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Rural Alaska Cellular Operator Awards 3G Network Upgrade to Tecore

Visit Tecore at the Alaska Telephone Association Showcase on October 26-27, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tecore Networks, a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure, announced today that it is expanding the capacity, coverage and capability of the Cordova Wireless network with 3G HSPA service. With this upgrade, Cordova Wireless continues to leverage Tecore’s iCore® platform, facilitate 3G HSPA service, support the existing 2G network, and lay the groundwork for future transition to LTE. The upgrade also includes Tecore’s iNodeB, a scalable access Node delivering megabit speeds for rural broadband access.

“Cordova Wireless has again turned to Tecore to advance the level of service provided to our subscribers”

The Cordova Wireless network expansion and 3G upgrade –facilitated by the scalability of the iCore platform, an all-IP architecture, and the iNodeB –allows Cordova Wireless to continue to deliver high quality services for its subscribers in the rural areas of Cordova, Alaska. It also allows it to maximize revenue from roaming subscribers, while simultaneously rolling out its next-generation network. With integrated media gateway capabilities and a choice of standalone or distributed architectures, Tecore’s iCore platform enables an efficient path to next-generation convergent wireless technologies. Cordova Wireless’ network now has the critical scalability and flexibility it requires to provide state of the art voice and broadband services to Cordova’s rural and remote markets.

“Cordova Wireless has again turned to Tecore to advance the level of service provided to our subscribers,” said Paul Kelly, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Cordova Wireless. “We continually strive to provide our subscribers with the highest quality and the best services available, without having to fall behind in either voice or broadband coverage to urban or highly populated areas.”

“Cordova’s trusted and continued loyalty is testament to Tecore’s ability to consistently deliver the highest level of products and services,” said Jay Salkini, President and CEO of Tecore Networks. “Meeting their requirements across a range of technologies, geographies and subscriber characteristics in order to overcome the challenges of economic conditions and demand for 3G voice and broadband data services, is of the utmost importance to us.”

In support of servicing Cordova Wireless and the state of Alaska, Tecore will be exhibiting at the Alaska Telephone Association Showcase on October 26-27th located at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Tecore executives will welcome visitors to Booth #73 to view next-generation products, including the 3G Rural Village System. They will also demonstrate how Tecore can deliver sophisticated, cost-effective solutions and world-class support as experienced by Cordova Wireless and other major operators in the state.

About Cordova Wireless

Cordova Wireless Communication, Inc. is a wireless services company serving the Prince William Sound region in Alaska since 1996. Cordova Wireless, a subsidiary of Cordova Telephone Cooperative, focuses on providing its Member Owners with affordable state of the art technologies that keep them in pace with their urban counterparts. Cordova Wireless is committed to providing, improving, and expanding high quality and competitively priced communication services in Cordova and the surrounding area of Prince William Sound.

About Tecore Networks

Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G and 4G mobile network infrastructure. Built with the same standards-based voice and data technologies available to global carriers on an IP-based architecture, we have dramatically enhanced functionality while minimizing space requirements, installation time and cost of ownership. We also offer integrated value-added features to enable our customers to increase ARPU and retention. Our solutions include core as well as radio access network infrastructure, supported by state-of-the-art professional services. Founded in 1991, Tecore is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is a three-time winner of the Global Mobile (3GSM) Award. For more information, visit www.tecore.com.

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