Global Operator Steps into Wireless Zones with Birdstep Technology

10/23/2003 - Birdstep Technology announced an agreement with a major Global operator to deploy Birdstep Technology's IP Zone software at the operator's headquarters. The solution will provide secure wireless access to professionals visiting the operator's headquarters, as well as the operator's employees. The initial agreement is limited in scope and covers deployment at three sites.

The Birdstep Technology IP Zone is designed to provide substantial productivity gains by offering controlled wireless access to the Internet for consultants, customers and partners visiting the corporate site.

Birdstep Wireless Access Software Portfolio consists of the Birdstep IP Zone Server securing access and authentication, the Nomadic Portal enabling local free and billable services, device-independent publication of local information by means of XML structured content and the Billing Abstraction Layer for implementing multiple billing methods. The solution supports high-speed access to information and services to users of PDAs and laptops. Secure and continuous connectivity between WLAN Zones and GSM/GPRS networks will in the future be achieved by means of integrated support for Mobile IP.

"The deployment at this major operator's offices proves that the Birdstep IP Zone software can provide top of the class secure wireless solutions to the enterprise marketplace," says Jorgen Bredesen, CEO of Birdstep Technology.

About Birdstep Technology
Birdstep Technology is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) under ticker 'BIRD'. The company has headquarters in Oslo and Seattle in addition to offices in London, Boston and San Francisco. Birdstep's small footprint, high performance database technologies combined with its wireless roaming and access software enables companies to build innovative solutions for embedded systems and the Mobile Internet. Birdstep makes your information accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device and on any infrastructure. Birdstep's global customers include 3Com (COMS), VERITAS (VRTS), Harman Becker Automotive Systems, HP (HPQ), Accenture (ACN), Telenor (TELN), PCTel (PCTI), Connect One and the National Stock Exchange of India. For more information, visit

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