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MapInfo Selected to Optimise Performance of Bangladesh’s Largest Mobile Operator

  • 09 February, 2006 17:40

<p>SYDNEY, Australia—Feb. 9, 2006—MapInfo Corporation (NASDAQ: MAPS), the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, today announced that GrameenPhone Ltd. has selected MapInfo to implement a location intelligence solution to monitor and optimise the performance of its GSM radio network across Bangladesh.</p>
<p>Inaugurated in March 1997, GrameenPhone is the largest telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh, with a subscriber base of more than 6 million.</p>
<p>GrameenPhone continually strives toward providing better network coverage and quality for its customer base. GrameenPhone increased its network coverage from 55 per cent to more than 95 per cent of the population within last year. As part of this initiative, the Radio Planning Department at GrameenPhone needed a spatial solution to assist them in monitoring and managing the mobile network quality and coverage across the country.</p>
<p>“We needed a proven and powerful, yet easy to use and deploy mapping solution to share network data with each other,” explained Mr Saeed Yousefi, GrameenPhone’s Head of Radio Planning in the Technical Division.</p>
<p>“In addition to advanced features and functionalities for network data visualisation, MapInfo shall be used as an aid to the design process in order to provide a premium customer experience,” added Mr Yousefi.</p>
<p>“MapInfo continues to be the trusted provider of location intelligence solutions for leading telecommunications operators around the world. We are extremely pleased that MapInfo has been selected by GrameenPhone - Bangladesh’s leading mobile operator - to enhance their operations and service offerings to their customers,” remarked Simon Walker, MapInfo’s director of Marketing for Asia Pacific.</p>
<p>About MapInfo Corporation</p>
<p>MapInfo is a global company and the leading provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organisations around the world. MapInfo solutions are available in 20 languages through a network of strategic partners and distribution channels in 60 countries. Headquartered in Troy, N.Y., MapInfo is on the World Wide Web at www.mapinfo.com.</p>
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<p>MapInfo is a trademark of MapInfo Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates.</p>
<p>Of Note</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Any statement not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement, including without limitation statements concerning demand for and benefits of MapInfo products and integration of MapInfo products with existing solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those factors contained in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading “Factors Affecting Future Performance.” MapInfo takes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.</p>
<p>Media Contact</p>
<p>Veronica Colvin</p>
<p>Spectrum Communications
veronicac@spectrumcomms.com.au
02 9954 3299</p>

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