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SatXpro Partners with Wificom to Strengthen Broadband Offering

SatXpro today announced the selection of Wificom
as their technology partner and the exclusive use of SAB Server as the billing and service management product for its wireless broadband operations.

SatXpro?s target group consists of thousands of locations and companies who cannot be offered connectivity by the traditional transmission techniques. The offerings provided by satellite are of multi-facetted nature including television and radio broadcasting for the consumer public, professional video broadcasting, corporate networks, Internet services and mobile communications.

?To guarantee client satisfaction, SatXpro works with selected partners, all experts in their respective steps of the chain?, said Ralph Edeine, Special Projects Manager of SatXpro. ?Our clients, trusting SatXpro?s strong experience as well as our partner choices, include IBM Global Services, British Telecom, Swisscom, Ski France International and France?s major weather channel (la Chaine Meteo). With SAB Server from Wificom we have found a solid and well-proven billing, roaming and service management technology, well able to serve the needs of our demanding clients.?

Matthieu Merlio, Sales Manager of Wificom commented the deal between the two companies; ?We are proud to be part of SatXpro?s strategic expansion. SatXpro have realised many different types of installations such as connecting exhibitions and events, ski stations, hospitality locations as well as installations of webcams mostly in mountain areas and ski resorts. SatXpro?s confidence in SAB Server to manage the complete range of services they offer gives us yet another proof we have the right product also for a player in the satellite market.?

To date SatXpro operates mainly in France, with several international projects in progress in Europe. SatXpro plans to integrate the SAB Gateway open source code onto its existing hardware as part of the SAB Gateway open source initiative launched by Wificom in early spring 2004.