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Mosaik Acquires Sensorly to Improve Global Wireless Network Experiences

PARIS and MEMPHIS, TENN. – Feb. 2, 2016 – In a move to improve visibility into global wireless networks, Mosaik today announced it has acquired Sensorly, a crowdsourced coverage mapping service, with a mission to deliver the most comprehensive, useful and unbiased wireless network information to consumers and network operators across the globe.

Sensorly leverages crowdsourced data collected from a dedicated and growing community of users spanning over 85 countries and 500 wireless networks worldwide that provide consumers and network providers a real-world view of wireless network quality of experience. Sensorly instantly determines how cellular (4G, 3G or 2G) and Wi-Fi networks are performing by collecting coverage and network performance data from Android and iOS mobile applications.

Sensorly’s network experience capabilities will be combined with Mosaik’s considerable data visualization software and unique coverage and spectrum datasets of more than 1,800 networks in over 225 countries. Mosaik will help carriers and network dependent solution providers improve the end-user’s network quality of experience by extending visibility into the actual network experience of carriers around the world.

“Mosaik and Sensorly are highly complementary and share a commitment to providing excellent wireless network experience solutions,” noted Sensorly founder and CEO, Boris Lacroix. “Our goal is to ensure Sensorly continually evolves to be the most intuitive, flexible and insightful wireless network mapping service for consumers. Mosaik is the ideal partner to help Sensorly achieve those goals and grow by providing economic scale, access to its top tier global clients and deep expertise in data visualization and geospatial software development.”

“We are committed to Sensorly’s global community and we will continue to invest in and improve Sensorly applications, mapping services, automation and analytics,” said Mosaik president and CEO, Bryan Darr. “Network availability and performance is a significant concern for consumers, operators and businesses that rely on high quality wireless networks. With Sensorly, we are able to add crucial components – unbiased crowdsourced network data and a highly skilled team – to our current employees and services dedicated to improving wireless network experiences.”

Sensorly is a Paris-based startup founded in 2010 by Philippe Girolami and Boris Lacroix. Sensorly investors include Elaia Partners, an independent venture capital fund specializing in the digital economy. The Sensorly team will remain in Paris where Mosaik is increasing its European presence.

Mosaik will showcase its entire network experience portfolio at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 22-25, 2016. Schedule an appointment with Mosaik at Hall 2, Stand 2C28MR, www.mosaik.com/events/.

About Sensorly

Sensorly is a free, crowdsourced coverage mapping service for wireless networks, available for all to use. Using data collected anonymously and shared by the Sensorly mobile app users, the service benefits from the contributions of thousands of people worldwide who want to share information on their real experience as carrier customers. It maps the performance of over 85 countries and 500 wireless networks worldwide. To learn more about Sensorly, visit www.sensorly.com.

About Mosaik

As a strategic partner to mobile operators and network-dependent solution providers, Mosaik enables its clients to deliver a superior network experience. It builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive global network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and data visualization mapping experts, Mosaik develops intelligence solutions that help executives, marketers, engineers and analysts improve marketing and retention programs, competitive network planning and site acquisition efforts. To learn more about Mosaik, visit www.mosaik.com.

Mosaik Media Contact:

Brian Blank

+1 415.989.9803

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PARIS and MEMPHIS, TENN. – Feb. 2, 2016 – In a move to improve visibility into global wireless networks, Mosaik today announced it has acquired Sensorly, a crowdsourced coverage mapping service, with a mission to deliver the most comprehensive, useful and unbiased wireless network information to consumers and network operators across the globe.

 

Sensorly leverages crowdsourced data collected from a dedicated and growing community of

users spanning over 85 countries and 500 wireless networks worldwide that provide consumers

and network providers a real-world view of wireless network quality of experience. Sensorly

instantly determines how cellular (4G, 3G or 2G) and Wi-Fi networks are performing by collecting coverage and network performance data from Android and iOS mobile applications.

 

Sensorly’s network experience capabilities will be combined with Mosaik’s considerable data

visualization software and unique coverage and spectrum datasets of more than 1,800 networks

in over 225 countries. Mosaik will help carriers and network dependent solution providers improve the end-user’s network quality of experience by extending visibility into the actual network experience of carriers around the world.

 

“Mosaik and Sensorly are highly complementary and share a commitment to providing excellent

wireless network experience solutions,” noted Sensorly founder and CEO, Boris Lacroix. “Our

goal is to ensure Sensorly continually evolves to be the most intuitive, flexible and insightful

wireless network mapping service for consumers. Mosaik is the ideal partner to help Sensorly

achieve those goals and grow by providing economic scale, access to its top tier global clients

and deep expertise in data visualization and geospatial software development.”

 

“We are committed to Sensorly’s global community and we will continue to invest in and improve Sensorly applications, mapping services, automation and analytics,” said Mosaik president and CEO, Bryan Darr. “Network availability and performance is a significant concern for consumers, operators and businesses that rely on high quality wireless networks. With Sensorly, we are able to add crucial components – unbiased crowdsourced network data and a highly skilled team – to our current employees and services dedicated to improving wireless network experiences.”

 

Sensorly is a Paris-based startup founded in 2010 by Philippe Girolami and Boris Lacroix.

Sensorly investors include Elaia Partners, an independent venture capital fund specializing in the

digital economy. The Sensorly team will remain in Paris where Mosaik is increasing its European

presence.

 

Mosaik will showcase its entire network experience portfolio at Mobile World Congress in

Barcelona February 22-25, 2016. Schedule an appointment with Mosaik at Hall 2, Stand 2C28MR, www.mosaik.com/events/.

 

About Sensorly

Sensorly is a free, crowdsourced coverage mapping service for wireless networks, available for

all to use. Using data collected anonymously and shared by the Sensorly mobile app users, the

service benefits from the contributions of thousands of people worldwide who want to share

information on their real experience as carrier customers. It maps the performance of over 85

countries and 500 wireless networks worldwide. To learn more about Sensorly, visit

www.sensorly.com.

 

About Mosaik

As a strategic partner to mobile operators and network-dependent solution providers, Mosaik

enables its clients to deliver a superior network experience. It builds world-class desktop and

mobile applications backed by comprehensive global network intelligence.  As an agile team of researchers, creatives and data visualization mapping experts, Mosaik develops intelligence solutions that help executives, marketers, engineers and analysts improve marketing and retention programs, competitive network planning and site acquisition efforts. To

learn more about Mosaik, visit www.mosaik.com.

 

Mosaik Media Contact:

Brian Blank

+1 415.989.9803

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SOLiD Inc. Expands North American Presence By Acquiring U.S. Partner

SUNNYVALE, CA and SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – January 20, 2016 – SOLiD Inc., a South Korean-based manufacturer of wireless equipment, has significantly extended its international presence by purchasing those assets of REACH Holdings related to REACH's role as SOLiD's exclusive North American partner. SOLiD is a fast-growing leader in densifying wireless networks through a portfolio of advanced RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions.

"This acquisition strengthens our position in North America, the largest market in the world for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) products, while also serving as the launchpad for our global growth strategy in wireless infrastructure," said Dr. Seung Hee Lee, CEO of SOLiD, which is publicly traded in Korea (050890:KS) and has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. "We look forward to bringing a broader product portfolio to our North American customers and working with them on next-generation densification and coverage enhancement solutions."

SOLiD's North American partner had successfully achieved a strong market position for the SOLiD brand in the cellular densification market, providing coverage and capacity solutions in hard-to-reach and high-demand locations. Now, as a regional division of SOLiD, its capability to grow and serve customers, and attain a deeper market penetration, is greatly enhanced.

"This deal is a tremendous win for our customers and partners. Among the benefits of being part of a larger global manufacturer is that we can offer a broader product portfolio and a competitive value proposition, expand our service and support capabilities, and explore more opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination," said Ken Sandfeld, newly appointed president of SOLiD in North America. Sandfeld formerly was Executive Vice President overseeing sales, marketing and product strategy.

"Our team is in place," Sandfeld added. "The transition period will be seamless as customers and partners will continue to interact with their established and trusted counterparts and the business operations, relationships and lines of communication remain unchanged."

"As a customer already working closely with both SOLiD's U.S. and South Korean teams on a multi-year, large-scale installation, we are very excited at the potential upside of our partners consolidating as a global company. We're anticipating further benefits including additional resources, product breadth and expertise that will accrue on top of our already positive experience with SOLiD's team and products," said William A. Bayne Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. Transit Wireless operates the wireless infrastructure throughout the New York City Subway, where SOLiD's robust DAS systems are being installed on hundreds of station platforms to enable cellular coverage and capacity.

The acquisition bolsters SOLiD's capabilities in its core DAS and optical fronthaul/backhaul markets. SOLiD's North American business unit now has direct access to the top-notch engineering and R&D department at SOLiD in Korea and can tap into battle-tested international expertise in leading-edge densification tools such as C-RAN and Optical LAN.

"Our toolbox and expertise level have instantly expanded, and we can better meet the challenges in our target markets of in-building and outdoor capacity and coverage," Sandfeld said. "We will deliver a richer and more comprehensive experience to our customers and partners across our core business and the emerging middleprise market.

By acquiring its North American operations headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., SOLiD strengthens its presence and capabilities in a key geographic market and secures resources and talent to further its ongoing global expansion. SOLiD now has offices, facilities and affiliates in Shenzhen (China), Singapore, London, Jakarta, and Tokyo in addition to its headquarters in Seoul.

Financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.

About SOLiD

SOLiD (www.solid.com) helps people stay connected and safe in a rapidly changing world through a portfolio of RF Amplifier, RF Radio and Optical Transport solutions. SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular and public-safety communications at some of the world's best-known and most challenging venues including leading hospitals; professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. For further information on SOLiD's full portfolio of wireless densification products including Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), backhaul and fronthaul solutions, go to www.solid.com or call 888-409-9997.

About REACH Holdings

REACH Holdings (www.reachholdings.com) was founded in 2009 by DAS industry veterans Seth Buechley, Chip Laughton, and Bryan Kemper. REACH previously served as SOLiD's exclusive partner for the marketing, sales, distribution, and support of DAS products in the U.S. and Canada. The REACH principals are recognized DAS industry leaders with expertise in funding models, implementation, owner representation, in-building public safety radio systems, and system monitoring. For more information on the activities of REACH visit www.reachholdings.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Phoenix Tower International closes on rights to over 600 wireless communication tower sites from T-Mobile in the United States

November 10, 2015 – Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") announces that it has closed its transaction with T-Mobile to acquire the ownership or management rights relating to over 600 wireless communication tower sites including the exclusive right to manage and operate the sites from T-Mobile ("T-Mobile") via PTI's local US subsidiaries. Terms of the transaction remain confidential between the parties.

TD Securities (USA) LLC served as M&A Advisor to PTI and provided financing for the transaction. Locke Lord, LLP acted as legal advisor to PTI. TAP Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to T-Mobile. Lape Mansfield Nakasian & Gibson, LLC acted as legal advisor to T-Mobile.

Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") also announces the closing of a five-year credit facility for its US subsidiaries. The credit facility was used to finance the acquisition of the T-Mobile tower acquisition and provide additional financing for new tower development and acquisitions of wireless infrastructure in the United States. TD Securities (USA) LLC ("TD") served as lead arranger on the credit facility.

"The closing of this credit facility with Toronto Dominion was crucial to the acquisition of the sites with T-Mobile. Furthermore, TD's facility provides additional financing for development and acquisition opportunities in the United States where we want to continue to build momentum after our transaction with T-Mobile. TD is a market leader in tower financing and we are excited to work with them in our continued expansion in the United States" stated Dagan Kasavana, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Tower International.

About Phoenix Tower International:
Phoenix Tower International ("PTI") owns and operates towers and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across various high-growth markets internationally. Phoenix Tower International and its affiliates currently own and operate wireless infrastructure in Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Colombia the United States and Brazil. PTI's investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, as well as various members of the management team. PTI is based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information about Phoenix Tower International, please visit www.phoenixintnl.com

Phoenix Tower Contact Information:
Natalya Kashirina, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
(561)-257-0557
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Mosaik Solutions Empowers IoT Players with New In-Building Wireless Network Performance Testing Capability

Signal Insights enables mobile operators, system integrators, venue owners and M2M players to better manage indoor cellular and Wi-Fi user experiences  
 
LAS VEGAS – September 9, 2015 – CTIA Super Mobility Booth #2422 – Mosaik  Solutions,  a  leader  in  telecom  business  intelligence  and visualization  services,  today  announces  the  new  Indoor  Mode  for  Signal Insights.    Launched  at  Super  Mobility  Week  2014,  Signal  Insights  is  the premier software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that analyzes the signal and throughput quality of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. The Indoor Mode is easy to  use  and  scalable  for  companies  that  depend  on  quality  cellular  and/or Wi-Fi  indoor  connectivity  for  their  guests,  employees,  customers  or  M2M services.  These  companies  can  now  test  the  network  performance  across multiple venues, floors and buildings in minutes.
 
“Poor  indoor  network  connections  and  capacity  problems  cripple  the  end-user  experience,”  said  Bryan  Darr,  president  and  CEO,  Mosaik  Solutions.  “With  our  latest  in-building  testing  capabilities,  companies  can  efficiently understand  indoor  dynamics  that  are  hindering  their  ability  to  deliver  the best possible network experience.”  
 
The  current  issue  with  many  testing  solutions  is  an  inability  to  accurately locate the device indoors. Signal Insights’ Indoor Mode bypasses the need for  GPS  to  determine  the  device’s  location  by  incorporating  two  unique features. First, a user may upload an image of a floor plan or photograph in the Android application. Second, the Indoor Mode includes an easy-to-use TAP-TEST-GO  feature  where  users  can  “tap”  a  specific  point  on  the  floor plan or image to initiate a “test” and then “go” to the next location.  
 
Network  performance  measurements  include  signal  strength,  downlink speed,  latency  and  other  signal  and  throughput  quality  metrics  on  any current  consumer  Android  device.  The  results  are  quickly  visualized  and analyzed  using  the  Signal  Insights  online  dashboard.    With  the  business intelligence  collected  from  the  app  and  retrieved  in  the  dashboard, companies  can  develop  tactics  for  managing  customer  expectations  and improving customer experience.
 
To  learn  more  about  Signal  Insights,  visit  the  Mosaik  Solutions  booth (#2422) at CTIA Super Mobility 2015.  
 
Additionally,  Todd  Cotts,  director  of  product  management  at  Mosaik Solutions,  will  host  a  free  webinar,  sponsored  by  Mobility  Development Group, titled “More Than a Network…It’s an Experience” on September 16, 2015  at  11:00  a.m.  CST.  Mosaik  encourages  Mobile  Network  Operators wishing  to  learn  how  Signal  Insights  can  help  improve  customer experiences to join the event. For more information and to register for the webinar visit www.mosaik.com/events.
 
About Mosaik Solutions
Mosaik  Solutions  builds  world-class  desktop  and  mobile  applications backed  by  comprehensive  network  intelligence.  It  maintains  the  most  in-depth network coverage and infrastructure database in the world, enabling clients  to  understand  complex  market  dynamics,  improve  customer experiences  with  network  performance  solutions  and  track  where competitors threaten their best customers.  
 
As  an  agile  team  of  researchers,  creatives  and  mapping  experts,  Mosaik develops  intelligence  solutions  that  help  executives,  marketers,  engineers and  analysts  improve  marketing  and  retention  programs,  competitive network  planning  and  site  acquisition  efforts.  To  learn  more  about  Mosaik Solutions, visit www.mosaik.com.

 

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