Redline's Broadband Wireless Products chosen by Orascom Technology Solutions to connect QARUN Petroleum properties in Egypt



    QARUN to link multiple drilling rigs with its head office using Redline's
    award-winning RedCONNEX products

    TORONTO, April 2 /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 Orascom Technology
Solutions (OTS), a Summit Technology Solutions Company, and Qarun Petroleum, a
leading oil and gas company in Egypt, have chosen Redline's award-winning
RedCONNEX(TM) broadband wireless products to connect multiple drilling rigs to
Qarun Petroleum's head office.
    "After a thorough review of available technologies, we selected Redline's
RedCONNEX solution to provide us with reliable, secure and high-throughput
links," said Sherief Ramadan, Telecomm Manager Engineer, Qarun Petroleum. "In
just a few months, Redline's broadband wireless solution has proven to be much
more cost-effective than existing VSAT systems delivering faster and more
reliable connections, and resulting in a saving of hundreds of dollars each
day in infrastructure costs. We expect to realize a return on investment for
our RedCONNEX network in less than a year, enabling us to further expand our
business."
    The oil drilling rigs platforms owned by Qarun are located up to 30
kilometres (18 miles) from Qarun Telecom Center. In addition, Qarun Petroleum
is establishing a new point-to-multipoint RedACCESS(TM) network, which will
connect to its existing RedCONNEX network. Redline Certified Partner and
systems integrator Orascom Technology Solutions, managed the network planning
and installation of the RedCONNEX(TM) AN-50e network.
    "Redline's RedCONNEX products have been chosen by oil and gas companies
around the world as a reliable and cost-effective way to transmit crucial,
time-sensitive data, video and voice communications," said Kevin Suitor, Vice
President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications Group
Inc. "By working with OTS for its RedCONNEX network deployment, Qarun will
benefit from the most proven solutions and experienced network planning and
deployment capabilities available today."
    As specialists in deploying communications networks to meet the rigorous
demands of the oil and gas sector, OTS selected Redline's broadband wireless
infrastructure products.
    "When it comes to delivering telecommunications solutions that meet the
unique communications challenges of the oil and gas industry, Redline's
products have outperformed other solutions," said Ali Makhlouf, Telecomm
Infrastructure Manager, OTS. "Redline's RedCONNEX offerings deliver the
scalability required to allow Qarun to grow its network as it expands its
business."

    Redline's Broadband Wireless Infrastructure Solutions

    RedACCESS(TM)
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    Redline's newly-branded RedACCESS 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 RedACCESS product family includes the AN-50e high speed
wireless point-to-multipoint (PMP) Ethernet bridge, and the
point-to-multipoint AN-80i broadband wireless backhaul solution. Operating in
the 4.9GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz spectrum bands, the RedACCESS family leverages
Redline's proven OFDM technology to deliver industry-leading, high-speed
Ethernet throughput up to 48Mbps and flexible software defined configurations.

    RedCONNEX(TM)
    -------------
    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) 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 4.9 GHz, 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 Qarun Petroleum

    Qarun Petroleum Company (QPC) was established on August, 13th 1995, as an
operating company for EGPC and the group consisting of Phoenix Resources
Company of Qarun, Apache Oil Egypt Inc, and GNR Seagull at Qarun area of the
Western Desert covered by the concession agreement between the government of
A.R.E. (represented by EGPC) and the said group. Effective May 1996, Phoenix
and Apache merged in Apache Egypt Inc., and by December 19th, Apache Egypt
Inc. assigned and transferred all its assets to Apache Qarun Corporation I.
D.C. On November 19th, 1995, early production started using temporary
facilities with an average production rate of 3500 BOPD. By May 1997, QPC
succeeded, to complete the permanent facilities and put the field on
production with an average production rate of 38,000 BOPD. For more
information, visit: www.qarun.net

    About Orascom Technology Solutions

    Orascom Technology Solutions (OTS), a Summit Technology Solutions
Company, is one of the leading IT and communications solutions providers and
system integrators in Egypt and surrounding region, with more than 400 major
customers involved in a variety of businesses. Casting a wide net over the
technology sector, OTS' core business is to supply integrated high-tech
solutions to meet varying business needs and environmental challenges.
Business activities include sales, support and services for large-scale
computer systems, software, telecommunications products, internet security
systems, telecommunications software solutions and turnkey project management.
For more information, visit: www.ots.com.eg

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) is a 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 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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