Glenayre Provides Versera Platform To Dallas-based MetroPCS
ATLANTA, GA - Glenayre Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMS) announced that MetroPCS, a wireless network operator that will deploy an all-digital network based on third generation infrastructure and handsets, will integrate Glenayre's Versera Large Solution platform into its Miami market. The Versera Large Solution platform, built on an open, standards-based architecture, will enable MetroPCS to offer its customers services including Dial-by-Voice and Constant Touch(R) one number service. "MetroPCS is committed to providing affordable wireless service to our customers with our $35 a month talk all you want service, which is why our investments, partnerships are selected with great care," said Roger Linquist, president and chief executive officer of MetroPCS. "As one of the first wireless operators to deploy an all-digital network based on third generation infrastructure and handsets, we rely on companies like Glenayre to provide the reliability, scalability and flexibility we need to optimally perform in these environments." "As MetroPCS expands its next-generation services and applications, their messaging platforms must simultaneously support rapid subscriber growth and the inevitable convergence of voice and data messages," said Bill Edwards, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer service for Glenayre. "During 2002, Glenayre has helped MetroPCS introduce value-added messaging services for their Atlanta, Miami and Sacramento sites. Today, we are pleased to bring Glenayre's Versera Large Solution platform to their Miami network. The Versera Large Solution platform will allow MetroPCS to scale to over 5 million subscribers, and support essential next-generation applications such as voice-powered access to voice, fax and e-mail messages, multimedia and multimodal services." The Versera Large Solution platform also combines the advantages of a modular, distributed architecture with the efficiencies of centralized provisioning, database, maintenance and new services deployment.