Multiple Indiana Counties to Receive Next-Generation Services
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Airspan
Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access
networks, announced today that LigTel
Communications, an Indiana-based telecommunications company offering
next-generation data services, purchased Airspan's advanced technology
WiMAX equipment through systems integrator Stutler Technologies Corp.
Operating in the 700 MHz and 3.65 GHz frequency bands, LigTel's network
serves residents and businesses of several counties, including Noble,
LaGrange, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Whitley. The dual frequency network
incorporates Airspan's MicroMAXd
platforms, allowing LigTel to broaden their offering to a larger customer
base. Coupled with the outdoor ProST CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), the
network maximizes range and coverage.
"LigTel selected the Airspan equipment because no other vendor could offer
the full suite of products operating in both the 700 MHz and 3.65 GHz bands. We
have been very pleased with the performance of the equipment and have plans
for expansion in 2010," commented Don Johnson, General Manager of LigTel.
"LigTel is the typical Middle-America operator. Their service area covers a
range of regions including urban, suburban and the truly rural. They
required a customized solution that was able to operate in both frequency
bands as well as offer a comprehensive, robust solution at an affordable
price point. Airspan was able to accommodate these needs," stated J.J.
Stutler, CEO of Stutler Technologies. "Stutler has a wealth of experience
with wireless operators such as LigTel, especially those facing rural
challenges. Our partnership with Airspan Networks allows us to best serve
these customers with end-to-end WiMAX solutions that fit their business
Airspan's advanced technology equipment incorporates high-end features such
high-speed data, carrier-class voice, Wi-Fi integration, advanced frequency
reuse and true Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) operation.
"Airspan is well positioned to serve American operators of all types and
sizes. With the widest variety of equipment on the market, we offer a truly
robust and easy-to-deploy solution. Our products serve multiple business
models for rural and emerging markets as well as urban, mobile businesses,"
commented Amit Ancikovsky, President of Sales and Products for Airspan.
"Stutler has been a valued partner for several years. We look forward to
continuing our shared goals in serving the US market together."
Airspan's comprehensive product portfolio offers fixed and mobile WiMAX
solutions for operation in the 700 MHz up to 5.9 GHz bands.
About LigTel Communications
LigTel Communications offers High-speed Internet Service to Noble,
LaGrange, Kosciusko, Elkhart, Whitley, DeKalb, and Steuben Counties in
Northeastern Indiana. With a vast product offering that includes High-speed
Internet access, long distance phone service, anti-virus computer
protection, SPAM filtering and Web hosting, LigTel is a local company that
give personal attention and top quality customer service. LigTel is a
subsidiary of Ligonier Telephone Company which has been providing
Telecommunications services since 1896.
About Stutler Technologies Corp.
Stutler Technologies is one of the largest US system integrators for major
wireless equipment manufacturers and specializes in complete RF, telephony,
networking and tower services as well as continued customer network
education and support. Stutler Technologies caters to the needs and issues
of the rural telephone community and actively works with both licensed and
unlicensed fixed applications. With specific expertise in the 700 MHz and
3.65 GHz frequency bands, Stutler has nationwide deployments in 39 states
and with over 60 700 MHz license holders.
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan (PINKSHEETS: AIRO) is a leading WiMAX pure player and the
solution-provider of choice for some of the world's largest WiMAX
deployments. Developing leading-edge technology for broadband access and
IP-telephony, Airspan continues to supply operators around the world with
best-of-breed solutions. With direct sales offices throughout Asia, EMEA
and the Americas, a worldwide network of resellers and agents, and
partnership alliances with major OEMs, Airspan boasts over 100 commercial
WiMAX deployments worldwide. www.airspan.com.
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