CCI 4G Wi-Fi Success in Columbus, Ohio Breaks the Speed Barrier for Mobile Device
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Companies, Inc. "CCI" (OTCBB: CCOP), www.cci-us.com announced today that on December 5th, 2012 at approximately 10:30AM at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio (one of the largest modern built science centers in the United States), CCI and Wytec International, Inc., along with top national and international engineers including technical personnel with the City of Columbus witnessed "117 Mbps" of Internet bandwidth service delivered to multiple mobile devices. "This is a very significant event and we are very pleased that the City of Columbus was chosen for this historic occasion," commented Gary Cavin, Director of the Department of Technology. The test concluded the first tier of a multi-stage trial program involving the delivery of a "true" 4G service as defined by the International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced) specification, setting peak speed requirements for 4G service at 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) for high mobility communication.
This event has set Columbus, Ohio apart from any city in America as being the first to exceed the 4G speed barrier by more than 50 megabits per second. Columbus was nominated in the list of the 2012 Smart21 Communities of the Year. This is a very prestigious award program issued by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a worldwide organization responsible for the International Awards Program and includes communities from around the World. The City of Columbus plans to include the 4G Wi-Fi Trial Program results in its 2013 ICF Application.
The second stage of the Trial Program includes a "network load balance" and "capacity" test designed to prove handling of multiple mobile devices simultaneously at 100+ Mbps 4G speeds and is scheduled to occur within the next few months. The third and final test will be a "seamless integration" test designed to demonstrate the ability of the CCI/Wytec network to seamlessly connect with a carrier network allowing complete customer integration without loss of carrier contact. This final test will demonstrate the capability of a carrier to maintain complete "activity" control of its subscriber activities during network handoffs throughout a customer session. This test represents a "first of its kind" demonstration of the actual delivery of 100+ Mbps to multiple mobile devices across multiple carrier networks performed simultaneously without losing customer contact at any stage in the hand-off process. "The most unique and important aspect of this test is that the CCI Offload Solution is carrier agnostic and capable of integrating simultaneously with up to 16 Service Set Identifiers known as 'SSID' connections," says William H. Gray, CEO of Competitive Companies, Inc.
Upon a successful completion of the multi-stage test, CCI plans to build-out its 4G Wi-Fi offload solution in at least fifteen (15) Central Business District's (CBD) throughout selected cities in North America by year end 2013. Estimated cost to build-out the initial CBD stage in all 15 communities is approximately $1.5 Million per community. Financing of the Project includes a combination of institutional and private funding. Columbus is the first of fifteen (15) CBD deployments planned for development by CCI in 2013.
To learn more about the Columbus Project, go to www.cci-us.com/columbusproject.
About Competitive Companies, Inc.
Competitive Companies, Inc. is a Nevada-based corporation with offices in San Antonio, Texas and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The company began operations in 1998 to provide telecommunication services, including data, voice and video to multiple dwelling units in tier-one and tier-two markets. Market conditions and the acquisition of Wytec International offered a new business model in expanding its products to include fixed and mobile wireless broadband services. The utilization of the Wytec patented technology is expected to have a substantial impact on CCI's broadband services and revenue potential as it initiates offloading services both nationally and internationally. For more information, or to register to receive updates, please visit their corporate site at www.cci-us.com.
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