GSM Forte utilizes mobile measurements to provide rapid and accurate automatic GSM RF optimization, to position wireless carrier to deliver unparalleled quality of service
Hong Kong - November 16, 2004 - Schema, a global provider of industry-leading network optimization, simulation and related management solutions, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent with China Resources Peoples Telephone Company ("PEOPLES") Limited (SEHK:0331) to deploy Schema's GSM Forte automatic RF optimization solution to enable PEOPLES to increase network capacity and service quality. Schema will be at 3G World Congress in Hong Kong, November 15-19, booth #1513
Under the agreement, Schema will deploy its GSM Forte system in PEOPLES' Hong Kong market. GSM Forte, a highly advanced, automatic RF optimization solution, will enable PEOPLES to realize more voice and data services revenue and increase user satisfaction while curbing additional Capex and Opex expenditures by significantly improving network quality and capacity.
"PEOPLES is pleased to partner with Schema on this wireless technology solution," said Sean Lee, CTO for PEOPLES. "Our company is committed to providing unparalleled service to our customers. Schema's GSM Forte will assist us in providing our subscribers with the best service available, while improving our network efficiency, and position PEOPLES for future growth."
"Schema's GSM Forte Solution will supply PEOPLES with the superior service quality it strives to provide to its subscribers, without having to add physical infrastructure, and with unprecedented, but demonstrated capital efficiency," said Clifford Shao, Schema VP Asia Pacific. "Our new GSM Forte product effectively solves existing and emerging problems for a mature technology by utilizing mobile measurements in a new, innovative way. Forte's design demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the engineering workflows, making this an optimization solution that improves network performance on a consistent and on-going basis. We look forward to providing PEOPLES with the ability to deliver unparalleled quality of service to its Hong Kong market."
About China Resources
Peoples Telephone Company Limited
China Resources Peoples Telephone Company Limited is the first PCS operator to launch service in Hong Kong since its inception in January 1997. Operating under the brand name "PEOPLES", the Company is committed to substantiate its service pledge "PEOPLES We Care" by putting customer needs at top priority and making sure the new services cater for their specific needs.
China Resources Peoples Telephone Company Limited (SEHK:0331) has been publicly listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since 1 April 2004. Major shareholders include China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited (47.5%) and Onwel Capital Company Limited (15.7%).
Schema is a global provider to telecom operators of industry-leading network optimization, simulation and related planning solutions that increase network performance and efficiency, reduce costs and improve network visibility, across voice and data networks. The company has been recognized 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 Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, U.S. Cellular, BellSouth International, Cellcom Greenbay, Cellcom Israel and Pelephone Israel. For more information about Schema, visit the company's web site at www.schema.com