November 13, 2008
Redline’s Mobile WiMAX Products Selected By Milcom Systems for WiMAX Initiative in Thailand
TORONTO and BANGKOK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced that Milcom Systems has selected Redline's WiMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX products for its first WiMAX initiative in Thailand. Tech Mahindra, Redline's preferred systems integration partner, will manage the implementation of the RedMAX 4C network.
Milcom is deploying Redline's RedMAX 4C systems at Amata Industrial Park, the biggest industrial park in Thailand located outside of Bangkok, to deliver its first Mobile WiMAX trial services targeted to business users in the region. The network will incorporate Redline's new high-power outdoor Remote Radio Head based on Redline's 4th generation WiMAX technologies and its WiMAX Forum Certified(R) RedMAX 4C RPM (RedMAX Personal Modem) subscriber units.
"Since its inception, Milcom has established itself as the leading provider of Internet and communications services that meet the strict demands of business users for convenience, performance and support of advanced voice, video and data communications," said Rattana Metem, Managing Director, Milcom Systems Co., Ltd. "The introduction of Mobile WiMAX services to our customers in Thailand will enable Milcom to further enhance our service offerings."
Milcom Systems selected Redline's RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX system following a comprehensive review of available Mobile WiMAX technologies. Tech Mahindra worked closely with Milcom throughout the evaluation process and will manage the first pilot in Bangkok.
"Redline's comprehensive and flexible Mobile WiMAX solutions enabled us to design a network that will allow Milcom to maximize its coverage, capacity and return in investment," said CP Gurnani, President, International Operations, Tech Mahindra. "Milcom's Mobile WiMAX network is characteristic of the types of WiMAX networks that we are jointly pursuing with Redline throughout the Asia Pacific and other key geographic regions."
"Milcom is among the first carriers to deploy Redline's RedMAX 4C products incorporating the new Redline remote radio solution," said Majed Sifri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Redline Communications Inc. "Milcom is an example of a carrier with a successful business model that is now planning to enhance and expand its service offerings with Redline's WiMAX offerings."
RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX
The RedMAX 4C(TM), which is based on the WiMAX industry's 802.16e-2005 standards for mobile WiMAX, includes the WiMAX Forum Certified(R) RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX RPM subscriber devices, and supports a wide range of fixed, portable and mobile wireless services including support Voice and Video over IP, broadband Internet access used to support highly valued education, medical, transportation and municipal applications, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other advanced communications services. The RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model. The RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX family includes a modular, standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C(TM) will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets and PDAs. Redline's new WiMAX offering is also designed to facilitate the integration of its existing RedMAX(TM) products with its RedMAX 4C(TM) technologies, providing operators a path to true mobility.
About Milcom Systems
Milcom Systems, established in 1993, has more than 13 years of experience in telecommunications. The company specializes in designing and installing communication networks, and serving high speed internet both wired and wireless. Milcom is the first official operator to provides internet in Bangkok (Don Muang), Chiang Mai, and Phuket under the service name "WLANNET". Milcom has developed high speed internet services for more than 50 hotels and apartments which currently serve more than 10,000 subscriber locations. Milcom Systems is committed to customer satisfaction and continuous development of its product and service offerings.
About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra (http://www.techmahindra.com/) is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications plc. With total revenues of $934 million in the year ended March 31, 2008, Tech Mahindra is India's 6th largest software exporter, and serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators. Tech Mahindra solutions enable clients to maximize returns on IT investment by achieving fast time to market, reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, proven innovative delivery models and approach to off shoring. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada & Australia.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (http://www.redlinecommunications.com/) is the leading provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX(TM) products, and its award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) and RedACCESS(TM) families 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 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of over 170 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks to support advanced communications.
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