Comunicacion y Telefonia Rural S.A. (CTR) selects Redline's RedCONNEX(TM)
to expand its broadband network capacity to five cities
TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX and AIM:
RDL), a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX access and broadband
wireless infrastructure products, today announced that Comunicacion y
Telefonia Rural S.A. (CTR) of Chile, a leading rural telecommunications
company, has chosen Redline's award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) AN-50e to expand its
wireless broadband network in five cities of south of Chile, increasing its
subscriber base by 30%.
CTR chose the high-performance RedCONNEX AN-50e to serve as the backbone
for its expanded network as part of its plan to improve its national
telecommunications infrastructure in Chile. The RedCONNEX(TM) products provide
long-rang, high-capacity wireless backhaul for the company's existing
satellite and wireless access infrastructure, enabling CTR to deliver greater
quality of services to more users.
"CTR has established a large and loyal customer base by providing our
customers reliable data services," said René Catalan, Network Manager,
Comunicacion y Telefonia Rural S.A. "We chose Redline's proven RedCONNEX(TM)
product family for its ability to deliver reliable, low-latency connections so
our customers can enjoy real-time data and voice applications. With Redline's
AN-50e, we know our customers, especially those in rural communities, will
receive the most reliable and advanced communications available."
"With the privatization of the telecom industry in Chile, CTR recognized
an opportunity to increase its presence in this now highly competitive
environment, by upgrading the capacity of its current network and expanding
its reach into new cities," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and
Business Development, Redline Communications Inc. "The AN-50e is the perfect
solution for CTR; it will enable it to expand its network, while continuing to
provide quality access to its current and new customers."
Redline Certified Partner and systems integrator, I-Systems S.A. of
Santiago de Chile, managed the network planning and installation of the
RedCONNEX(TM) AN-50e network. The first phase of the backhaul deployment
covers an area of more than 500 km along some areas, offering both internet
and telephone services to new residential and business customers.
"Wireless broadband service providers must balance their customers'
expectations of extensive, high-quality broadband service against the reality
of high-cost bandwidth," said Rodrigo Villar, Chief Engineer, I-systems.
"Using the AN-50e, CTR maintains its competitive advantage, meets customer
expectations, and avoids expensive investments in additional infrastructure,
allowing for more growth and deployment opportunities."
"By investing now to expand our current infrastructure, we are, investing
in our future - a future that will see its return on investment within
20 months. We are also very pleased with the support and service we are
receiving from Redline and I-Systems," continued Catalan.
Redline's RedCONNEX family of broadband wireless infrastructure products
have been deployed by companies worldwide to support a range of applications
including mobile backhaul, video surveillance, storage and business
continuity, premium Internet access, and other voice, video and data services.
The RedCONNEX product family includes the AN-50e high speed wireless
point-to-point (PTP) and point to multipoint (PMP) Ethernet bridge, the AN-30e
carrier-grade TDM backhaul solution for mobility and enterprise network
operators, and the new AN-80i broadband wireless backhaul solution. Operating
in the 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz spectrum bands, the AN-80i leverages Redline's
proven OFDM technology to deliver industry-leading, high-speed Ethernet
throughput up to 90Mbps and flexible software defined configurations. With its
exceptional long range capabilities, the AN-80i is able to establish and
maintain reliable and highly secure connectivity that can exceed 80 km (50
miles) in clear line-of-sight conditions.
About Comunicacion y Telefonia Rural S.A. (CTR)
Formed in 1996 to serve rural areas in Chile, Comunicacion y Telefonia
Rural (CTR) offers business and residential customers three options in
broadband services: Satellite (data + VoIP), which is available nationwide,
Wireless and Cable access for customers, offered in 9 main cities in southern
Chile. CTR faces a highly competitive environment and its purpose is to
improve every day more infrastructure supported in the repeaters network
available (more than one hundred sites along over three thousand kms of
About I-Systems S.A.
I-Systems S.A. is a national company with more than 20 years of
experience in the development, installation and integration of systems and
technical assistance, based on the support that its installation, equipment
and professional engineers and technicians can provide. This has positioned us
as leaders in the national market in the areas of electronics, communications,
sensors, radars, power and other industrial products, and has provided us with
the recognition of our clients, which are in the private, public and defense
sectors. For more information, visit www.isystems.cl.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) 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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