Tricom Selects Airspan to Supply WiMAX Solutions in the Dominican Republic
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Airspan Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN), a
leading worldwide provider of WiMAX and Wi-Fi based broadband wireless
access networks, today announced that Tricom, one of the Dominican
Republic's leading carriers, has awarded Airspan a contract to supply its
WiMAX solutions in the licensed 3.5GHz frequency band in order to expand
Tricom is a full service provider and one of the largest data providers in
the Dominican Republic, offering a wide range of fixed, mobile and paid TV
services throughout the country. Tricom's WiMAX network will be one of the
most innovative in the region and will support a full range of high-end
broadband data offerings and next generation applications.
Airspan will supply Tricom with its HiperMAX base stations and related CPEs
(customer premise equipment), which support 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX
services in both indoor and outdoor base station configurations. During
the first phase of the network rollout, Tricom will offer services in the
Santo Domingo metropolitan area, Bavaro, Haina, and Santiago.
"We are looking forward to working with Tricom as their WiMAX equipment
provider with our HiperMAX platforms," said Amit Ancikovsky, Airspan's Vice
President & General Manager, Americas. "We are continuously adding strong
and experienced carriers in the Americas to our WiMAX customer base and
Tricom is an excellent example of a leader in this region."
"We see our new WiMAX network as one of the foundations of our overall next
generation broadband access strategy in the Dominican Republic," said Julio
German, Tricom's Technology Vice President. "We are committed to providing
our customers with a broad range of telecommunication services with high,
carrier-grade quality. We believe our WiMAX network, based on Airspan's
HiperMAX platform, is a robust and high-quality network that will enable us
to provide additional broadband connectivity services in current and new
areas of service in the near term."
Airspan's HiperMAX Base Station and Indoor EasyST WiMAX modem support both
Fixed WiMAX (16d) and Mobile WiMAX (16e) System Profiles. This, combined
with support for 5, 7 and 10 MHz channels ensures the solution is highly
scaleable, delivering up to 32Mbit/s per channel, and up to 12 channels per
Base Station. HiperMAX supports advanced multi-channel Receiver and
Transmit diversity, and MIMO that delivers class-leading operational range
and true indoor coverage.
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan Networks provides wireless voice and broadband data systems and
solutions for the fixed and mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi markets, including Voice
Over IP (VoIP). Its wireless products serve operators around the world in
both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands between 700 MHz and 6 GHz.
Airspan has a strong wireless product roadmap that includes WiMAX Forum
Certified equipment and products meeting 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi standards,
Airspan's HiperMAX and MicroMAX base station products support portable and
mobile 802.16e-2005 WiMAX alongside fixed and nomadic 802.16-2004 products.
Airspan products also include "self install" and professionally installed
customer premise equipment. Airspan is on the Board and is a founder
member of the WiMAX Forum and a member of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Company
has deployments in more than 100 countries with more than 400 operators,
100 of which use Airspan's WiMAX Forum Certified and non-certified
products. Airspan's wireless systems are based on radio technology that
delivers excellent area coverage, high security and resistance to fading.
These systems can be deployed rapidly and cost effectively, providing an
attractive alternative to traditional wired communications networks.
Airspan also offers radio planning, network installation, integration,
training and support services to facilitate the deployment and operation of
its systems. Airspan is an international telecommunications equipment
provider headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. More information on Airspan
can be found at http://www.airspan.com
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