China CITIC Bank wins the 5th Annual Qualcomm 3G A-List Award using Top Global MobileBridge Solution for ATM Networking.
San Francisco October 26, 2007 -- Top Global today congratulates its customer, China CITIC Bank, on winning the 2007 3G A-List™ Award for its outstanding mobile broadband implementation. Hosted by Qualcomm, the 3G A-List Awards program recognizes innovative and successful enterprise wireless data solutions based on 3G CDMA standards (CDMA2000®/EV-DO and WCDMA/HSPA). At the fifth annual 3G A-List Awards, held during CTIA Wireless I.T.® & Entertainment 2007 in San Francisco, China CITIC Bank was honored as a winner in the Finance/International category for its rollout of Top Global's wireless ATM solution.
China International Trust & Investment Corporation (CITIC) is the largest financial conglomerate in China. According to a market study, Europe averages 447 ATMs per million people. That compares to 590 machines per million in the U.S. and 1,100 per million in Japan. However, there is only 61 ATM/million people in China. In order to support rapid deployment of ATM for CITIC group, Top Global's 3G MobileBridge is used for ATM networking and internet connectivity. Top Global MobileBridge MB8000 can work with all the 3G PCMCIA cards in over 30 countries. The MobileBridge provide LAN and WLAN for local area network with ATMs/Kiosks/Digital Signage and connect to internet using any 3G PCMCIA modem. The solution is flexible, upgradeable, and scalable as it works with all 3G technologies including CDMA 1x, EVDO Rev.0, EVDO Rev.A, UMTS, and HSDPA. The patented link integrity feature keeps the internet connection always on-line, and the built-in VPN IPSec encryption technologies protect the data transmission with the highest level of security.
Internet connectivity from land-line takes anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 weeks for each location/installation. It involves a local carrier, the property management company, site owner, etc which takes a lot of efforts to coordinate and makes some location impossible to install. On average, it takes about 3-4 weeks time and several trips/meetings for each installation. The 3G ATM/Kiosk solution allows CITIC to pre-configure and provision the 3G network before installation. It cut down installation time from 3-4 weeks to 2-3 days. It saves the installation cost of a physical line. Rapid and low cost deployment of ATMs/Kiosks allows CITIC to offer service sooner and in more locations than its competitors, thus increases revenue and improves bottom line. The 3G solution also enables Unicom to compete with landline carrier and gain market share.
"Our universal, flexible, and scalable 3G cellular networking solution enables China CITIC Bank to rapidly deploy their ATMs," said Dr. Alan Zhen Zhou, president & CTO of Top Global. "Combining Qualcomm's 3G cellular technologies with our patented 3G MobileBridge™ platform, banks can get cost effective, convenient, and highly secure wireless connectivity to their ATM machines, enabling them to gain market share in one of the world's fastest growing financial market in China."
"The collaboration of Top Global & China CITIC Bank has led to a 3G mobile broadband solution that truly earned top ranking in their award category," said William F. Davidson, senior vice president, global marketing and investor relations for Qualcomm. "Through its work with Top Global, China CITIC Bank has realized new levels of efficiency, productivity and ROI, putting them ahead of the curve in customer service. Qualcomm is pleased to recognize both companies for their remarkable achievements."
The annual 3G A-List Awards honor outstanding enterprise wireless implementations that demonstrate creativity and innovation, overall business impact and how the winning company or organization exceeded business objectives by introducing higher return on investment, lower operating expenses or increased user satisfaction. This year, Qualcomm presented awards to 15 organizations from around the world for their successful deployment of 3G mobile enterprise solutions. More information about this year's winners and their innovative solutions can be found at: www.3galist.com/winners.html.
About Top Global
Top Global is a leading wireless systems company and a global leader in third generation (3G) mobile wireless technologies. Top Global offers total wireless solutions for carriers, enterprises, and consumers. Our mobile wireless products and solutions enable enterprise customers to increase productivity, improve operational efficiency, and maintain a competitive edge. Our products are simple to use which improves overall user experience, and our continuous innovation in mobile data applications enhance the quality of life for mobile consumers. We believe the future of wireless communication has just started, and that the nascent wireless broadband Internet will become as pervasive as the Internet itself. Top Global sees it as a business opportunity to give everyone easy wireless high-speed Internet access anywhere at anytime. This wireless horizon has just been discovered, and we will broaden the World Wide Web (WWW) to a World Without Wires (WWW). Our corporate mission is "Broadening Wireless Horizons".
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