French WiMAX Operator Altitude Selects WiNetworks Solutions to Support
Continued Growth in France
Other Topics: Wireless IP
WiMAX Fiscal Results
February 11, 2009
New York, NY -- WiNetworks, a pioneer and leader in the development and
integration of WiMAX 802.16e Wave 2 (MIMO) technologies, announced today
a new partnership with French operator Altitude Telecom, a subsidiary of
Altitude Group and a well establish supplier of wireless services.
Altitude Telecom has pioneered WiMAX services in France since 2004, and
the new relationship with WiNetworks will help the company integrate
cutting-edge solutions. WiNetworks’ Win- Max® Pico base station, in
particular, will allow Altitude Telecom to extend its current coverage
and provide extensive, high quality wireless broadband services for
fixed, nomadic and mobile WiMAX networks. Deployments of the Win-Max®
solution have already started, facilitating on-going expansions in
multiple cities and remote rural areas.
WiNetworks’ Win-Max® Pico base station is the best priced base station
in the market today supporting the 802.16e Wave 2 Mobile WiMAX standard.
Both the Win-Max Pico and the Compact WiMAX base stations are optimized
for indoor & outdoor coverage, offering a SoC approach based on WiMAX
Forum Certified Mobile WiMAX SQN-2130RD. These products have several
advantages including a design geared for quick and easy installations
that allows mounting on lampposts, supporting outdoor fixtures and
offering economies of scale.
is delighted to work with Altitude as they expand their broadband
offerings and continue to grow throughout France,“ commented Mr. Effi
Atad, CEO of WiNetworks. “By choosing WiNetwork’s Mobile WiMAX solution,
Altitude will continue to change the way people in France communicate.
This is a fast growing company that provides world class broadband
solutions while enhancing the end users’ experience, and we view this
exciting relationship as a long-term partnership.”
Fabrice Ballart, Directeur Général of Altitude Telecom, added, “By
developing seamless connectivity to the urban and rural residents of
France with new technologies, we leverage the enormous benefits of WiMAX
solutions. At Altitude Telecom we expect to see expansion in all areas,
reaching more customers and offering them the benefits of WiMAX at
excellent rates. Working with WiNetworks is win-win, and facilitates two
key elements in this fast-paced arena: competitive prices and easily
The Win-Max® product family, including Compact and Pico BST along with
mobile, nomadic and fixed CPEs, is commercially available for immediate
delivery. Winetworks will be showing the Win-Max® product family at
Mobile World Congress February 16-19, in Barcelona, IMA Center Hall 4
About Altitude Infrastructure
Altitude is a telecommunication operator which invests in broadband
technologies to provide solutions for voice, data and Internet
businesses, anywhere in France. Altitude takes advantage on its
expertise of all telecommunications technologies (xDSL, fiber optics,
BLR-WiMAX, ISDN, Edge-GPRS, etc.), to offer its services to many
administrations and large companies: MPLS IP VPN, voice over IP,
Internet access, hosting, and convergence.
Altitude Infrastructure, subsidiary of Altitude Group, is the entity
dedicated to the construction, the development and the exploitation of
alternative telecommunication infrastructures in France in order to
better serve local authorities and operators.
At present time, Altitude Infrastructure has already deployed 600 base
stations throughout France in regions where residents can now subscribe
to a WiMAX service offer.
Altitude Group remains the expert in building WiMAX networks in France
and benefits from many references in terms of regional WiMAX deployments
such as: Vendée, Calvados, Eure, Orne, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Jura,
Seine-et-Marne, Deux-Sèvres, Grand Rodez....
For more information, visit www.altitudeinfrastructure.fr.
WiNetworks Inc. is an innovative provider of unique WiMAX systems built
according to the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard. WiNetwork's Win-Max®
systems offer a full range of products including the Compact Base
Station, Pico Base Station, Customer Premise Equipment (CPEs), Self
Install Units and PC Cards. Win-Max systems are standardsbased products
supporting mobile, portable and fixed WiMAX 802.16e-2005.
WiNetwork's offers the Win-Max systems in the 1.X, 2.X and 3.XGHz
frequencies including customized solutions for special frequency ranges.
WiNetworks was founded in 2004 and is a principle member of the WiMAX
Forum and is leading the development of the new 802.16j WiMAX standard
for relay technologies. For more information visit: www.winetworks.com.
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