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mobilkom austria group Speeds Entry Into Emerging Markets Using TIBCO SOA
May 15, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


VIENNA, Austria, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that mobilkom austria group (mag) set a new benchmark for the mobile phone sector, establishing mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) covering Serbia and Macedonia in just six months using an enterprise service bus based on TIBCO software.

The previously unheard-of timescales were made possible through the use of standardised functionality from back-office mag billing and CRM systems, located in different parts of Europe, that were reused for the new MVNOs.

"TIBCO clearly demonstrated that they understand our business needs, which is important when you are trying to do something on the scale that we are," said Dipl.-Ing. Christian Ladstatter, Head of Enterprise architecture at mobilkom austria, currently deputy IT at mdc in Belarus. "TIBCO was chosen because of its credentials and industry experience as a technology provider to the telco sector."

The ambitious rollout involved 30 different projects across IT and business support systems and 150 project team members across four mobilkom austria group companies, with the ultimate goal being that any operating company should be able to reuse services from another company. A revolutionary architectural approach was adopted, built on a single transport mechanism, TIBCO's enterprise service bus, and supporting loosely coupled services, with real-time monitoring and management of processes at a local service instance level.

Fabio Pulidori, senior vice president for EMEA at TIBCO, said: "mobilkom austria group's model of standardisation and reuse of technology provides a roadmap for how successful telcos will be able to rapidly take advantage of emerging markets and new capabilities. TIBCO's expertise and technology will continue playing a key role in improving the agility and time to market that innovative companies need."

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mobilkom austria group Q4/2007

The mobilkom austria group is represented in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, including mobilkom austria in Austria, Vipnet in Croatia, Mobiltel in Bulgaria, Si.mobil in Slovenia, mobilkom liechtenstein in Liechtenstein, Vip mobile in Serbia, Vip operator in Macedonia and MDC in Belarus. Almost 6,500 employees serve 14,8 million customers. In the 2006 business year the mobilkom austria group generated revenues of EUR 2,902.6 million and EBITDA of EUR 1,175.4 million. The mobilkom austria group stands for progress: The world's first launch of GPRS in Austria in 2000, one of Europe's first commercial UMTS network in Austria in 2003, the introduction of EDGE technology as the first company in Slovenia in 2003 and the first to market introduction of HSDPA in the UMTS network by mobilkom austria in Austria underscore the group's leadership in innovations and technology. The know-how transfer among the companies and markets allows a rapid development and implementation of all products and services throughout the entire group.

More about mobilkom austria and the mobilkom austria group is available at www.mobilkomaustria.com

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