Private Mobile Networks Scoops Award

Private Mobile Networks, the UK provider of private GSM network technology, has been recognised by Frost & Sullivan for its 2007 Entrepreneurial Company Award in recognition of its role towards the advancement of private GSM networks in the United Kingdom.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company is given each year to the company that demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in its industry and signifies an identification of a unique and revolutionary product solution with significant market potential.

The PMN solution creates a private GSM network to carry traffic between mobile phones within the coverage area and from mobile phones across wide area or intra-site networks. Intra-site calls avoid incurring mobile operator call charges. The PMN solution provides Voice, SMS and high speed GPRS coverage with full support for both SIP compliant and proprietary PBX’s.

“Ubiquitous connectivity is gaining mindshare in the market [and] several stakeholders are diversifying into this highly promising market opportunity,” comments Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Shomik Banerjee. “PMN has successfully managed to get most of the key elements right. Frost & Sullivan commends the entrepreneurship demonstrated by the team at PMN. It believes that PMN has the capability to grow significantly in this emerging yet highly competitive market,” he adds.

The principal device in PMN’s solution is a Private Mobile eXchange (PMX), which acts as the gateway between the private branch exchange (PBX) and the wireless coverage provided by a Private Mobile Network over GSM.

“The deployment of Private Mobile Network is an area of rapid growth and we welcome the award from Frost & Sullivan which we believe highlights our leadership in this emerging market”, comments Steve Haworth, CEO TeleWare Group plc. “It has been a remarkable two years for us, with PMN moving from concept to product supported by a channel that is starting to expand into Europe and the Middle East,” he said.

“The development of our automatic roaming capability and the inclusion of GPRS support were two major milestones which remove some of the barriers for the adoption of our technology and, based on the number of pilot projects coming to fruition, the next 12 months look to be just as exciting as the last,” Haworth concluded.

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