Redline and Starent Networks join forces to deliver complete Mobile WiMAX solution



    
    --Solution based on leading technologies and open standards will enable
    service providers to roll out true Mobile WiMAX networks --
    

    CHICAGO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - WIMAX WORLD 2008 - Redline Communications Group
Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband
wireless infrastructure products and Starent Networks, Corp. (Nasdaq:   STAR), a
leading provider of infrastructure solutions that enable mobile operators to
deliver multimedia services, today announced the two companies have formed a
strategic alliance for the co-development of a complete Mobile WiMAX solution.
    The joint solution will incorporate Redline's RedMAX 4C(TM) family of
Mobile WiMAX radio access network products and Starent Network's ASN Gateway
and Home Agent (HA) solution for mobile WiMAX networks, resulting in a
complete carrier class solution. Redline's RedMAX products and Starent's ASN
Gateway and HA are designed to enable service operators to expand their
networks to support various access technologies and provide subscribers with
4G mobile services based on best-in-class equipment.
    "By incorporating Starent's ASN Gateway and HA solution with our mobile
WiMAX products, which include our WiMAX Forum Certified(R) customer premise
equipment, carriers will be able to enhance the subscriber experience while
leveraging their current investments in core infrastructure and applications,"
said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development,
Redline Communications. An ASN Gateway is important to the roll-out of
carrier-class Mobile WiMAX networks and Starent's platform supports the high
performance applications and advanced traffic handling required for a
successful WiMAX network."
    "Redline is recognized among the most widely deployed providers of WiMAX
Forum Certified systems. Redline's experience will greatly enhance our ability
to deliver a comprehensive mobile WiMAX solution that meets the needs of
carriers," said Thierry Maupilé, Vice President of Marketing and Business
Development, Starent Networks.
    "The combination of Redline's industry leading WiMAX technology with
Starent's intelligent ASN Gateway and Home Agent is a key asset to network
operators as it will provide a tool to deliver the capacity, features and
applications needed to deploy standards-based 4G mobile networks," said 
Monica Paolini, Founder and President of Senza Fili Consulting, a leading
analyst and consulting firm specializing in wireless data.
    Redline's agreement to partner with Starent Networks on a complete Mobile
WiMAX solution is part of the Redline Ecosystem Verification ('REV') program,
which ensures interoperability and support of advanced network management and
communication services between Redline's RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX and
RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX Forum Certified(R) products with devices and
applications being developed by other companies in the WiMAX and
communications ecosystems.

    RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX

    The RedMAX 4C(TM), which is based on the WiMAX industry's 802.16e-2005
standards for mobile WiMAX, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and
mobile wireless services including support for 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)
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.

    Starent's ASN Gateway and Home Agent Solutions

    Starent's ASN Gateway is a subscriber mobility access gateway for IEEE
802.16e Mobile WiMAX radio access networks. The ASN Gateway is designed to
support connection management and mobility across cell sites and inter-service
provider network boundaries through processing of subscriber control and
bearer data traffic. The ASN Gateway serves as the Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP) authenticator for subscriber identity and acts as a RADIUS
client to the operator's AAA servers. The Starent Home Agent acts as a
subscriber anchor point maintaining the IP session as the subscriber moves
through or across networks. The ASN Gateway and Home Agent are supported on
Starent's <a href="http://www.starentnetworks.com/en/st16.php">ST16</a>(TM) and <a href="http://www.starentnetworks.com/en/st40.php">ST40</a>(TM) multimedia core platforms - the preferred
solutions for many of the world's most successful mobile operators. This
carrier-class platform boasts exceptional reliability and performance
characteristics that allow Mobile WiMAX operators to enhance the subscriber
experience.

    About Starent Networks

    Starent Networks, Corp. is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions
that enable mobile operators to deliver multimedia services to their
subscribers. Starent Networks has created solutions that provide mobile
operators with the functions and services needed for access, mobility
management and call control in their networks. Through integrated intelligence
and high performance capabilities, Starent Networks' solutions also enhance
subscriber management, billing and session policy enforcement. The company's
products are capable of supporting a wide range of mobile wireless networks,
such as UMTS, CDMA2000, WiFi, and WiMAX. Starent Networks' products have been
deployed by over 85 mobile operators in 35 countries. Additional information
about Starent Networks is available at www.starentnetworks.com

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications (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.

    Redline Safe Harbor Statement

    
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    Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements
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result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Starent Networks' Safe Harbor Statement

    Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and
prospects for Starent Networks, including statements about expectations
related to the company's multimedia solutions constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. These statements may contain the words "believes," "anticipates,"
"plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions. Actual results may differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result
of various important factors, including the inability to predict the future
success or market acceptance of Starent Networks' multimedia core platform
solutions, the highly competitive and rapidly evolving market in which Starent
Networks' competes, Starent Networks' limited operating history, the
fluctuation of its past operating results, its reliance on a limited number of
customers for a significant portion of its revenues and its reliance on a
single line of products and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors"
section of Starent Networks' Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking
statements included in this press release represent Starent Networks' views as
of the date of this press release. Starent Networks anticipates that
subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However,
while Starent Networks may elect to update these forward-looking statements at
some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.
These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing
Starent Networks' views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press
release.

    
    Starent(R) and the Starent Networks logo and ST40(TM) are either
    registered trademarks or trademarks of Starent Networks, Corp. in the
    United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and
    products mentioned in this release may be the trademarks of their
    respective owners.
    





For further information:

For further information: Redline Communications: Carolyn Anderson,
Chantelle Bani, canderson@redlinecommunications.com,
cbani@redlinecommunications.com, Tel: (905) 479-8344; Starent Networks: Andy
Capener, acapener@starentnetworks.com, Tel: (978) 851-1177; Canaccord Adams:
Neil Johnson, Andrew Chubb, Tel: +44 (0)20 7050 6500; Equicom Group: Craig
Armitage, Vanessa Beresford, carmitage@equicomgroup.com,
vberesford@equicomgroup.com, Tel: (416) 815-0700


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