Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation Expands Business Operations With Exalt

Company Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems to Serve Mobile Operators and Subscribers

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Exalt Communications today announced that Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation (ANTC), an ISP and network service provider headquartered in Las Vegas, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to expand its operations by providing carrier grade backhaul service and wireless broadband Internet access to select rural communities in the Southwest. The company currently uses Exalt licensed and license-exempt systems in its network from Pahrump in south Nevada to Hawthorne in the north. Ultimately, ANTC will deploy additional Exalt systems to extend its network from Reno to Las Vegas, adding capacity as it subscriber base grows.

ANTC leases backhaul capacity to mobile operators expanding coverage or adding capacity to their existing networks and, through its subsidiaries WestNet Nevada and Atomsplash, sells broadband Internet services to individual subscribers.

"We are building a carrier-grade backbone, and Exalt offers outstanding reliability and far greater flexibility than other microwave systems providers," said Kevin Hayes, vice president of Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation. "Exalt's unique ability to aggregate capacity from 5 and 6 GHz systems on the same link was the real difference-maker for us. We started with just one link, but now Exalt systems are ubiquitous throughout our network, and we have specified Exalt systems for a new project that will connect a total of 28 sites establishing broadband access throughout central Nevada."

By aggregating Exalt 5 GHz radios with its 6 GHz links, ANTC is increasing backhaul capacity by more than 50 percent. ANTC can add even more link capacity when necessary with simple license key upgrades, so it does not have to replace equipment. Additionally, the Exalt 5 GHz radios provide a built-in backup for the 6 GHz systems, although all the Exalt systems have been completely reliable to date.

Because many of ANTC's tower locations are on windy mountaintops, the company selected Exalt all-indoor systems to ease maintenance. The microwave links average 40 miles in length, and each link currently is configured to carry at least 260 megabits per second (Mbps) of Ethernet traffic and 4 T1 lines.

"Our broad product line, unique capabilities such as aggregating capacity of licensed and license-exempt radios, and our understanding of the many challenges that service providers face makes Exalt the logical choice to build out these networks," said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. "Companies like Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation are finding that Exalt offers more choices, simplifies microwave backhaul configuration, installation, and maintenance, and lowers the total cost of ownership. Those tangible benefits are why more and more service providers are turning to Exalt."

The Exalt Microwave Backhaul Product Portfolio
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems -- indoor, outdoor, and split-mount -- offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 43 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. Designed to enable a smooth transition to IP, they offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable. For easy and secure management using third-party network management systems, Exalt systems support SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Data security is provided by available FIPS 197-compliant AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption that adds zero latency to the transmission. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.

About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems to service providers, government organizations and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP-based voice, data and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of microwave radio systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.

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