able to better optimize their own networks.”

As one of the industry’s only true next-generation messaging solutions, Versera ICE delivers on the promise of enabling the deployment of multiple applications on a single platform while providing carrier-grade quality for both circuit-switched and IP networks. Through compatibility with IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Versera ICE is the future-proofed application environment for mobile operators, wireline carriers and cable companies.

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