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Telepo wins the 2007 European ICT Prize


CeBIT, Hanover, March 16, 2007 -- The Swedish software company Telepo has today won the prestigious 2007 European ICT Grand Prize, also known as EU’s “Nobel Prize” for information and communications technology. The Grand Prize was presented at the CeBIT trade fair by Commissioner Viviane Reading. Telepo was rewarded for its Business Communication Solution, which recently won the GSM Association 2007 Award for best mobile enterprise product.

Two other European companies joined Telepo on the Grand Prize podium: Transitive Corporation from the United Kingdom and Treventus Mechatronics from Austria, each company receiving an award of Euro 200 000.

“I am very pleased to receive the most prominent European technology prize. This is an encouragement for us when developing new converged multimedia solutions that enable business users to be truly mobile. To achieve true mobility, companies need to be able to re-use existing investments and our technology enables them to do that with a fast return on investment”, said Lars-Michaël Paqvalén, CEO of Telepo.

The European ICT prize is organised by the European Commission and the jury selected the winners from a total of 450 companies from 30 countries.


About The European ICT Prize
The European ICT Prize, the EU's own 'Nobel Prize' for innovation in information and communication technologies, is funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme for Research (see IP/06/1590). Since 1995 this has been organised every year by the Commission together with the European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE). The judges are independent experts who recommend the winners and grand prize winners to the Commission. The Executive Jury was chaired this year by Professor Wolfgang Wahlster of Germany.


About Telepo Business Communication Solution 3.0
The Telepo Business Communication Solution 3.0 solves the convergence needs of enterprises with rapidly growing mobile workforces. It extends the range of advanced voice and messaging functions and provides intelligent call control and routing across fixed, IP and mobile devices.

Central to its design is ease of use, with an intuitive user interface and single identity, and that it has been built on Linux and open IETF standards, such as SIP, HTTP and LDAP to offer interoperability with a wide range of endpoint devices, legacy mixed-vendor (PBX) infrastructures and other business applications. This enables a consistent service offering across locations and devices, such as mobile phones, softphones on PC’s, VoIP clients, IP phones and other desktop devices.

The solution is available as stand-alone software for enterprises or as a pay-per-license offering from operators and service providers.


About Telepo
Telepo is the leading provider of enterprise mobility and converged communication solutions for large and medium-sized businesses and service providers worldwide. Its software solution integrates mobile, fixed and IP-based communications networks, delivering true mobility, increased productivity, improved cost control and savings for businesses. Its rapidly expanding client portfolio and partner network includes many FORTUNE 500 companies from Ericsson, Nokia, IBM, Fujitsu, Cisco and Symbian, to Global IP Solutions, with more than 500,000 licenses sold during 2006. More information is available at www.telepo.com.
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