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Founded in 2002, Altobridge develops wireless network solutions that reduce network operating costs in delivering mobile voice, mobile broadband and big data services. Central to this lie a series of patented and patent-pending technologies namely; Altobridge Data-at-the-Edge™ (intelligent mobile broadband data optimization and delivery across wireless networks), Hierarchical Network Caching™, Meshed Cache, Self-Learning Content Prepositioning, Local Connectivity™ (local voice switching) and Split Architecture™ (transmission and power optimization), all of which drive down communications delivery costs for mobile network operators by reducing backhaul and power consumption costs.

Altobridge is headquartered in Ireland and has further bases in USA, China and Malaysia covering sales, R&D and customer support.

Altobridge solutions are deployed and operational in over 30 countries worldwide.

Altobridge is a privately held company. Shareholders include its employees, Intel Capital, IFC and Enterprise Ireland.

 

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Timeline:

2013

 
June: Altobridge wins Small Cell Forum industry award with ip.access.

June: Altobridge launches Hierarchical Network Caching.

April: Altobridge launches data optimised 3G/4G/WiFi combined small cell.

February: Intel Capital and IFC make follow on investment of US$7.8M in Altobridge.

February: Altobridge wins major rural broadband contract to deliver 300 3G sites to rural communities throughout Malaysia for Maxis Berhad.

2012

 
December: Altobridge announces the first commercial deployment of its Data-at-the-Edge™ (DatE™) solution, an intelligent, content delivery architecture that brings content closest to the end user, i.e., at the radio base station level.

November: Altobridge and Orange bring first time mobile connectivity to remote communities in Niger.

September: Altobridge partners with one of Ghana’s leading network solutions providers, Knet, to bring first-time mobile voice and mobile broadband connectivity to rural communities in Ghana.

April: Altobridge acquires key mobile optimisation technology from leading industry player, Replify.

2011

 
October: The Wall Street Journal named Altobridge winner of the Wireless Category in their Technology Innovation Awards 2011.  Deloitte awarded Altobridge 8th place in their Technology Fast 50 Awards.

September: The World Economic Forum select Altobridge as a 2012 Technology Pioneer.

August: Asiacell roll out mobile voice, broadband and SMS services across remote communities in Iraq using the Altobridge lite-site™ solution.

June: Altobridge and Gateway win best ‘Wholesale Service Innovation’ at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.

April: Our Telekom choose the Altobridge lite-site™ to bring first-time mobile connectivity to remote communities throughout the island.

March: Altobridge receive US$12 funding from Intel Capital and the IFC.

February: Indosat select Altobridge as its supplier of choice to bring mobile connectivity to remote communities across Indonesia.

2010

 
August: Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), launched, ahead of schedule, a new mobile-broadband-enabled GSM network, delivered and installed by Altobridge.

October: Altobridge joined forces with Gateway Communications to provide cost-effective and green-power-enabled mobile connectivity for remote African communities.

November: Altobridge ranked 20th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years.

2009

 
On December 31st, Altobridge acquired the ADC Mobile Network Solutions Base Station & Switching Business.

Altobridge wins more awards:

  • Finalist alongside the world’s largest mobile vendors at the GSMA Mobile World Congress
  • Winner, MobiCom Best Technology Award
  • Winner, Deloitte Best Managed Companies
  • Winner, ICT Innovation Awards
  • Finalist, ‘Highly Commended’, IET Innovation Awards
  • Finalist, AfricaCom Awards
  • Winner, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards – CEO Mike Fitzgerald
  • A winner, GSMA Mobile Innovation Grand Prix – APAC Tournament

2008

 
Remote Community Solution. Altobridge combines its two award-winning technological innovations ‘Split Architecture’ and ‘Local Connectivity’, to make the delivery of mobile communications to small, remote enterprises and communities a compelling proposition for MNOs. This is the most operationally efficient communications solution for remote communications available on the market today.

2007

 
Altobridge announces its contract to license its patented Local Connectivity solution to Ericsson.

“…Local Connectivity feature represents a significant breakthrough in reducing communications costs, making it profitable to bring mobile communications to people across the four corners of the Earth.”

- Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President & Head of Product Area Radio, Ericsson.

 

Altobridge licences its software to Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW), an Irish company focused on expanding communication capability in the merchant maritime sector. Altobridge is also a major shareholder and investor of BOW alongside Smart (Philippines) and NTT DoCoMo (Japan). It is currently valued at USD 87m.

2006

 
Launch of Remote Contiguous Communications unit (RCC). Aimed at government/emergency personnel, this man-portable communications solution enables standard cellular communications anywhere, under any circumstances. It can provide services within five minutes of being deployed and is extremely versatile, and its man-portability means it can be inserted into the most difficult scenarios where other solutions cannot reach.

2005

 
Aeromobile, provider of communication services in aircraft, announces its contract with Altobridge:

“The proven Altobridge platform will be the link between our Inmarsat satellite access and onboard GSM mobile users,” stated Berit Svendsen, Telenor Chief Technical Officer. “As a recognized market leader, Altobridge’s commitment not only brings proven technology to the ARINC/Telenor mobile solution, but enhances its market appeal.”

Focusing on the use of legacy satellite technology for backhaul, Altobridge’s unique patented technology is behind the world’s first commercial flight offering GSM services to passengers via AeroMobile, with Emirates being the first airline to launch the service in March 2008.

2003/4

 
Filed various technology patents.

2002

 
Following a global feasibility study, Altobridge was founded in 2002 by Mike Fitzgerald, CEO, Guy Waugh, COO and Bart Kane, CFO, to put in place an R&D team that could address the technical barriers that existed when connecting remote subscriber groups. To date, Altobridge has successfully designed, patented and brought to market key technology breakthroughs which have bridged this divide, i.e., solutions which have cut the cost of connecting these ultra remote subscriber groups to the core telecommunications networks.
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