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KORE Telematics Deploys Cisco ASR to Scale Service to Millions of Wireless Devices

Posted by Alex Brisbourne on May 28, 2010
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Solution Helps Wireless Network Provider Respond to Increasing Bandwidth Applications in the Rapidly Growing M2M Market

SAN JOSE, Calif., and ALPHARETTA, Ga.- May 26, 2010—Cisco today announced that KORE Telematics, the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider specializing exclusively in the rapidly expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market, has deployed the Cisco® ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to support its continued growth.

ABI Research forecasts that the mobile M2M connectivity market will grow from 58 million connections globally in 2008 to approximately 225 million in 2014, a compound annual growth rate of about 25 percent.

KORE is at the forefront of the M2M growth market, currently delivering service to more than 600 application providers, powering diverse applications ranging from asset management to vehicle location, utility metering and payment processing. Now, 3G applications, including video surveillance and router-backup services, are gaining ground. The KORE GSM network spans more than 93 percent of the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean, with more than 50,000 cell sites and more than 400 roaming partners in 220 countries worldwide. A network with high availability and resiliency is therefore crucial to providing customers with unmatched connectivity.

"Fundamentally, the network is our business, so we must ensure that it will handle everything our growing business throws at it, while providing the proverbial five 9s of reliability," said Alex Brisbourne, president and chief operating officer, KORE Telematics. "The carrier-class Cisco ASR 1000, with its high availability and redundancy, provided the ideal foundation for us to scale our business. This platform -- together with our proven experience in integrating our network directly into partners' M2M applications, delivering business-class networks that provide unparalleled connectivity, and providing customer-directed and customer-driven services – will transform our business."

Compugen, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, deployed Cisco's ASR 1000 Series routers to help enable KORE to rapidly scale its business to support more than 11 million wireless devices while delivering high reliability, network redundancy and superior system performance.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series, powered by the industry's first scalable and programmable application-aware network, the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor, delivers security services, quality of service, Cisco Network Based Application Recognition (NBAR), Cisco IOS® Flexible Packet Matching (FPM), broadband aggregation and Cisco Unified Border Element with wire speeds up to 20 gigabits per second.

"We are delighted that KORE has chosen the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network and the Cisco ASR 1000 as the foundation of its mobile virtual network operator business," said Mark Kummer, vice president, service provider, Cisco Canada. "The fact that KORE adopted this technology underscores Cisco's principle that the network is at the core of communications and demonstrates the extraordinary potential for organizations to rapidly expand their business when supported by technology that is highly reliable and resilient."

"We are pleased to be able to help leading technology service providers such as KORE Telematics provide high-availability solutions to its customers," said Harry Zarek, president and chief executive officer, Compugen Inc. "This is a fantastic example of specialists within KORE, Cisco and Compugen coming together to design and deliver a robust solution."

About Compugen
Compugen is Canada's largest privately owned IT solution provider providing a comprehensive portfolio of sales and support services across Canada. Compugen's experienced team of IT professionals helps mid-sized and large corporations and governments with enterprise-level solutions that address business requirements through an integrated approach across technology platforms. For complete information on Compugen, please visit http://www.compugen.com.

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About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly-expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering and dozens of other M2M applications. KORE's long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.