and Redline initiate US$30 million WiMAX network in Brazil
Other topics: WiMAX 2.5 GHz Chip,
Redline Communications Inc.
August 2, 2007
Toronto, Canada -- Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider of
standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products,
today announced that Neovia, the major Brazilian wireless service
provider, has chosen Redline's RedMAX(TM) products for the first stage
of its planned US$30M fixed wireless network. Neovia is the first in
Brazil to incorporate WiMAX Certified Equipment in its network, which
serves more than 35,000 subscribers in 52 cities throughout Sao Paulo
|Brightstar, a Redline
Value Added Distributor and the leading wireless distribution and supply
chain solutions provider in the world, was an integral part of the
collaborative team that is enabling Neovia to design and implement the
high-density network for the delivery of voice, video and data services.
The RedMAX network will deliver true broadband connectivity, offering
users at speeds of up to 35 Mbps, with guaranteed service levels for
businesses and residents.
"Redline is the clear WiMAX vendor of choice for industry-leading,
high-performance, wireless broadband access and backhaul networks,"
Carlos Barroso, Chief Technical and Operational Director at Neovia.
"After a rigorous evaluation process and commercial trials of other
proprietary and WiMAX products, we selected Redline's RedMAX systems.
RedMAX delivers the highest-capacity and highest-performance of any
other WiMAX product we have trialed. In addition, its products are
backed by the most vigorous attention to deployment services and
support, giving us the confidence that we could establish a certified
WiMAX network and continue to grow with Redline."
"With more than 100 RedMAX deployments in 40 countries, Redline has
become a trusted source for true WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products that
support a rapid return on carrier's network investment," said Kevin
Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline
Communications. "Leading wireless carriers such as Neovia are among the
hundreds of companies that are now generating real revenues from their
"WiMAX has established itself as a proven, cost effective technology,
which offers an operator the broadest flexibility to address their
customers needs in the marketplace today, especially where the demand
exists for high bandwidth services," said John Bonadurer III, General
Manager WiMAX, Brightstar. "Redline's RedMAX solution has been proven to
support high concentrations of users on a single sector, providing
carriers with an excellent return on investment."
Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family
Redline's RedMAX family of 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 Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice,
video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity
wireless broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also include the
RedMAX Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O)
designed for enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX Management
Suite enables operators to monitor and control the network, ensuring
high service availability. Redline is maintaining its WiMAX leadership
with the expansion of its RedMAX family to include products for
additional frequency bands, applications and standards.
RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX Platform
The RedMAX 4C is the latest addition to Redline's family of WiMAX
products. Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, RedMAX 4C
is designed to conform to the requirements for 802.16e Certification
Wave 2, which is the WiMAX Forum's official certification program for
Mobile WiMAX. Supporting a high concentration of subscribers, it enables
operators to realize a rapid return on their WiMAX investment, with a
low total cost of ownership. The RedMAX 4C includes a modular,
standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications Computing
Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy
to deploy. RedMAX 4C will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor
fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets
Founded in 2001, Neovia is a Sao Paulo-based wireless service provider
dedicated to IP wireless technology. The company was the first service
provider to provide WiMAX commercially in Brazil. For more information,
Brightstar Corp. is the largest wireless distributor and supply chain
solutions provider in the world. With global headquarters in Miami, FL,
Brightstar serves customers on six continents. The company provides
solutions to network operators, MVNOs, resellers, retailers and agents
around the world and also represents the world's leading wireless
manufacturers. In 2006, Brightstar generated $3.6 billion in revenue.
For more information, visit www.brightstarcorp.com.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based
wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum
Certified(TM) systems and award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) family of
broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service providers and
other network operators to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth
services including voice, video and data communications. Redline is
committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the
continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband
products. With more than 35,000 installations in 75 countries, and a
global network of over 100 partners, Redline's experience and expertise
helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll
out the services and applications that drive their business forward. For
more information, visit www.redlinecommunications.com.
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