VANCOUVER, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. ("Craig Wireless") (TSX: CWG) announced today that they have deployed Canada's first 4G WiMAX network that is bringing high-speed wireless broadband service to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The deployment is part of the first phase of a WiMAX network announced by Craig Wireless and Motorola in September 2009. When complete later this year, the Craig Wireless network is expected to serve over one million people in and around Vancouver.
"Being able to demonstrate 4G wireless broadband this month really adds to the excitement of launching our WiMAX service here in Vancouver," said T. Boyd Craig, founder and co-CEO of Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. "With the eyes of the world on Vancouver we're excited to showcase how individuals and businesses will be able to access the Internet wirelessly at true broadband speeds using this revolutionary technology."
Craig Wireless is carrying out WiMAX demonstrations in Vancouver for select members of the media, visitors and competitors which shows how this next-generation, world-leading broadband solution can redefine consumer interaction with the Internet. With a WiMAX Modem or a high-performance, plug-and-play USB dongle, these individuals are experiencing the superior connectivity and convenience of wireless broadband in their hotels, offices and at select venues in Vancouver.
About Craig Wireless Systems Ltd.:
Craig Wireless Systems and its affiliates (collectively, the "CWS Group") offer a broad range of telecommunications services, including, broadband internet access, television programming delivery, business connectivity solutions, hosting, security and telecommunications solutions. Through certain members of the CWS Group, Craig Wireless holds or leases licenses for spectrum in the 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz or 3.5 GHz bands in the provinces of Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada, Riverside County in Southern California (United States) and in Greece. The CWS Group also has spectrum interests in Norway and New Zealand. Spectrum in these ranges is effective for delivery of point-to-multipoint signals, possesses robust bandwidth capability and supports emerging WiMAX-based applications, including portable and mobile applications. For more information: www.craigwireless.com
Notice on forward-looking statements
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Craig Wireless and its business. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Craig Wireless and its business. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Craig Wireless does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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