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Newstep and KYOCERA Wireless Collaborate on CMDA/WI-FI Fixed-Mobile Convergence Interoperability

Successful Voice Call Continuity solutions makes seamless transfer between CDMA cellular and Wi-Fi VoIP a reality

Las Vegas, NV -- (May 9, 2007) -- NewStep Networks, Inc., the leader in convergence solutions for carriers and enterprises, and Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, announced today that the companies are working together in trials for CDMA-compliant Voice Call Continuity (VCC) solutions for fixed-mobile convergence.

The companies have successfully tested a Wi-Fi enabled prototype handset with the NewStep CSN fixed-mobile convergence platform. This demonstration of seamless CDMA-to-VoIP handoff furthers the leadership exhibited by both companies in the FMC space for bringing complete and powerful solutions for wireless mobility in both the residential and enterprise spaces.

"NewStep is adding capabilities to our Converged Services Node platform, a solution currently deployed at Embarq, British Telecom and other carriers, and is continuing to deliver the value of service convergence and Voice Call Continuity to the marketplace," said Craig Gosselin, NewStep Networks' Chief Marketing Officer. "The knowledge that Kyocera's next-generation handsets are fully tested with CSN further demonstrates the power of our solution, and validates VCC in the market."

NewStep currently offers its patented, carrier-class CSN server-based software platform in two versions-the CSN30 for enterprises and small carriers, and the CSN1000 for large carriers. Both platforms converge services across diverse networks to enable subscribers to have a single number, single voicemail, simultaneous ringing across multiple phones, and other features like corporate extension dialing, from a single handset.

Kyocera Wireless is committed to pushing new technologies, such as VCC-enabled CDMA/Wi-Fi handsets, into the market and broadening the range of mobile communications for both the enterprise and consumer alike. Fixed-mobile convergence presents new opportunities for service and content providers as well as end users, enabling a variety of new features and capabilities for mobile handsets.

"Voice Call Continuity is one of the critical pieces that makes fixed-mobile convergence a marketable solution," said Dave Carey, Vice President of Strategic Planning at Kyocera Wireless. "This joint trial with NewStep provides Kyocera with yet another industry-leading infrastructure provider for us to continue developing FMC-ready CDMA handsets that are ready for the market now."

About NewStep Networks
NewStep Networks is an award winning provider of fixed-mobile convergence solutions based on its patented CSN platform. NewStep solutions enable enterprises and consumers to have an "any device, any place, any content" communications experience by facilitating the movement of information across access technologies. Currently deployed and handling millions of calls per day, NewStep Networks' platform offers a rich set of features that works with today's technology and devices, as well as those being developed for tomorrow. For more information, visit www.newstep.com 

About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. Kyocera Wireless maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, the company is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2007, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10.8 billion (JP¥1,283,897 million) with net income of approximately US$895 million (JP¥106,504 million).

 

Note to Editors:
© 2007 Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera is a registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation. NewStep Networks, etc., are trademarks of NewStep Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

For more information, contact:

Kyocera Wireless Corp.
John Chier
phone: 1-858-882-3543
e-mail: jchier@kyocera-wireless.com
Connect2 for NewStep Networks
Steve Polilli
phone: 1-919-554-3532
e-mail: steve@connect2comm.com

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