- UUNET Kenya's national "Beyond Broadband" network to serve business
subscribers in 2008 -
TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless
infrastructure products, today announced that UUNET Kenya Ltd. ("UUNET
Kenya"), a regional business communications provider, has chosen Redline's
WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) RedMAX(TM) products for its national WiMAX network.
UUNET Kenya will extend its "Beyond Broadband" network to serve corporate
customers in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu in 2008.
UUNET Kenya initiated its RedMAX deployment in 2006, delivering services
to enterprise customers in Nairobi including the Nairobi Stock Exchange and
the Kenyan Wildlife Service, and generating a return on its initial WiMAX
investment within 18 months. UUNET Kenya now plans to expand its RedMAX
network and has capacity to serve users across the country.
"With the launch of our WiMAX network, we have been able to deliver fast
and reliable broadband services to our customers and quickly achieve our
growth objectives," said Kenneth Kareithi, UUNET Kenya's Marketing Manager.
"With Redline's RedMAX solutions, we are able to deliver high quality voice,
video and data services to a high volume of users from government agencies,
corporations and educational institutions and generate a rapid return on our
"With our second phase of deployment underway, we plan to expand our
RedMAX WiMAX network across the country so that more businesses can reap the
benefits of broadband access," said Nyagitari Bosire, UUNET Kenya's Project
Manager for Broadband Services.
UUNET Kenya is the latest telecommunications provider on the African
Continent to expand and enhance its communications networks with Redline's
RedMAX products. "UUNET Kenya is among the 49 carriers worldwide that are
delivering commercial WiMAX services today, and have established a profitable
business model with Redline's high-capacity RedMAX networks," said Kevin
Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline
Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family
Redline's RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX solutions includes 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(TM) 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(TM)
Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for
enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX(TM) 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(TM) family to include products for additional frequency bands,
applications and standards.
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 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.
About UUNET Kenya
UUNET Kenya is the leading business communication solutions provider with
an exclusive focus on the corporate market, with more than 60% percent of
market share in Kenya. Its goal: to provide its customers with the most
reliable, best supported and most cost-effective network service possible,
both nationally and internationally. It does so by having the most modern and
reliable network infrastructure in the region, and partnerships with global
telecommunication leaders, enabling it to develop and deploy best-of-breed
solutions. For more information on UUNET Kenya, visit: http://www.uunet.co.ke
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.
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