Globe Telecom Selects Polaris Wireless OmniLocate Platform for Location-Based Services

  Globe Telecom Selects Polaris Wireless OmniLocate Platform for
  Location-Based Services

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- April 16, 2013

Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless
location solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Globe
Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications companies and a pioneer in
wireless communications in the Philippines, to deploy the OmniLocate universal
location platform and refresh Globe Telecom’s Location-Based Services (LBS)
capability. This contract represents a strategic expansion of Polaris
Wireless’ business, as Globe Telecom is one of the largest and most innovative
wireless operators in the Philippines. Globe Telecom is the fifteenth
deployment of the OmniLocate platform outside the US, the fourth in the
Asia-Pacific region, and the thirty-ninth worldwide. Polaris Wireless
high-accuracy location solutions are a vital tool in enabling location-based
services, which, according to market research firm Gartner, are expected to
grow to $13.5 billion in revenues by 2015, with the Asia-Pacific market
comprising a significant share of that increase.

“We selected Polaris Wireless because of its expertise in location systems and
successful track record of deployments across the globe,” said Joanne Perez,
Product Manager for Enabling Platforms for Globe Telecom. “LBS is a welcome
enhancement to existing mobile tracking applications that we want all our
Globe subscribers to enjoy. With the LBS platform, subscribers don't need a
special device or smartphone to enjoy services such as Friend Finder or
Establishment Finder. This allows us to enrich subscriber experience with more
location-enabled value-added services that are available on our modernized 2G
and 3G network and new LTE network.”

OmniLocate is the most cost-effective, quickest time-to-market, software-based
wireless location solution in the industry. It is deployed on a standard
computer server inside the wireless operator’s network. OmniLocate can be
configured to include Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLS^TM), a
patented implementation of the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern-Matching (RFPM)
location method, which provides high-accuracy location, especially in urban
areas and indoors, which makes it uniquely suitable for the densely-populated
Philippines market.

“We are very pleased to be selected by Globe Telecom to deploy the OmniLocate
universal location platform,” said Sridhar Kolar, Vice President for
Asia-Pacific Business Development for Polaris Wireless. “Our deep experience
in providing the technology to enable LBS in several countries throughout Asia
will directly benefit Globe Telecom subscribers.”

OmniLocate enables operators of wireless networks to quickly deploy LBS that
offer market-leading services to meet the needs of today’s wireless consumer
and enterprise subscribers. OmniLocate helps identify the location of any
device across 2G (GSM/CDMA), 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) and emerging 4G (LTE) air
interfaces. Polaris Wireless provides its customers regular product
enhancements and updates, and 24/7 technical and operational support for
optimal performance. Polaris Wireless partners with multi-billion dollar
global systems integrators able to carry out its deployments in the largest
markets in the world.

About Polaris Wireless

Polaris Wireless provides high-accuracy, software-based wireless location
solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement/government agencies and
location-based application companies. Since 2003, Polaris Wireless has
successfully completed 39 global deployments – 15 for lawful location
surveillance and LBS in Asia and EMEA, and 24 to meet FCC E911 Phase II
requirements in the US. The company has offices in Dubai, U.A.E., Bangalore,
India, Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile.

Polaris Wireless is the recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan “2011
Enabling Technology of the Year” award and was named to the 2012 Inc. 5000
list of fastest-growing private companies, recognizing the company’s
accomplishments and leadership in developing location solutions. The company
participates in location committees and other groups within the 3GPP and OMA
standards setting bodies, and also participates in regulatory and industry
bodies related to E911, lawful location surveillance, and location-based
services. For more information about Polaris Wireless, please visit
http://www.polariswireless.com.

About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the
Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire
suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data
connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala
Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country
and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow us on
Twitter: http://twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook:
http://facebook.com/GlobePH.

Contact:

Interprose PR for Polaris Wireless
Becky Obbema, +1 408-778-2024
becky[dot]obbema[at]interprosepr.com
 
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