Aricent’s Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) Receives a 2011 Mobility Tech Zone Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award

ISS accelerates time to market by up to 85%, while providing cost savings of up to 80% for network equipment manufacturers

East Brunswick, NJ, November 14, 2011—Aricent, a global innovation and technology services company, today announced that Mobility Tech Zone, a global, integrated media site dedicated to mobility and communications sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media, has presented Aricent’s Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) software framework with a 2011 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award.

Aricent has continued to evolve its industry-leading Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) platform to address the need to operators who are currently under tremendous strain to meet the mobile broadband challenge. ISS is a comprehensive, feature-rich software product for developing a wide range of Intelligent Ethernet switching applications—from entry level, fixed-port fast Ethernet switches and modular gigabit stackable switches to carrier class metro, data center as well as industrial switching solutions.

A field-proven software product, ISS has become an integral component of more than 100 commercial products developed by leading telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs). ISS offers complete Layer 2/3/4 switching functionality and line rate performance.

“Aricent has demonstrated achievements in advancing wireless and providing genuine solutions in the marketplace. ISS is impressive and its customers have experienced success from employing its wireless backhaul technologies,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media

“Telecom equipment manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to deliver high-quality wireless backhaul solutions quickly and efficiently. Our proven ISS software framework accelerates time to market by up to 85%, while providing significant cost savings of up to 80%,” said Rajesh Kumar Sundarajan, assistant vice president of product line management at Aricent. “It is an honor to receive this award from Mobility Tech Zone in recognition of our leadership in delivering compelling software solutions that help telecom equipment manufacturers to compete more effectively.”

“It is a pleasure to present Aricent with a Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award. The Intelligent Switching Solution has impressed our panel of judges by proving its superior capabilities. I look forward to seeing more innovation from them in the future,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2011 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award winners will be published in the November 2011 Mobility Tech Zone e-newsletter and posted on the Mobility Tech Zone site.

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About Aricent
Aricent is a strategic business unit of the Aricent Group. The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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About Mobility Tech Zone
Mobility Tech Zone is the mobile broadband industry’s information source for breaking news, analysis, product information, strategies and developments for mobility and communications professionals. Mobility Tech Zone is an expansion of 4G Wireless Evolution and is powered by TMCnet, the World’s leading communications and technology website serving nearly 2 million unique visitors monthly.

Mobility Tech Zone is sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media and complements the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference. The site promises to deliver in-depth perspective in the ever evolving mobile marketplace and focuses on the innovators, the companies and the technologies driving the mobile industry forward. The site reports on carrier and operator news and the latest technology and market trends.

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Sara Munday
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Marketing
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