PA Consulting Group offers vendors and operators flexible routes to wireless data success


3GSM World Congress, Cannes, 23-26 February 2004

At this year's 3GSM World Congress, PA Consulting Group, the leading international management systems and technology consultancy, will demonstrate to the industry its leading-edge services and products to help vendors and operators accelerat

e and de-risk 2.5G and 3G deployments.

On its Stand G49 in Hall 2, PA will be demonstrating its:

Soft Node B technology - an all-DSP base band solution allowing Node B manufacturers improved price/performance and a high degree of flexibility to accommodate new standards and features.

Micro cell Node B solution - a firm basis on which manufacturers can base the development of micro and pico cell base stations which PA forecasts will constitute an important part of future 3G networks.

Advanced telematics applications running over 2.5G and Wi-Fi networks - demonstrating the real high-volume, industrial-strength applications of cellular data services.

Consultancy services to reduce time-to-market of handsets and networks, including network architectural audits, network design and handset design/road mapping.

In addition, Alan Carr, a member of PA's management team, will be chairing day one (Monday 23 February) of the Technology Summit - Track one: 3GSM Roll out and Networks evolution. This session highlights the experiences and planning behind some of the first

rollouts. The session will consider issues such as:

Integrating and interoperating 3GSM and 2G networks.

Planning sensible coverage and capacity rollouts within regulatory and business constraints.

Optimizing the launch process - planning, testing, quality assurance and operations.

The collaboration process between operators and suppliers, and project management to ensure a successful launch.

Through its wireless technology expertise PA Consulting Group is the leading supplier of end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry. PA's technology-led consultancy solutions for 3G operators range from strategy development and business planning through to services creation, network design and rollout management. PA supports vendors directly through the provision of contract design of infrastructure and handset products, marketing and bidding support and infrastructure element design.

PA Consulting Group is a leading management, systems and technology consulting firm, with a unique combination of these capabilities. Established almost 60 years ago, and operating world-wide from over 40 offices in more than 20 countries, PA draws on the knowledge and experience of around 3,300 people, whose skills span the initial generation of ideas and insights all the way through to detailed implementation.

PA builds strategies for the creation and capture of shareholder and customer value, and helps clients accelerate business growth through innovation and the application of technology. PA works with clients to improve performance, mobilize human resources and deliver change effectively, including managing major projects, and designing and implementing enterprise-wide systems and full e-business solutions.

PA focuses on creating benefits for clients rather than merely proposing them, and this focus is supported by an outstanding implementation track record in every major industry and for governments around the world. PA also develops leading-edge technology both for its clients and within its own portfolio of venture companies in areas ranging from software to wireless technology to life sciences.

PA distinguishes itself from its competitors through the range and quality of its people, the depth of its industry insight, its development and use of technology, and also its independence and culture of respect, collaboration and flexibility in working with clients.

We are proud that our clients say 'PA makes it happen'.


For more information please contact:

Alan Carr +44 (0)1763 267866 email:

John O'Neill +44 (0)1763 267133 email: john.o'

PA Consulting Group, Cambridge Technology Centre, Melbourn, Herts, UK. Tel +44 (0)1763 267492 email:

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