Mobile World Congress Preview (Part II)

Breaking news (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)
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Mobile World Congress is occurring this week in Barcelona. The large presence of healthcare, automotive and consumer goods companies this year points to the expanding role of wireless across industries. This theme can be seen among the Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Export Institute pavilion, which range from healthcare to CRM to satellites. Below is a short description of each:
  • Amos-Spacecom is a satellite company offering global services to mobile operators, ISPs, VSAT, governments, DTH and TV broadcasters. The AMOS-5 satellite, planned for launch in June 2011 to 17°E location, will provide powerful Pan-African C & Ku-band beams over Africa. AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 are already serving Europe and the Middle East. In addition, AMOS-4 and AMOS-6 are scheduled for launch in 2012

  • AtlasCT develops LBS and mapping products for enterprises, developers and consumers.Enterprises incorporate Atlas servers for Maps, Geo-services, GIS and LBS. Developers use Atlas'' cloud-based API''s and tools. In addition, Atlas created consumer applications including GPS Navigation, Social Location Sharing and Child Tracking. Customers include Nokia, Yellow Pages and Dunn & Bradstreet

  • Bit2Go creates middleware for carriers to integrate mobile and online experiences. This includes three products for Orange Israel- friends2go (for Facebook) Twich (Twitter) and Bit2cell- a white label toolbar to deliver web content and video to any mobile via one click

  • BoomeRing provides converged communication software to enterprises, fixed-line and alternative operators. This includes a free Roaming tool for fixed-line operators in Amos-Spacecom is a satellite company offering global services to mobile operators, ISPs, VSAT, governments, DTH and TV broadcasters. The AMOS-5 satellite, planned for launch in June 2011 to 17°E location, will provide powerful Pan-African C & Ku-band beams over Africa. AMOS-2 and AMOS-3 are already serving Europe and the Middle East. In addition, AMOS-4 and AMOS-6 are scheduled for launch in 2012 more than 150 countries, allowing them to terminate inbound and outbound calls while integrating mobile, VoIP and fixed communications

  • Ceedo develops and markets virtualization software that allows fixed and mobile operators to deliver Windows software such as Office, email and backup applications to subscribers’ PCs through the cloud or on laptops, netbooks or cellular modems, without IT infrastructure. The company was a Finalist in the TechCrunch40 Awards

  • CellGuide is a fabless semiconductor company, focusing on location and navigation solutions, and providing multi-beacon positioning solutions for consumer devices. CellGuide’s embedded GNSS solutions is being used for wireless and other mass-market consumer devices

  • Cellint provides worldwide road traffic information by tracking anonymous mobile phones in vehicles. Based on this data, Cellint also develops a variety of end-user subscription applications. The platform is used by cellular operators to provide road traffic information services and optimize RF performance

  • Comarcom offers its patented Vega antennas for cellular base stations. This unique family of high gain, narrow beam, dual polarization antennas is designed to enable cellular operators to extend and improve coverage to areas that are difficult to service

  • Craze Digital has one of the larger music video catalaogs for online and mobile music. The library specializes in exclusive licenses of Hip Hop music artists, garnering over 3 million daily views and up to 45 million daily minutes viewed

  • SlideIT with more than two million users worldwide, is a simplified means to enter text on touch screen devices. The solution combines sliding with tapping, while predicting desired words at the same time as you slide. SlideIT is available as a free download for Android, iOS, Windows and Symbian

  • Discretix platform and content protection allow service providers to securely deploy premium content across smart devices. Discretix solutions are field-proven in millions of devices, across all platforms and operating systems. The company works with large operators and OEMs such as NTT DoCoMo and Samsung

  • Eurotech develops telecom gateway solutions, especially VoIP and SIM server systems. The company offers to system integrators, corporations, small businesses and SOHOs a line of products that interconnect with GSM/CDMA/UMTS cellular networks.The company has more than 500,000 voice ports deployed worldwide

  • Feedbox uses a proprietary cellular platform to measure customer experience at the point of contact. The company offers a range of consoles used by retailers, restaurants and other service providers to provide real-time customer feedback from multiple locations. Current customers include retail, restaurant, fitness and banking chains with a national footprint

  • FibroLAN provides Fiber-Optic Networking for carriers, service providers and mobile operators. The company’s focus is Carrier Access solutions, including mobile backhaul. The company has OEM / reseller agreements with Nokia Siemens and others

  • Flash Networks provides mobile Internet tools for operators to manage and monetize their mobile Internet traffic. Customers include O2, Orange, SingTel, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telenor, Verizon and Vodafone

  • GSTAT creates analytical and data mining solutions to support automatic decision makingOur advanced analytical solutions maximize customers’ ARPU by increasing customers’ share-of wallet (cross/up-sell recommendations) and by optimizing the retention process. Customers include Citi, Bank Hapoalim, ICQ and Cellcom

  • IXI provides complete mobile email and messaging solutions for the enterprise segment and for MVNOs. The IXI end-to-end platform comprises mobile applications (Symbian and Android platforms) and messaging

  • Logia manages operators’ application stores and content strategy including content aggregation, carrier in-app billing, store fronts as well as an end-to-end white label application store. Logia has more than 50 mobile operator customers worldwide, including Telefonica, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance, Smart, Turkcell and Cellcom

  • Media Market is a mobile content provider with a supporting messaging gateway platform. Their mobile content subscription services deliver unlimited Trivia and Tips, while allowing end-users to win prizes. The company licenses their mobile service delivery platform to MNOs, aggregators and content providers

  • MailVision ( provides mobile SIP clients for all major Smartphone platforms. Operators are able to increase network capacity for roaming users and offload VoIP to WiFi and 3G data networks MailVision works with customers such as Motorola, Intel and Cellcom

  • Mer Telecom provides end-to-end wireless infrastructure systems integration for operators in developing markets. This includes network planning, site design, manufacture, supply and erection of towers, site construction, equipment installation, network optimization and site control and management

  • MIND provides convergent, real-time mediation, rating, end-to-end billing and customer care services forMobile, Wireline, VoIP and Quad-play carriers worldwide. Mind is also a developer of call management systems. Customers include H3G Italy, Cable & Wireless, SingTel, HSBC, Renault, NATO, PCW, European Parliament, BMW, Nestle and UPS

  • MobiApp Technologies offers free-to-user mobile technology for indoor, location-based social network or retail applications where GPS is not effective. The product is independent of the mobile operator, allowing them to offer a variety of social applications via the mobile internet, supported by LBS Advertising

  • Optiway offers single optical fiber solutions for network operators, telecom integrators and property owners to extend coverage and provide in-building cellular communication. Multiplexing sources on the same single-fiber-platform, using different standards for single or multi-operators, helps simplify design and reduce project costs

  • Origin GPS is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of advanced small-sized GPS modules and GPS antenna modules. The product line focuses on the M2M industry and handheld mobile devices.Their GPS receiver modules with built-in antenna serve device markets where smallest modules and performance are critical

  • Phonaris provides a comprehensive cloud-based solution for enterprise IT departments to manage and support their employees’ smartphones and tablets. It enables full remote control, deployment of settings, apps and security policies to groups as well as cost control measures

  • Pic2world provides customers with three products for smartphones: a commercial tour guide, tour contents exchange community, and automatic tour photo naming management. The company is partnering with TripAdvisor and other travel related customers

  • QuadManage designs, develops, and deploys mediation products that bridge multiple core telecom networks. These help operators provide accurate and efficient data for OSS/BSS and management functions in pre-IMS and IMS environments. Customers include Telefonica, Bezeq and Intel

  • RADWIN delivers wireless connectivity solutions in the sub-6GHz domain that improve performance for broadband access, backhaul connectivity, private networks and specialized broadband mobility applications

  • RCS is the world''s largest online trader of cell phones, digital cameras and portable electronics. They recently began trading laptops, computers and computer components. The company manages a network of buyers and sellers utilizing RCS'' trading platform, with operations in 128 countries and hundreds of deals completed daily

  • Runcom provides 4G mobile and fixed WiMAX and LTE end-to-end solutions. This includes chipsets for user terminals and base stations, a variety of indoor/outdoor CPEs, base stations, ASN GTWY, NOC and vertical solutions.Runcom has more than 250,000 BWA terminal and 3,000 Base station deployments

  • Saguna develops a mobile Content Delivery Network (mCDN) that reduces content transport cost by approximately 70 percent while maintaining carrier-grade user experience and service delivery standards.The system creates a storage overlay inside the RAN and automatically brings the most used content as close as possible to the user

  • Screenovate extends the smartphone experience into other platforms, including TV, automobile and PC. Screenovate''s first product is Smart TV - a carrier branded alternative to Google / Apple TV, connected to the TV via HDMI. It communicates with the smartphone via Wi-Fi and beams the smartphone onto the TV

  • SerVision manufactures high performance digital video recorders and remote video transmission systems for the security and transportation sectors. Their security communications expertise includes video transmission over cellular networks and mobile CCTV, having deployments with GE, Siemens and others

  • Skiller’s mobile multiplayer gaming platform for skill games lets users play and interact using a variety of social features. Virtual currency allows users to buy virtual goods in the app store. Developer tools permit social and multiplayer features in 3rd-party games, including virtual currency and goods

  • TechnoSpin develops and manufacturers small wind turbines (up to 20 kW) that provide significant energy cost savings for telecom base stations. The company has several successful installations worldwide on top of telecom towers, partnering withTelefonica, Nokia Siemens and Safaricom (Kenya)

  • Telco Systems’ mobile backhaul products help operators evolve transport networks into service-assured Carrier Ethernet networks supporting Ethernet OAM, synchronization interworking and standardized circuit emulation. Customers include Time Warner, BT, Telefonica and NTT

  • TeleMessage (delivers text, voice, video and multimedia messages to and from any communication device: SMS, MMS, video, voice, fax and email. Their three product lines are SMS to Voice, PC to Mobile, and Messaging Gateway. Customers includeVerizon, Sprint, Telstra and T-Mobile

  • 3GVision provides mobile barcode services, using the camera phone to scan 1D/2D barcodes. The i-nigma platform helps create, manage and track barcode services. i-nigma is deployed at hundreds of enterprises and installed in over 200 million mobile devices

  • TodaCell is a fully-managed, premium mobile ad network for Smartphones and high-end, display devices.  The company works with mobile operators in North America and Europeas well as mobile marketing and advertising agencies

  • TriPlay has a three screen media delivery platform for sharing personal digital content (e.g., videos, images, music and text) across multiple devices. TriPlay’s platform allows users to send and receive any digital data anywhere in the world from any online device. They are working with Pelephone (Israel) and Deutsche Telekom

  • WaveIP develops point-to-point and point-to-multipoint broadband wireless solutions. Optimized for backhaul and HLS applications, WipAir addresses key carrier grade radio parameters: High net throughput of 270 Mbps, 1msec latency, 50,000 PPS delivery, RF interference robustness and time synchronization

  • Waze is a free navigation application allowing commuters to use turn-by-turn, crowd-sourced navigation with real-time traffic updates and a variety of fun social and gaming elements

  • Wireless Links addresses the fleet management, asset tracking and dispatch markets. Key features include in-vehicle WiFi / GPRS wireless router, signature capture with 97% compression and 5 year standard-battery operating life