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SUTEL Costa Rica selects AIRCOM International to monitor the country’s network performance

Leatherhead, UK - 11 December, 2012 - Costa Rica's telecoms regulator, SUTEL, has selected AIRCOM's ASSET tool to analyse and benchmark the performance of the country's mobile network infrastructure.

In order to meet its aim of deploying mobile services to 95.42 per cent of the country within five years, SUTEL will use ASSET to monitor the network performance of Costa Rica's operators. By using a common set of benchmarks, ASSET will help ensure a fair and equal comparison across all independent networks. The measurements will then be used to inform policy decisions and ensure operators are meeting agreed quality standards.

ASSET helps mobile operators around the world design, plan and optimise multi-technology radio networks. It will enable SUTEL to identify and evaluate areas of poor network coverage, weak signal strength and high interference. ASSET's advanced network design capabilities can automate time-consuming tasks such as site configuration, traffic planning, network analysis, network dimensioning and parameter planning.

"Our mobile industry, while young, is growing fast," says Mr. Glenn Fallas, Services Quality Director at SUTEL. "This year, mobile penetration in Costa Rica reached 100 per cent, up from under 50 per cent in 2008. AIRCOM's ASSET tool will allow us to continually monitor the progress being made in ensuring that reliable telecoms services are available to everyone in the country."

Alwyn Welch, CEO at AIRCOM, comments, "With ASSET, SUTEL will be able to seamlessly analyse the multiple network technologies in use across the region. We're delighted to be able to help SUTEL ensure reliable, high quality mobile communications across Costa Rica."

About ASSET
ASSET provides a one stop shop for designing networks, that is, for planning and optimising multi-technology radio networks. Its advanced network design capabilities can save both time and money during network deployment by automating time consuming tasks such as site configuration, traffic planning, network analysis, network dimensioning and parameter planning.

ASSET includes optional productivity packs to accommodate a multitude of requirements and provide for significantly increased network engineering efficiencies. These packs can be added as and when needed, to ensure ASSET can deliver a custom solution, ready to cope with continually changing requirements of the network design team.

ABOUT AIRCOM
AIRCOM is an independent leading provider of network planning, management and optimisation tools, and services. I-VIEW, our open, standards-based framework, allows mobile network operators to rapidly, efficiently and seamlessly plan, manage, configure and optimise their networks. AIRCOM's I-VIEW products enable operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network, enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient, more agile and more profitable.

The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 135+ countries by over half the world's mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 1.1 billion subscribers worldwide. Established for 15 years, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks.

With offices in 15 countries, we provide local and regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge. By looking ahead of the market and sharing intelligence, we develop the skills and tools that network operators need to remain competitive, whatever the economic climate.

With over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial consultancy through project implementation, using our staff, training yours, or sourcing expertise for you to take in-house, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.

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