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Bytemobile, Inc. Optimizes Wireless Freeways With IBM BladeCenter

Mobile Solutions Provider Taps IBM to Help Speed Delivery of Data Services to Wireless Subscribers Worldwide

HONG KONG - 03 Dec 2006: ITU Telecom World -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Bytemobile, Inc. has enhanced its existing hardware portfolio with the addition of IBM BladeCenter to help facilitate the deployment of data services for more than 70 mobile network operators worldwide, which serve nearly a billion wireless subscribers. The bladed platform will enable operators to cost-effectively utilize off-the-shelf computing to speed the delivery of data services, including full Internet access, to end users of mass-market mobile devices.

Bytemobile, a leading global provider of dynamic optimization solutions for mobile phone operators, recently expanded its server portfolio to offer its customers greater processor and operating system choices to effectively consolidate multiple, interoperable IP network services on a single blade server platform.

"Our telecommunications technologies and user adoption are advancing rapidly, with more complex IP-based data services such as multimedia and full-HTML web browsing that require more computing power to process than ever before. Therefore, our optimization solutions and the platforms that support them need to keep pace with consumer demand," said Christian Gabetta, senior technical director at Bytemobile, Inc. "By adding the IBM BladeCenter platform for the delivery of Bytemobile solutions, we can better serve our customers with a cost-effective, high-speed, scalable hardware platform that meets their present and future throughput requirements."

Bytemobile selected IBM's BladeCenter system to enhance its current network infrastructure offering. The company chose IBM over competing vendors because of IBM's rock-solid services and support, which gave Bytemobile access to experts who could customize a solution that would meet each customer's heterogeneous environment. The new solution adds IBM's AMD Opteron-based BladeCenter systems running Linux, Microsoft Windows or Sun Solaris 10 operating systems, offering some of the best performance-per-watt ratios in the industry and enabling Bytemobile to easily port existing applications to one scalable data center footprint.

"The telecommunications industry is at a tipping point where operators are clamoring to grow their networks to blend legacy fixed landline services with emerging 3G, WLAN and Wi-Fi technologies," said Jim Pertzborn, vice president, IBM Telecommunications Industry Servers. "Our combined solution with Bytemobile is a stepping stone toward greater collaboration among industry players to ease this transition for operators -- ultimately improving the service that we as consumers use on our mobile devices."

About Bytemobile, Inc.

Bytemobile is the global leader in optimization solutions which simplify, unify and accelerate the delivery of advanced wireless data services to mobile handsets, laptops and PDAs. The company's customers include leading network operators such as Astelit, Centertel, China Mobile, Cingular, KPN, NTT DoCoMo, Nextel, O2, Orange, PTC, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telefónica Móviles, Vodafone, and Willcom. Bytemobile is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company has regional sales and support offices in Uckfield, England; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; and Singapore; and research and development centers in Patras, Greece; Marlborough, Massachusetts; and Champaign, Illinois. To learn more about Bytemobile, visit www.bytemobile.com.

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IBM Media Relations
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vdurani@us.ibm.com

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