-- Company's Fixed WiMAX system selected as part of a US$50 million network across Romania --
TORONTO, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline") (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure (BWI) products, today announced that it has signed a multi-million dollar contract to supply Fixed WiMAX radios for a roll-out in Romania. RADIOCOM S.A. (Societatea Nationala Radiocomunicatii), a leading provider of communication services in Romania has announced the deployment of a full-service WiMAX network across Romania. Redline will supply the WiMAX radio portion of this project through their local partner, Omnilogic.
"A vast proportion of the geography in Romania lacks a reliable and affordable option for broadband connectivity," said Mr. Gabriel Grecu, Executive Director of RADIOCOM. "We believe Redline's WiMAX offering is the best solution for meeting our quality, performance, scalability and reliability requirements. After analyzing Redline's WiMAX offering, and talking to other Redline clients who have deployed similar large networks, we are confident we have a reliable solution that will benefit these deserving communities."
Redline will provide its 3.6-3.8 GHz RedMAX UX base stations and SUO/SUI customer premise equipment to RADIOCOM to deploy a high-capacity Fixed WiMAX network that will bring broadband services to government offices, schools and businesses in Romania. The new service will focus on locations that do not currently have reliable Broadband connectivity, and the project goals reflect the Romanian government's strong support of universal Broadband communications nationwide.
Mr. Grecu continued: "We believe the flexibility of Redline's Fixed WiMAX equipment will enable us to offer a world-class service. The RedMAX UX Base Station offers high scalability and the capacity required to best serve urban and the long-range requirements for rural areas. This, combined with a small footprint and low CAPEX, made the RedMAX UX system the right match."
"RADIOCOM is the first service provider in Romania to execute on its vision of bringing wireless broadband services to both established and underserved areas," said Eric Melka, Redline's Acting Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Redline Board of Directors. "We applaud this initiative and the leaders that are introducing the much-needed broadband communications network, as well as the regulators that are opening new frequency bands such as the 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum, as has been done in other countries. Redline is very pleased to be part of this important project."
Redline expects that all products forming part of this agreement to be shipped this year.
Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family
Redline's RedMAX(TM) family of fixed WiMAX solutions includes the world's first complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) mark for conformance to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline's carrier-class RedMAX(TM) Base Stations (AN-100U and AN-100UX) support voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also include the RedMAX(TM) Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX(TM) Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control their network, ensuring high service availability.
About Rapid OMNILOGIC
Omnilogic management was targeting from the very beginning, to become the dominant player in the domestic, as well as in the regional IT&C market. The company (founded in November 1992 as a private, limited liabilities one), was one of the first to sense the considerable development potential of the technology sector in Romania. Just a few years after the start-up and notably, with a relatively small number of employees, the company achieved over 20% of the Romanian traditional IT &C market.
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