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[January 17, 2013]

Ascom Network Testing Chosen by Spanish Mobile Operator to Validate and Assure Quality of joyn™Rich Communications Services

RESTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--

Concurrent with the announcement by the GSMA (News - Alert) of nationwide joyn Rich Communications Services in Spain, Ascom Network Testing, the leader in mobile network testing, optimization and benchmarking, today announced that a mobile operator in Spain will be using its TEMS Monitor Master mobile application performance monitoring solution to efficiently deploy and assure service quality for joyn RCS services.

RCS-e is a standard being driven by the GSMA that will enable consumers to have IM, live video sharing and file transfer across any device, on any network, with anyone in their mobile address book. To retain and attract subscribers, carriers will increasingly offer these premium, assured RCS-e services as an alternative to over-the-top (OTT) services.

With GSMA's announcement of joyn service availability, Spain becomes the first country in the world to offer a fully interoperable rich communications solution, supported by Spain's three largest mobile operators: Movistar (Telefonica), Orange and Vodafone (News - Alert). The new joyn services enable customers to chat and enrich messaging or voice calls by exchanging images or video simultaneously during calls, in a private and secure manner, with any member of their contact list that has joyn, regardless of the user's network or mobile device. Additional services such as vice over IP (VoIP) or IP-video calls will be introduced in the near future. These services may be used on both the operators' mobile networks and on Wi-Fi networks.


TEMS Monitor Master allows carriers to monitor and troubleshoot popular applications in order to maintain a guaranteed service level for RSC-e-based messaging, image file transfer and, in the future, video sharing services. This service level guarantee serves as the primary differentiator between carrier-provided and free, 'best-effort' OTT services enabled by smartphone and PC clients.

TEMS Monitor Master is a mobile application performance monitoring solution that wireless carriers around the globe use to test smartphones, modems and simulated user interactions in order to test and measure the performance and availability of application services. Results gathered by TEMS Monitor Master can be automatically imported to TEMS™ Discovery, the industry's leading post-processing and reporting platform, to enable expert engineers to rapidly diagnose and repair service quality issues and managers to track and manage service performance trends.

Ascom (News - Alert) Network Testing is a leader in LTE testing, with its solutions being chosen in 60% of all LTE network deployments worldwide. Ascom's TEMS solutions are at the vanguard of new technology support via the company's long-standing collaboration with leading telecommunications manufacturers and standards organizations. When combined with the company's sustained investment in research and development, customers can be assured that Ascom TEMS solutions will remain at the forefront of evolving multi-vendor, multi-format, multi-environment network testing, optimization and benchmarking.

ABOUT ASCOM NETWORK TESTING

Ascom Network Testing offers the TEMS portfolio, the world's most widely used network testing, monitoring and optimization platform. Ascom Network Testing is a division of Ascom, an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company focuses on the areas of Wireless Solutions (high-value, customer-specific on-site communications solutions) and Network Testing (a global market leader in optimization solutions for mobile networks). The company is headquartered in Switzerland, has subsidiaries in 17 countries and a workforce of some 1,900 employees worldwide. Ascom registered shares (symbol ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (Switzerland).


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