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Lacy Williams

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GoAhead Software





GoAhead Software Signs New Value-Added Resellers,
Expands EMEA Presence
Wickenby Ltd.(now Advanced-Platforms Ltd.) and Mántica Solutions Rely on GoAhead to Help TEMs Ensure 99.999 Percent Availability of
Carrier-Grade Systems

3GSM WORLD CONGRESS 2007, Barcelona – February 12, 2007 – GoAhead® Software, the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability and systems management middleware for carrier-grade and mission critical systems, today announced reseller agreements with two new EMEA-based partners, Wickenby Ltd. and Mántica Solutions, boosting the company’s outreach to this high-growth region. The additions strengthen an already stacked GoAhead channel – including partners such as IBM, RadiSys, Performance Technologies, and Altatek – and extend GoAhead’s ability to enable telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to speed time to market, lower project risk and focus on services and applications.   

“We are pleased to expand our presence in EMEA with two best-in-class solution partners, offering customers one-stop to ensure availability and significantly reduce project risk,” states Jim Ewel, GoAhead CEO. “With the ATCA expertise provided by Wickenby Ltd. and Mántica’s know-how in service-enabling technologies, GoAhead eagerly anticipates success from each of these partnerships,” Ewel continues.

Wickenby Ltd, based in Israel, is a shelf vendor offering fully integrated hardware platforms to Tier 1 and Tier 2 TEMs. With a decade of previous experience Wickenby specializes in AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA as well as custom infrastructures. In addition to offering GoAhead SelfReliant open standards-based high availability and systems management middleware, Wickenby offers comprehensive electronic systems infrastructure design, volume delivery and support from the mechanical shelf (military, telecom COTS and custom), cooling systems and IPMI based shelf management, as well as third party board integration.

“By combining GoAhead’s proven leadership in high availability seen in more than 15,000 deployments worldwide, with Wickenby’s expertise in ATCA and MicroTCA, customers can notably speed time to market and reduce project risk for deployment of systems based on these fast-emerging platforms,” explains Kevin Gyllenberg, CTO for Wickenby Ltd.

Another value added reseller, Mántica Solutions, boasts unique expertise in service-enabling technologies and products for intelligent networks (IN) and next-generation networks (NGN) to help clients advance the rollout of compelling, revenue-generating services. The company’s experience in the Iberian market enables offering superior solutions while at the same adding the value of a local company with well-known experts that guarantee the highest level of service and support. Mántica’s core services include consulting, solution design, integration, custom software development and solution support.

“The adoption of ATCA in the next-generation service delivery platforms and carrier-class service platforms is a natural step forward that stems from the necessity of standardization of the COTS model. And high availability middleware plays a vital role in this unstoppable trend. Hence, Mántica is thrilled to join such a trusted partner as GoAhead to offer unmatched high availability solutions to TEMs in the Iberian market,” states Carlos Egea, CEO for Mántica Solutions.

Contact Wickenby Ltd.
For more information about Wickenby Ltd., please visit or call +972 77 930 0941.

Contact Mántica Solutions
For more information about Mántica Solutions, please visit or call +34 91 745 99 34.

GoAhead Software Exhibiting at 3GSM World Congress 2007
Please join GoAhead Software at 3GSM World Congress 2007 at Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, February 12 – 15. Find GoAhead in the RadiSys Hospitality Suite (4.1HS14) or stop by and see a joint demonstration with GoAhead, AMD, IBM and Bridgeport Networks at the AMD booth (2.1B26, Hall 2, Level 1).

About GoAhead
GoAhead Software is the worldwide leader in open standards-based high availability and systems management middleware for carrier-grade and mission critical systems where downtime is unacceptable.  Deployed on more than 15,000 nodes worldwide, GoAhead has the only proven, open standards-based solution on the market, reducing project risk so you can meet time and cost requirements. GoAhead’s leadership and long commitment to Service Availability Forum open standards prevent vendor lock-in and protect your investments over time.  GoAhead delivers the software and the expertise necessary to ensure success for a broad range of development projects such as wireless base station controllers, Node Bs, softswitches, defense applications and industrial controllers. Every day, industry leaders such as Motorola, Alcatel, Italtel, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell entrust GoAhead to speed time to market, lower R&D costs and focus on differentiation. GoAhead is a privately held company, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information on GoAhead, visit or call 425-453-1900. For press information, contact Lacy Williams at 425-468-5417 or