Pronto Networks Named as “Most Promising New Company” Finalist for Billing World and OSS Today Magazine’s 2004 Excellence Award

Pleasanton, CA, April 14, 2004 – Pronto Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class OSS solutions for large Wi-Fi hot spot networks, today announced that it has been named as one of four finalists in the “Most Promising New Company” category for Billing World and OSS Today’s 2004 Excellence Awards. The awards recognize the best vendors in the billing and operations support system segments of the telecommunications industry.

“For the fourth consecutive year, Billing World and OSS Today is pleased to recognize the leading companies in the billing and OSS segments of telecommunications,” said Jill Morgan, publisher and editorial director of Billing World and OSS Today. “Finalists of the 2004 Excellence Awards were selected based on the significant achievements they have made in the industry and Pronto Networks has clearly established a leadership position in the Wi-Fi OSS space, making it an obvious candidate for most promising new company.”

The editors of Billing World and OSS Today selected the award finalists in seven categories (Best Overall Company, Best New Product, Best Integration Project, Most Promising New Company, Customer Success Story, Operational Excellence, Achievement in Innovation) after a period of open nominations, in which they thoroughly evaluated each submission and conducted extensive research on the companies being considered. A complete list of finalists is available at

“As a market leader in the Wi-Fi OSS space, we are honored to be named a finalist for Billing World and OSS Today magazine’s 2004 Excellence Award for the most promising new company,” said Jasbir Singh, president and CEO of Pronto Networks. “The recognition speaks to Pronto Networks’ role in establishing and legitimizing the rapidly growing Wi-Fi OSS marketplace.”

The winners of Billing World and OSS Today’s 2004 Excellence Awards will be announced at an awards reception on May 5 at TeleStrategies’ Billing & OSS World 2004 Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC. The reception will be held at the Renaissance Washington Hotel from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information visit: The winners for each category will also be posted on May 6 at

About Pronto Networks
Pronto Networks, based in Pleasanton, Calif., provides carrier-class Operations Support Systems (OSS) that enable network operators to deploy and manage large public hot spot networks. The company’s software handles provisioning, configuration, authentication, access control, security, pre-paid and post-paid billing, and roaming settlement for large public WLAN networks, in addition to remotely managing and updating multi-vendor hardware and Wi-Fi switches. Pronto Networks is funded by BV Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Intel Communications Fund. In 2003, Pronto Networks received several awards including Wired Magazine’s Top 25 Wi-Fi Companies to Watch, the AlwaysOn list of Top 100 Private Companies, and Computerworld’s Innovative Technology Awards. For more information about Pronto Networks, please visit

About Billing World & OSS Today
Billing World and OSS Today is a monthly magazine targeting upper managers in the communications billing, customer care, and OSS industries. Written for technical and business executives in all segments of the communications industry, the publication explains how the latest technologies enable service providers to operate competitively and in a cost-efficient manner. Topics covered include the areas of billing, OSS, systems integration, cost management, and CRM. For more information about Billing World & OSS Today, please visit

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