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Monday, November 22, 2004; Page E05

Name: MobileAccess Networks

Location: Vienna

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Big idea: Provides in-building wireless infrastructure.

Founded: 1998. The company adopted its current name in June 2003 to reflect its evolving focus on providing universal wireless service infrastructure.

Web site: www.mobileaccess.com

Who's in charge: Cathy Zatloukal, president and chief executive; Yair Oren, chief technology officer; and Steven Dussek, chairman.

Funding: The company raised $10 million from venture capital firms HarbourVest Partners of Boston and Israel-based Pitango Venture Capital. A follow-on round is expected in January.

Employees: The company has grown from 50 to 85 employees since June 2003 and expects to add to its marketing and sales departments next year.

Partners: MobileAccess is certified by the largest wireless carriers in the United States: Sprint PCS, Verizon Wireless, Nextel Communications Inc., T-Mobile USA Inc., Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless Services Inc.

Big-name clients: American Red Cross, Rice Memorial Hospital, American University, the House of Representatives, Fort Lauderdale Airport and American Family Insurance Group

Origin of company name: "It was an internal competition," Zatloukal said. "We opened it up to the employees. We said this is what we do, the solution we provide, here are the clients we serve, so propose names that you think represent who we are. It was actually a fun process, a morale-building experience."

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