Altai Technologies Unwires Rural Areas of Liaoning Province in China

Nov 01, 2012, 06:00 ET from Altai Technologies Limited

HONG KONG, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altai Technologies Limited today announced that a tier-one mobile operator in China has selected Altai's smart antenna technology-based A8 Super WiFi Base Stations to provide wireless connectivity in the rural areas of Liaoning province, China.  The tier-one mobile operator chose to deploy the wireless networks using Altai's Super WiFi Solution because it offered rapid roll-out with excellent coverage at an affordable price. 

The population density is relatively low in these rural areas and it is very costly for the operator to provide internet access using DSL, fiber or cellular technologies (2.5G/3G).  The tier-one mobile operator needed an alternative wireless solution that could be collocated with its existing cellular infrastructures so as to minimize installation cost and shorten the deployment time.   The operator found Altai's A8-Ei Super WiFi Base Station to be the ideal solution not only due to its superior performance and the ability to minimize interference from other radio frequency bands, but also it imposes no interference to the existing cellular infrastructure.  

There are now over 5,000 A8-Ei installed on 30m high cellular towers to provide wireless access across the villages in Liaoning.  By using CPEs on the client side, each A8-Ei can achieve a radius of 3-4km in line-of-sight environment. "The Altai Super WiFi Solution has shortened the installation time and lowered the up-front cost of deployment significantly," said Dr. Bill Wong, CTO & acting CEO of Altai Technologies.  "By co-locating on the operator's existing 2.5/3G towers, the A8-Ei enabled the operator to quickly build its wireless broadband network at much lower acquisition and operating costs."

The WiFi network covers farmyards and surroundings to provide seamless wireless access to over 120,000 families in the rural areas.  The yearly subscription fee is RMB400-600 for maximum download speeds of 2Mbps.

The Altai Super WiFi Solution is widely deployed in the cities and rural areas of China such as Liaoning, Sichuan, Guizhou, Shandong, Fujian and other provinces.  It offers telecom operators and wireless internet service providers a cost-effective, easy-to-install high performance wireless broadband solution. 

Altai will showcase its latest series of Super WiFi equipment at the WiFi Global Congress (Nov 6-7) in the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, US.  Furthermore, Dr. Bill Wong, CTO & acting CEO of Altai Technologies will speak at the conference on the topic "Deploying WiFi in China by Co-locating with Existing Cellular Infrastructure."

The Altai Super WiFi Solution has been proven in both urban and rural applications, tier-one carriers and vertical markets including container ports, airports, hotels, shopping malls, campus in over 60 countries. 

About Altai Technologies

Altai Technologies is a high technology company focused on the design, development and marketing of carrier-grade, innovative wireless broadband solutions.  Altai has developed its patented long range WiFi technology that can dramatically improve the WiFi signal coverage while minimizing interference from other signals broadcasting within the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency spectrum.  Altai's products are currently deployed worldwide in every major industry including logistic, education, municipal government, network operator, hospitality, manufacturing etc.  The Altai Super WiFi Solution is offering a total wireless solution comprising of base station (A8/A8n series), access point (A2/A2e), CPE (C1/U1), access controller and wireless management software (AWMS).

Altai's flagship product, the A8 Super WiFi base station, is being deployed with various WiMax, 3G, CDMA and GSM mobile systems globally for 3G data offloading and city-wide WiFi networks.  The Altai Super WiFi Solution has been proven in both urban and rural applications in over 60 countries and regions.

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