ANDHRA PRADESH, India, February 4 /PRNewswire/ --

- Nominated in the 'best roaming product or service' category, Pyro Network's InRoam technology helps 400 million subscribers across Africa stay connected while roaming

Pyro Networks, a mobile solutions provider, is proud to announce that its InRoam solution has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 Global Mobile Awards. Pyro Networks has been nominated in the "best roaming product or service" category -- proving that they have the innovative ideas and technical expertise to provide a successful answer to the issues associated with billing and charging for roaming with a pre-paid wireless plan.

Currently being utilized by Zain's subsidiary Celtel in their "One Network", Pyro Network's InRoam technology is enabling 400 million people in 12 countries to stay connected while roaming across Africa in one borderless mobile network that covers an area more than twice the size of Europe.

"The 2008 Global Mobile Awards have once again attracted a widely diverse range of entries from all corners of the world, demonstrating the social, business and economic impact that mobile communications is having on society," said Rob Conway, CEO of GSMA. "I congratulate the nominees on their achievement thus far. Being short-listed by our independent judging panel is no mean feat given the caliber of subject matter experts it comprises, and the quality and quantity of submissions received. We await the winners at the Mobile World Congress with keen interest."

The InRoam solution addresses the key issues associated with roaming when using a pre-paid calling plan. When faced with the challenge of roaming on pre-paid plans, operators need a way for subscribers to carry their "Home-Experience" and recharge their pre-paid accounts as simply as if they were in the home network.

"We are delighted to be a finalist in consideration for this prestigious award," said SM Reddy, Managing Director of Pyro Networks. "Our InRoam platform enables carriers to offer their pre-paid subscribers the same communication experience as in their home country and with the option for subscribers to refill/top-up a pre-paid phone card in a different network effortless and hassle-free The implementation with Celtel's "One Network" truly illustrates how our InRoam solution is transforming the industry and providing the carriers with increased customer acquisition, MoU, roaming revenues and customer loyalty, while also providing immense value to their subscribers," Mr. Reddy continued.

About Pyro Networks

Pyro Networks, a mobile technology solutions provider, is an agile, thinking company whose track record is known to some of the best carriers and vendors across the world such as: Airtel, BSNL, Celtel -- a subsidiary under the Zain Group, Hutch (now Vodafone), Idea Cellular, Nokia, Reliance, Tata Teleservices, Vodacom and Zantel. Pyro Network's premier technology platform, InRoam, is a unique solution that helps to create a seamless roaming environment for pre and post paid subscribers through innovative features such as local recharge which facilitates the recharge of an IN network prepaid account in the home network of the mobile user when roaming. The mobile user can use the local recharge vouchers of the visited roaming partner network without a need for a centralized voucher management system. In Africa, Pyro Network's InRoam platform is seen as the industry frontrunner. By virtue of its abilities to customize and integrate, Pyro Network's has helped service providers deliver better value and enhanced customer loyalty and revenues.

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