Hotspot chooses Redline's RedMAX(TM) for national WiMAX network in Tanzania

    - Hotspot, Redline Communications and RapidCloud to install
    WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) network to cover six major centres -

    TORONTO, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and
AIM: RDL), a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX access and broadband
wireless infrastructure products, today announced that Hotspot Business
Solutions ("Hotspot"), a regional telecommunications provider in Tanzania, has
selected Redline's RedMAX products for the country's first national WiMAX
    Hotspot will launch the first phase of its WiMAX network, on November
15th, delivering commercial WiMAX services to Dar es Salaam, the country's
premier commercial centre, and Mwanza. The first phase will also include the
deployment of a RedMAX network in Arusha in December 2007. Hotspot expects to
increase the number of its subscribers in these regions by up to 60 per cent
over the next two years. The second phase of the Hotspot RedMAX deployment
will begin in January 2008, and will bring WiMAX services to the capital city
of Dodoma, as well as Morogoro and Zanzibar. With its six-city WiMAX network,
Hotspot will be able to deliver high quality voice, video and data internet
services to government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and
residents across Tanzania.
    "This is a great milestone in Tanzanian history. By launching WiMAX in
the region, we have become a catalyst for positive change," said Emmanuel
Nyaki, Chief Executive Officer of Hotspot. "With Redline's extensive
experience installing OFDM and WiMAX systems, we will be able to quickly
deploy our network and deliver revenue-generating broadband services. In
addition, with Redline's solution, our network can support a much greater
capacity of subscribers than with other technologies, allowing a much faster
return on our investment - a return we hope to realize within the next eight
to 10 months."
    Hotspot selected Redline after a comprehensive review of four leading
WiMAX companies. Under the terms of the agreement, the Hotspot WiMAX network
will be closely managed and coordinated by RapidCloud Technology (Pty) Ltd
("RapidCloud"), a Premium Redline Certified Partner and major systems
integrator that provides local logistical and post-sales operational support
to the Hotspot and other RedMAX network installations in the East Africa
region. Hotspot and RapidCloud have previously installed Redline's AN-30e to
connect Hotspot's existing satellite network.
    "Hotspot is the latest example of a company that has trialed Redline's
products and chosen RedMAX for its wide scale WiMAX commercial deployment in a
fast-growing emerging market," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing
and Business Development, Redline. "We expect that with its professional
network planning and solid business model, Hotspot will join the many RedMAX
customers with commercial deployments that are already generating revenues to
fuel the further expansion of their networks."
    "Wireless broadband service providers must balance their customers'
expectations of high-quality broadband service against the reality of its
cost," said Malcolm Clark, Managing Director, RapidCloud. "With RedMAX,
Hotspot meets its customer expectations, while avoiding expensive
infrastructure investments, allowing for more growth and deployment
    To celebrate their WiMAX launch, Hotspot is hosting a press conference on
November 15th, 2007 at 6:45 pm at the Kilimanjaro Kempinski hotel in Tanzania.
At the event, the following persons will be available to provide information
on the Hotspot RedMAX deployment:

    -   Daniel Noni, Operations Manager, Hotspot
    -   Simon Wilder, Managing Director, Europe and Africa, Redline
    -   Malcolm Clark, Managing Director, RapidCloud

    Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family

    Redline's RedMAX 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 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.

    RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX

    The RedMAX 4C, 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 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 includes a
modular, standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications Computing
Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to
deploy. RedMAX 4C 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 products with its RedMAX 4C technologies, providing
operators a path to true mobility.

    About Hotspot Business Solutions

    Hotspot Business Solutions - The Network That Delivers - is a well
established company, founded in 2004 and registered in 2005. We specialize in
the provision of the state-of-the-art business solutions: Satellite-based
Data/Internet Services, Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN)
Connectivity Solutions, Consultancy in ICT and Management Information Systems
(MIS) coupled with Technical and Maintenance Services. For more information,

    About RapidCloud Technology

    RapidCloud Technology (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned, South African based
technology company. Founded in 2002, RapidCloud focuses on identifying,
developing and implementing targeted telecommunication and enterprise
solutions to enable telecommunication carriers, wireless ISPs and enterprises
to expanded service capabilities while driving cost-efficiencies. For
accelerated adoption of new broadband services, reduced communication costs
and new connectivity possibilities contact RapidCloud at

    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
75,000 installations in 80 countries, and a global network of over
140 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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For further information:

For further information: Redline Communications: Carolyn Anderson, Paree
Katharos,,, Tel: (905) 479-8344; Equicom Group: Craig
Armitage, Vanessa Beresford,,, (416) 815-0700; Buchanan Communications: Jeremy
Garcia, James Strong, Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000; Canaccord Adams: Chris Bowman,
Andrew Chubb, Tel: +44 (0)20 7050 6500

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