Globe Telecom Selects Polaris Wireless for Location Based Services

Apr 16, 2013

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Mountain View, Calif. — April 16, 2013 — Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications companies and a pioneer in wireless communications in the Philippines, to deploy the OmniLocate universal location platform and refresh Globe Telecom's Location-Based Services (LBS) capability. This contract represents a strategic expansion of Polaris Wireless' business, as Globe Telecom is one of the largest and most innovative wireless operators in the Philippines. Globe Telecom is the fifteenth deployment of the OmniLocate platform outside the US, the fourth in the Asia-Pacific region, and the thirty-ninth worldwide. Polaris Wireless high-accuracy location solutions are a vital tool in enabling location-based services, which, according to market research firm Gartner, are expected to grow to $13.5 billion in revenues by 2015, with the Asia-Pacific market comprising a significant share of that increase.

"We selected Polaris Wireless because of its expertise in location systems and successful track record of deployments across the globe," said Joanne Perez, Product Manager for Enabling Platforms for Globe Telecom. "LBS is a welcome enhancement to existing mobile tracking applications that we want all our Globe subscribers to enjoy. With the LBS platform, subscribers don't need a special device or smartphone to enjoy services such as Friend Finder or Establishment Finder. This allows us to enrich subscriber experience with more location-enabled value-added services that are available on our modernized 2G and 3G network and new LTE network."

OmniLocate is the most cost-effective, quickest time-to-market, software-based wireless location solution in the industry. It is deployed on a standard computer server inside the wireless operator's network. OmniLocate can be configured to include Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLSTM), a patented implementation of the 3GPP standardized RF Pattern-Matching (RFPM) location method, which provides high-accuracy location, especially in urban areas and indoors, which makes it uniquely suitable for the densely-populated Philippines market.

"We are very pleased to be selected by Globe Telecom to deploy the OmniLocate universal location platform," said Sridhar Kolar, Vice President for Asia-Pacific Business Development for Polaris Wireless. "Our deep experience in providing the technology to enable LBS in several countries throughout Asia will directly benefit Globe Telecom subscribers."

OmniLocate enables operators of wireless networks to quickly deploy LBS that offer market-leading services to meet the needs of today's wireless consumer and enterprise subscribers. OmniLocate helps identify the location of any device across 2G (GSM/CDMA), 3G (UMTS/WCDMA) and emerging 4G (LTE) air interfaces. Polaris Wireless provides its customers regular product enhancements and updates, and 24/7 technical and operational support for optimal performance. Polaris Wireless partners with multi-billion dollar global systems integrators able to carry out its deployments in the largest markets in the world.

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About Polaris Wireless
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Polaris Wireless is the global leader in providing high- accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement/government agencies and location-based application companies. Since 2003, Polaris Wireless has successfully completed 39 global deployments – 15 for lawful location surveillance and LBS in Asia and EMEA, and 24 to meet FCC E911 Phase II requirements in the US. The company has offices in Dubai, U.A.E., Bangalore, India, Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile.

Polaris Wireless is the recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan "2011 Enabling Technology of the
Year" award and was named to the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, recognizing the company's accomplishments and leadership in developing location solutions. The company participates in location committees and other groups within the 3GPP and OMA standards setting bodies, and also participates in regulatory and industry bodies related to E911, lawful location surveillance, and location-based services. Polaris Wireless is located at 301 North Whisman Road,

About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/talk2Globe and Facebook: http://facebook.com/GlobePH.

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Becky Obbema
Interprose PR for Polaris Wireless
Email: becky[dot]obbema[at]interprosepr.com
Phone: +1 408 778 2024