8/5/2003 - OSDL, a global consortium of leading technology companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux, announced that Ulticom Inc. (NASDAQ: ULCM), a leading provider of telecommunications signaling software, has joined OSDL with a focus on Carrier Grade Linux (CGL).
Ulticom provides signaling software enabling mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services within wireline, wireless and IP networks. Ulticom's Signalware products exceed 1600 successful deployments, by more than 300 service providers, in over 100 countries around the world. Signalware provides the critical signaling foundation for network communications that enables vital services such as global roaming, voice and text messaging, prepaid wireless and location based services. Incorporating SS7, SIGTRAN and SIP protocols, Signalware offers scalability, global interoperability, fault tolerance, carrier-grade reliability and standards-based APIs on open computing platforms.
"We are excited to join OSDL and partner with them on critical industry initiatives such as Carrier Grade Linux," said Osman Duman, Vice President of Marketing at Ulticom. "Many of our customers and partners work with OSDL and together we have the opportunity to help ensure that Linux solutions meet the demanding needs of telecommunication networks."
"Ulticom supports customers around the world with its signaling software and we're pleased to have their expertise in working towards Carrier Grade Linux-based telecommunications solutions," said Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL. "As the telecommunications industry moves more of its products to run on Linux, there is an increasing need for an organization like OSDL to bring all the interested parties together to develop a common technical strategy to accelerate the adoption of Linux in telecommunication networks."
About Ulticom, Inc.
Ulticom provides service-enabling signaling software for wireless, wireline and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used by the telecommunication industry's leading equipment and service providers worldwide to deploy mobility, location, payment, switching, and messaging services. Publicly traded on NASDAQ, Ulticom is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit, http://www.ulticom.com/.
About the Open Source Development Lab
OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in 2000 and supported by a global consortium of IT industry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organization that provides state-of the-art computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. OSDL sponsors include Alcatel, Cisco, Computer Associates, Dell, Ericsson, Force Computers, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Linuxcare, Miracle Linux Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, MontaVista Software, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Red Hat, SuSE, TimeSys, Toshiba, Transmeta Corporation, Ulticom and VA Software. Visit OSDL on the Web at www.osdl.org.
OSDL is a trademark of Open Source Development Labs, Inc. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.
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