Irish mobile tech firms give the right signals at CTIA Wireless

25 Mar 2010

Ireland is the 10th largest investor in the States, with cumulative investment of €33bn so far it emerged yesterday as some 26 Irish telecoms and wireless tech firms showcased their latest technologies at the CTIA Wireless Conference in Las Vegas.

At the Ireland Pavilion (Central Hall, Booth #1727), Altobridge, Accuris, Benetel, FeedHenry, Fifth Province Ventures, Mingoa, NewBay Software, Openet, Tango Telecom, and showcased technology firsts for the market. 

“The connection between Ireland and the US continues to grow, as more and more Irish companies launch technologies for the US market,” said David Smith, senior vice-president (telecoms) at Enterprise Ireland.

“Ireland is the 10th largest investor in the USA, with the US government showing cumulative Irish investment at over $33 billion.

“The technology here at CTIA is truly ground-breaking and represents the cutting edge of innovation for the wireless and telecoms market.”

The following companies announced breaking news from the CTIA show floor:

Benetel, the wireless design and test company, announced today that it has launched the BTS-114, the first Femtocell mass production test system which can test four femtocell units in parallel enabling OEM’s and femtocell manufacturers to double test through-put compared to existing production systems.

With Benetel’s unique test strategy, OEM unit test costs can be driven down without compromising on network operator test requirements.

FeedHenry, the cloud-based solution for building and deploying cross-platform apps, launched the first end-to-end, cloud-based solution for extending business and telecoms applications across iPhone, Android, web and social media sites. FeedHenry solves an acute market problem where enterprises are looking for ways to reach out to customers and businesses with compelling mobile applications.

A carrier-grade development environment enables enterprises to build applications and services, complete with access to an ecosystem of developers and readily available apps, without having to invest in new hardware or software.

FeedHenry, also announced that three new developers – NowCasting, Beehive and Terminal Four – are extending their existing products into the mobile and social domains by building new apps on the FeedHenry platform.

At CTIA Altobridge, the leading provider of wireless solutions for remote enterprises and communities, will be highlighting the company’s industry leading core technologies and their use in remote community, secure government network and emergency service applications around the world.  A Compact All-IP GSM Network Solution will be on display at CTIA, the first US show since their recent strategic acquisition.

Acision announced that it has more than a 60pc market share of total mobile subscriptions in the US, as of end-4Q09, as calculated by Informa Telecoms & Media, further highlighting Acision’s global leadership in mobile messaging and data services.

NewBay, the leader in converged digital lifestyle services, today announced its LifeCache Developer Program, designed to maximise user experience innovation. The program reduces the time and risk involved in developing digital lifestyle services and cloud-based solutions across multiple screens including handsets, desktops, TV, game consoles and set-top boxes. The LifeCache Developer Program uniquely establishes a user content ecosystem optimised to provide a powerful development environment for operators, OEM partners, user interface developers and social networks.

Other companies attending CTIA:

Tango Telecom, a leading provider of advanced messaging, real-time charging and policy control solutions to deliver advances voice, SMS and data;

Accuris Networks, a leading provider of mobile roaming inter-working, convergence and device management solutions;

Fifth Province Ventures, an Irish company that incubates and prototypes innovative technology concepts to make them credible and engaging to potential investment;

Mingoa, which provides Ethernet OAM hardware accelerators. The first product, MetRoam, detects faults and measures performance on Ethernet networks, supporting 802.1ag and Y.1731;, which provides a multi-platform application and service that helps protect and recover mobile phones in the event they are lost or stolen.

By John Kennedy


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years