- Companies to begin deployment of networks based on 802.16e-2005
technologies for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region in 2008 -
TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless
infrastructure products, and Tech Mahindra, a global systems integrator and
leading provider of IT solutions to the telecom industry, today announced the
two companies have signed a global partnership agreement to deliver Mobile
WiMAX solutions. The companies will begin their first joint Mobile WiMAX
deployments for selected carriers in the Asia-Pacific region in 2008.
Under the agreement, Tech Mahindra is the preferred systems integrator
for the deployment of Redline's RedMAX(TM) 4C Mobile WiMAX solutions. Tech
Mahindra has also chosen Redline as its preferred WiMAX technology provider.
In addition to the planned WiMAX deployments for carriers in Asia, the
companies will jointly pursue Mobile WiMAX deployments in other key global
"The demand for true WiMAX solutions among the carriers we serve has
grown exponentially over the past several years, as has carriers' expectations
for WiMAX performance," said CP Gurnani, President, International Operations,
Tech Mahindra. "To ensure these customers can achieve their business
objectives, we required a mobile WiMAX equipment provider with extensive
in-field experience. Redline, with its large roster of commercial RedMAX
deployments and commitment to ensuring a strong WiMAX ecosystem, is the best
choice for us to meet our customers' needs and increase our presence in the
fast-growing WiMAX industry."
Tech Mahindra is currently working with several carriers throughout the
Asia Pacific region to assist them in evaluating and deploying Redline's
RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX offerings. On each joint WiMAX project, Tech Mahindra
will deliver complete systems integration including the incorporation of OSS
and back office systems and software.
"Tech Mahindra is one of the best-known global telecommunications systems
integration providers in the world," said Majed Sifri, President and CEO,
Redline Communications Inc. "We are pleased to have formed this strategic
partnership agreement to deliver a complete Mobile WiMAX product and services
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 Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra (www.techmahindra.com) is a leading provider of solutions
and services to the telecommunications industry, majority stake owned by
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, in partnership with British Telecommunications
plc. With total revenues of $934 million in the year ended March 31, 2008,
Tech Mahindra is India's 6th largest software exporter, and serves telecom
service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems
integrators. Tech Mahindra solutions enable clients to maximize returns on IT
investment by achieving fast time to market, reduced total cost of ownership
and high customer satisfaction. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain
and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, proven
innovative delivery models and approach to off shoring.
Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and PCMM Level 5, Tech Mahindra's track
record for value-delivery is supported by over 24000 professionals who provide
a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology
skill-sets. Its development centres are ISO 9001:2000 & BS7799 certified. Tech
Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt,
Singapore, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Canada & Australia.
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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