Hutchison Essar Expands Use of Schema's GSM Forte Optimisation Solution to Five Additional Circles
7/24/2005

Schema strengthens partnership with Hutchison Essar in India by providing new licenses, professional services and training.

Chennai, July 24, 2005 - Schema, a global provider of industry-leading network optimisation solutions, announced that they have recently received several orders for their GSM Forte optimisation solution from Hutchison Essar in the circles of Chennai, Karnataka, Rajasthan, U.P. (East) and U.P. (West). Following an initial installation in Hutchison Essar's Gujarat circle, this brings up the number of circles in which Schema's GSM Forte optimisation solution has already been implemented to six.

Schema also provided several of the Hutchison Essar circles with premium services that included network optimisation and "on the job training" in order to enable the engineering staff in these circles to maximise the efficiency of Schema's GSM Forte solution. The premium services resulted in enhanced network performance and significant quality improvement.

"We are pleased by the recent order of additional GSM Forte licenses by Hutchison Essar and are happy to be playing a part in helping them maintain consistent network quality", said Andrew Silberstein, Schema COO. "Schema is committed to strengthening its relationship with Hutchison Essar and we will shortly expand this relationship to include additional elements of Schema's product portfolio".

"GSM Forte is a powerful solution, yet simple to learn and easy to use", said Naresh Gupta, Chief Technical Officer, Hutchison Essar. "Our technical RF teams have been quick to adopt the tool and have observed appreciable improvement in network quality after the use of Schema Forte tool for network optimisation."

About GSM Forte
Schema GSM Forte is a highly advanced, user-friendly RF optimisation solution, based on mobile measurements - which are the most accurate, reliable source of information for network modeling. GSM Forte enables mobile carriers to improve and maintain top network performance while increasing user satisfaction. This is achieved by significantly improving voice and data quality, as well as network capacity. These improvements enable operators to utilize existing infrastructure to increase network revenue by avoiding costly investments, while reducing the overhead needed to manage voice and data services on GSM networks.

About Hutch
The Hutchison Group, one of the largest cellular operators in India, is also one of the world`s leading telecommunication companies. Hutchison Telecom is a part of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), a Hong Kong based diversified multinational conglomerate spread across Asia Pacific, Europe and America. It is one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, operates across 42 countries and employs about 170,000 people worldwide. Having started its services back in 1985, Hutchison Telecom is now recognized as one of the leading cellular operators in the world.
The Hutch brand, with its landmark advertising, has established itself as one of the few great brands created in the last decade. For more information about Hutch, visit the company's website at www.hutch.co.in

About Schema
Schema is a global provider of industry-leading network optimisation, simulation and related management solutions for telecom operators. Schema's innovative solutions increase network performance and efficiency, reduce costs and improve network visibility, across voice and data networks. The company has been recognized every year since 2001 by Deloitte and Touche as one of the fastest growing and most innovative high-tech companies in North America, Europe, and Israel.

Schema's solutions are deployed and benchmarked by leading wireless operators worldwide, including Cingular, U.S. Cellular, BellSouth International, Cellcom Greenbay, Hutch India, Peoples PCS of Hong Kong, Sunday HK, Claro Brazil, VimpelCom Russia and Cellcom Israel. For more information about Schema, visit the company's web site at www.schema.com




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