Redline's WiMAX system helps Intel connect 4 schools in Malinalco, Mexico



    -- Intel leverages RedMAX products to deliver broadband connectivity and
    educational services to rural students --

    MALINALCO, Mexico, April 2 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc., a
provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure
products, and Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, today announced
the successful deployment of Redline's RedMAX system to establish the advanced
WiMAX network in Malinalco, Mexico, located in a mountainous region
seventy seven kilometers south west of Mexico City. The network deployment is
part of Intel's World Ahead Program which improves education by empowering
teachers and preparing students for success in the global economy through
programs, resources, and the application of advanced broadband wireless
technology.
    The joint initiative also includes the Union of Entrepreneurs for
Educational Technology (UNETE), a Mexican nonprofit organization whose mission
is to improve the quality of Mexico's public schools by providing computers
and training through broadband wireless connectivity and AXTEL, Mexico's
nationwide carrier who offered logistics, implementation services and the 3.5
spectrum required for the project.
    "Partnering with public and private organizations like Redline enables
Intel to drive WiMAX broadband deployments that will reach cities as well as
suburban and rural communities, like Malinalco, that previously were either
impossible or too costly for carriers to pursue," said Pedro Cerecer, Telecom
Sector Manager, Intel Corporation. "Redline's WiMAX system is helping our
World Ahead Program to connect the children and teachers of 4 schools in
Malinalco to the Internet and to the rest of the world, giving them the tools
needed to improve education and prime them for success. This first phase of
the Malinalco network deployment has proven to be so successful that UNETE is
currently considering an expansion to include additional rural communities
across Mexico."
    Redline's high performance RedMAX AN-100U base station and SU-O outdoor
broadband wireless subscriber unit combines to form the WiMAX system that
delivers the reliable connectivity needed for this challenging project. The
first phase of the network deployment delivers Internet connectivity to 4
rural schools under non line-of-sight (NLOS) conditions with links up to 4
kilometers distance from the base station.
    The network overcomes geographically challenging conditions including
higher mountain elevation and dense forest location where limited visibility
and foliage demanded exceptional NLOS WiMAX performance.
    "Redline is very proud to contribute the technology solution that helps
bring Internet service to more than 400 students and their teachers in this
rural part of Mexico. This represents the latest project in which Redline has
joined forces with Intel to deliver advanced broadband services around the
globe," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development,
Redline Communications Inc. "We commend Intel as one of the world's foremost
companies currently leveraging the benefits of WiMAX to deliver Internet
connectivity and educational tools to cities, remote regions and to more
people worldwide."

    Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family

    Redline's RedMAX family of WiMAX solutions is the world's first complete
system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) mark for conformance to the
WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline's carrier-class
RedMAX Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice, video, and prioritized data
traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks.
Redline's WiMAX products also include the RedMAX Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I)
and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential
services. The RedMAX Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control
the network, ensuring high service availability. Redline is maintaining its
WiMAX leadership with the expansion of its RedMAX family to include products
for additional frequency bands, applications and standards.

    About Intel Corporation

    Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies,
products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.
Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

    About AXTEL

    AXTEL offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated telecommunications
services across all sectors in Mexico, from the residential market and small
to medium sized enterprises (SME's) to large corporations and governmental
entities. It is the country's leading competitive exchange carrier and the
premium provider of IP-based services, including the planning, monitoring,
security and operation of custom-designed networks.
    AXTEL's world-class infrastructure integrates complementary wired and
wireless access technologies, such as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
links, as well as Mexico's largest competitive fiber optic network to provide
converged voice, data and video. Its network is linked to the world's
principal IP backbone, and supports a full suite of advanced Internet Data
Center services, such as web hosting and virtual ISP services. Its
telecommunications services range from fixed local and long distance telephony
to advanced voice and data transmission, Virtual Private Networks (VPN's),
information security, among other value-added solutions tailor-made to fit its
customers' needs, according to their size and type of business. In December
2006 AXTEL acquired Avantel, to become the country's second-largest integrated
fixed-telephony provider and the leading operator of Virtual Private Networks
in the country.

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based
wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM)
systems and award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) family 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 35,000 installations in 75 countries, and a
global network of over 100 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps
service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out the
services and applications that drive their business forward. For more
information, visit www.redlinecommunications.com.

    NOTE: All registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in this
    release are the property of their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Anderson, Redline Communications, (M)
(647) 296-3117, (O) (905) 479-8344 x333, canderson@redlinecommunications.com


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