Neovia and Redline initiate US$30 million WiMAX network in Brazil



    
    - Neovia chooses Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) RedMAX
      products and Brightstar's In-Country support for its nationwide
      wireless network -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 2 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider
of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today
announced that Neovia, the major Brazilian wireless service provider, has
chosen Redline's RedMAX(TM) products for the first stage of its planned US$30M
fixed wireless network. Neovia is the first in Brazil to incorporate WiMAX
Certified Equipment in its network, which serves more than 35,000 subscribers
in 52 cities throughout Sao Paulo State.
    Brightstar, a Redline Value Added Distributor and the leading wireless
distribution and supply chain solutions provider in the world, was an integral
part of the collaborative team that is enabling Neovia to design and implement
the high-density network for the delivery of voice, video and data services.
The RedMAX network will deliver true broadband connectivity, offering users at
speeds of up to 35 Mbps, with guaranteed service levels for businesses and
residents.
    "Redline is the clear WiMAX vendor of choice for industry-leading,
high-performance, wireless broadband access and backhaul networks," Carlos
Barroso, Chief Technical and Operational Director at Neovia. "After a rigorous
evaluation process and commercial trials of other proprietary and WiMAX
products, we selected Redline's RedMAX systems. RedMAX delivers the
highest-capacity and highest-performance of any other WiMAX product we have
trialed. In addition, its products are backed by the most vigorous attention
to deployment services and support, giving us the confidence that we could
establish a certified WiMAX network and continue to grow with Redline."
    "With more than 100 RedMAX deployments in 40 countries, Redline has
become a trusted source for true WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products that
support a rapid return on carrier's network investment," said Kevin Suitor,
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications.
"Leading wireless carriers such as Neovia are among the hundreds of companies
that are now generating real revenues from their WiMAX networks."
    "WiMAX has established itself as a proven, cost effective technology,
which offers an operator the broadest flexibility to address their customers
needs in the marketplace today, especially where the demand exists for high
bandwidth services," said John Bonadurer III, General Manager WiMAX,
Brightstar. "Redline's RedMAX solution has been proven to support high
concentrations of users on a single sector, providing carriers with an
excellent return on investment."

    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 Mobile WiMAX Platform

    The RedMAX 4C is the latest addition to Redline's family of WiMAX
products. Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, RedMAX 4C is
designed to conform to the requirements for 802.16e Certification Wave 2,
which is the WiMAX Forum's official certification program for Mobile WiMAX.
Supporting a high concentration of subscribers, it enables operators to
realize a rapid return on their WiMAX investment, with a low total cost of
ownership. 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.

    About Neovia

    Founded in 2001, Neovia is a Sao Paulo-based wireless service provider
dedicated to IP wireless technology. The company was the first service
provider to provide WiMAX commercially in Brazil. For more information, visit
www.neovia.com.br

    About Brightstar

    Brightstar Corp. is the largest wireless distributor and supply chain
solutions provider in the world. With global headquarters in Miami, FL,
Brightstar serves customers on six continents. The company provides solutions
to network operators, MVNOs, resellers, retailers and agents around the world
and also represents the world's leading wireless manufacturers. In 2006,
Brightstar generated $3.6 billion in revenue. For more information, visit
www.brightstarcorp.com.

    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: Redline Communications, Carolyn Anderson,
Director, Corporate Marketing, canderson@redlinecommunications.com, (O) (905)
479-8344 x 2333, (M) (647) 296-3117; Buchanan Communications, Jeremy Garcia,
James Strong, Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000


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