WaterCove Networks Executive Examines Limitations of Wireless Industry Standards and the Impact on Emerging Mobile Data Services at IEEE 2001

-- Communications Industry's Top Technologists Convene in Boston --



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from WaterCove Networks, Inc.

    CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WaterCove Networks, Inc., a
 leading developer of next-generation wireless data networking infrastructure,
 today announced that Mark Tubinis, Vice President Development and Founder, is
 delivering a Technical Session at next week's IEEE Intelligent Network 2001
 Workshop which will explore the importance of converging key information from
 traditional voice and next-generation wireless technologies to unlock the
 potential of mobile data services.
     The IEEE Communications Society's Intelligent Networks Workshop 2001 will
 take place May 6-9, 2001 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.  Mark
 Tubinis will conduct this Technical Session, "Converging IN and AAA Systems to
 Unlock the Potential of Mobile Data," on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.
 
     Converging Wireless Technologies for Mobile Data Services
     Mark Tubinis will discuss how emerging 3G and 2.5G mobile data networking
 standards provide the framework for improved handling of packet data in
 tomorrow's wireless networks.  The challenge is that the standards are limited
 in guiding the implementation of services that optimize the benefits of an
 always on, everywhere Internet experience.  Mark Tubinis will demonstrate the
 importance of combining the strength of traditional Intelligent Networking
 systems' information elements with information available from Internet
 Authentication, Authorization and Accounting domains.
     The problems surrounding scaling new mobile data services to millions of
 users while maintaining high growth of voice services will be evaluated during
 the session.  The issues associated with provisioning, and operating mixed
 2.5 G and 3G networks will be discussed in the light of the proposed industry
 solution using the mobile data and IN interworking.  Implications on service
 performance, flexibility and robustness will also be reviewed.  Case studies
 will be presented that look at specific examples highlighting the importance
 of converging these key information domains.
     Prior to founding WaterCove Networks, Mark Tubinis was CTO of Summa Four
 where he actively participated in the partnership between Bellcore and
 industry in setting AIN Release 0.1 and 1.0 requirements.  At Summa Four, he
 pioneered open switching technologies that were incorporated into IN equipment
 from Lucent, IBM, UNISYS, and Bellcore.  Summa Four SDS-1000 systems are in
 operation around the globe providing the glue for many IN applications.  After
 Summa Four, Mark Tubinis was President and CTO of Innovative Telecom
 Corporation where he deployed an ad hoc IN network, the inTELEcash(TM)
 network, based on Excel Switching Gear and IBM servers in 18 cities
 interconnected via Wilpak Frame Relay.  Mark Tubinis holds a BSEE from Boston
 University and an MS EECS from M.I.T.  He has been a member of IEEE since
 1981.
 
     IEEE Intelligent Network 2001 Workshop
     IN2001 is a forum for Industry and Academia to share information about
 ongoing and future efforts in the area of Intelligent Networks (IN).  From
 service viewpoints, IN concepts and architecture are entering IP networks and
 3G mobile communications networks.  The IN workshop covers IN service concepts
 as applied in PSTN/SS7 networks, IN evolution towards TINA, and IN in IP and
 Wireless networks.  The theme of the IN2001 workshop is "Intelligence in Next-
 Generation Networks."
     For more information regarding IN2001 or to register to attend, go to
 www.comsoc.org/IN2001/.
 
     About WaterCove Networks
     WaterCove Networks, headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, was founded in 2000
 and is privately held.  WaterCove Networks develops next-generation networking
 equipment for wireless service providers looking to rapidly deploy mobile data
 services within their existing infrastructure and accelerate the rollout of
 personalized content and services using mobile appliances. The founding team
 combines extensive experience in the mobile wireless, data networking and
 telecommunication equipment industries.  WaterCove Networks has received
 funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Comdisco
 Ventures, inOvate Communications Group, Orange Ventures, and Sprout Group.
 Additional company information can be found at www.watercove.com.
 
     Note: WaterCove is a trademark of WaterCove Networks. All other trademarks
 are properties of their respective owners.
 
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    CHELMSFORD, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WaterCove Networks, Inc., a
 leading developer of next-generation wireless data networking infrastructure,
 today announced that Mark Tubinis, Vice President Development and Founder, is
 delivering a Technical Session at next week's IEEE Intelligent Network 2001
 Workshop which will explore the importance of converging key information from
 traditional voice and next-generation wireless technologies to unlock the
 potential of mobile data services.
     The IEEE Communications Society's Intelligent Networks Workshop 2001 will
 take place May 6-9, 2001 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA.  Mark
 Tubinis will conduct this Technical Session, "Converging IN and AAA Systems to
 Unlock the Potential of Mobile Data," on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 8:30 a.m.
 
     Converging Wireless Technologies for Mobile Data Services
     Mark Tubinis will discuss how emerging 3G and 2.5G mobile data networking
 standards provide the framework for improved handling of packet data in
 tomorrow's wireless networks.  The challenge is that the standards are limited
 in guiding the implementation of services that optimize the benefits of an
 always on, everywhere Internet experience.  Mark Tubinis will demonstrate the
 importance of combining the strength of traditional Intelligent Networking
 systems' information elements with information available from Internet
 Authentication, Authorization and Accounting domains.
     The problems surrounding scaling new mobile data services to millions of
 users while maintaining high growth of voice services will be evaluated during
 the session.  The issues associated with provisioning, and operating mixed
 2.5 G and 3G networks will be discussed in the light of the proposed industry
 solution using the mobile data and IN interworking.  Implications on service
 performance, flexibility and robustness will also be reviewed.  Case studies
 will be presented that look at specific examples highlighting the importance
 of converging these key information domains.
     Prior to founding WaterCove Networks, Mark Tubinis was CTO of Summa Four
 where he actively participated in the partnership between Bellcore and
 industry in setting AIN Release 0.1 and 1.0 requirements.  At Summa Four, he
 pioneered open switching technologies that were incorporated into IN equipment
 from Lucent, IBM, UNISYS, and Bellcore.  Summa Four SDS-1000 systems are in
 operation around the globe providing the glue for many IN applications.  After
 Summa Four, Mark Tubinis was President and CTO of Innovative Telecom
 Corporation where he deployed an ad hoc IN network, the inTELEcash(TM)
 network, based on Excel Switching Gear and IBM servers in 18 cities
 interconnected via Wilpak Frame Relay.  Mark Tubinis holds a BSEE from Boston
 University and an MS EECS from M.I.T.  He has been a member of IEEE since
 1981.
 
     IEEE Intelligent Network 2001 Workshop
     IN2001 is a forum for Industry and Academia to share information about
 ongoing and future efforts in the area of Intelligent Networks (IN).  From
 service viewpoints, IN concepts and architecture are entering IP networks and
 3G mobile communications networks.  The IN workshop covers IN service concepts
 as applied in PSTN/SS7 networks, IN evolution towards TINA, and IN in IP and
 Wireless networks.  The theme of the IN2001 workshop is "Intelligence in Next-
 Generation Networks."
     For more information regarding IN2001 or to register to attend, go to
 www.comsoc.org/IN2001/.
 
     About WaterCove Networks
     WaterCove Networks, headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, was founded in 2000
 and is privately held.  WaterCove Networks develops next-generation networking
 equipment for wireless service providers looking to rapidly deploy mobile data
 services within their existing infrastructure and accelerate the rollout of
 personalized content and services using mobile appliances. The founding team
 combines extensive experience in the mobile wireless, data networking and
 telecommunication equipment industries.  WaterCove Networks has received
 funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Charles River Ventures, Comdisco
 Ventures, inOvate Communications Group, Orange Ventures, and Sprout Group.
 Additional company information can be found at www.watercove.com.
 
     Note: WaterCove is a trademark of WaterCove Networks. All other trademarks
 are properties of their respective owners.
 
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