SAN ANTONIO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Companies, Inc. "CCI" (OTCBB: CCOP), a leading developer of "Smart City" technologies, announced today that the Company has successfully completed its Phase Two Pilot Program in Columbus, Ohio paving the way for further development in supporting the fastest citywide Wi-Fi network in North America.
Phase Two of the Pilot Program resulted in an unprecedented download speed of more than 150Mbps to a mobile device—more than 15 times faster than what is currently available. These speeds are a result of the company's proprietary technology and utilization of the City's current infrastructure collectively designed to revolutionize a consumer's experience via their mobile devices.
The second phase of the Program focused on multiple technical network aspects including load balancing, secure SSID connections, path differentiation, millimeter wave backhaul and stability of mobile throughput speeds. The Pilot network configuration consisted of more than 50 network access points located strategically on four downtown City-owned facilities.
"As we expected, the Pilot Program was an unprecedented success," remarked Angus Davis, CCI's Chief Strategy Officer. "We remain focused on delivering the nation's first 'Smart City' development; the foundation of which contains CCI's proprietary ultra-fast, high capacity, citywide Wi-Fi."
Gary Cavin, Director of Technology with the City of Columbus states, "We look forward to our continued spirit of collaboration with CCI in designing and building the first Smart City Wi-Fi Network in the United States and being able to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Columbus."
CCI originally partnered with Columbus in December of 2012 on Phase 1 of the Pilot Program and was successful in registering speeds of 117 Mbps to a laptop and more than 70 Mbps to a smart phone. Phase Two of the Program registered new throughput speeds for a laptop at 155 Mbps. This included multiple tests for inside and outside Wi-Fi nodes.
Due to the combined success of the multi-phased Pilot Programs, the City of Columbus has now requested CCI to initiate Phase three, an expanded rollout, to the remaining areas of the Central Business District (CBD) that will include redundant connections to the City's security applications and other strategically located sites. This solidifies CCI's original business model of establishing citywide Wi-Fi 4G coverage in the CBD. The business model calls for the delivery of expanded coverage by serving multiple carriers over a fiber optics redundant network. The new network plan complies with the City's mandate to provide carrier-agnostic coverage capable of supporting "free Wi-Fi" services to chosen community locations while simultaneously allowing carriers to offer exceptionally high-speed (4G) services to their paying customers.
In conjunction with Columbus, CCI is now in high level discussions with nine (9) additional U.S. cities and two foreign countries related to its Smart City development concept.
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, Inc. has offered CCI an expanded business model capable of supporting next generation 4G mobile and fixed wireless broadband services. The acquisition of Wytec and its patented technology is expected to have a substantial impact on CCI's broadband services and revenue potential as it initiates its "Smart City" development 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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William H. Gray, President/CEO
Competitive Companies, Inc.
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