PEOPLES PCS of Hong Kong selects Schema`s GSM Forte.
Herzlia, Israel and Hong Kong - June 8, 2005 - Schema, a global provider of industry-leading network optimization, simulation and related management solutions, today announced its completion of a successful network retune trial for PEOPLES Telecom (Hong Kong).
"PEOPLES is pleased with the network retune trial results and the on-time project completion we achieved with GSM Forte," said Sean Lee, CTO for PEOPLES. "Hong Kong is a very challenging RF environment, with 6 GSM operators and 3 UMTS operators. Hong Kong has a large population in a dense urban setting, combined with a very demanding subscriber base. We are committed to providing unparalleled service to our customers and Schema's GSM Forte will help us meet our customer's demands, while improving network efficiency and positioning PEOPLES for future growth."
GSM Forte, a highly advanced, automatic RF optimization solution, will enable PEOPLES to realize more voice and data services revenues and increase user satisfaction, while curbing CapEx and OpEx by significantly improving network quality and capacity. PEOPLES has taken delivery of the software, the engineering team has been trained to operate it, and they will independently deploy Forte throughout the remaining network in the coming weeks.
"Schema's GSM Forte provides PEOPLES with significantly improved network quality and unprecedented capital efficiency, without having to add physical infrastructure," said Clifford Shao, Schema VP Asia Pacific. "Our new software solution effectively solves existing and emerging problems for a mature technology by utilizing mobile measurements in a new, innovative way. These results are especially significant since the PEOPLES' network was highly optimized before this retune. We look forward to providing PEOPLES with the ability to deliver unparalleled quality of service to its Hong Kong subscribers so they can develop competitive advantage in this difficult 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 management 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 AT&T Wireless, U.S. Cellular, BellSouth International, Cellcom Greenbay, Hutch India, Peoples PCS of Hong Kong, Claro Brazil and Cellcom Israel. For more information about Schema, visit the company's web site at www.schema.com.