Redline's RedMAX(TM) products chosen for first WiMAX network in Egypt

    - EgyNet and Alkan Telecom bring WiMAX to Sharm El-Sheikh as part
    of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)
    initiatives -

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc. (AIM: REDL), a
leading provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless
infrastructure products, today announced that its RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX
products have been chosen by EgyNet for its broadband wireless network in
Sharm el-Sheikh, the Sinai peninsula's popular tourist region and world
renowned scuba diving area.
    EgyNet, the licensed tier one Internet Service Provider, was licensed to
provide wireless internet services to the region through the WIESC (While In
Egypt Stay Connected) program of the USAID (United States Agency for
International Development). The RedMAX network design, integration and
roll-out are being managed by Alkan Telecom, a leading system integrator and
Redline's Certified Gold Partner in Egypt. The RedMAX network is being
designed to serve the more than 3.5 million tourists that visit the region
each year, as well as local area businesses and residents. The network will be
expanded to cover more areas of the Sinai Peninsula in 2008.
    "EgyNet joins the more than 125 operators around the world that have
chosen Redline's RedMAX products for its proven capacity, reliability and
performance," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Business Development,
Redline Communications. "Carriers are seizing the opportunity to establish
their broadband wireless market leadership by deploying Redline's
carrier-class. With advanced features such as our Redline Management System,
rapid installation, and the ability to support more than 250 users per base
station sector controller, RedMAX will enable EgyNet to deliver on its
commitment to better serve visitors to Sharm El-Sheikh."
    According to Ahmed Abdel-Aal, Managing Director of Alkan Telecom, "the
need for reliable Internet access is not a luxury anymore. It has become a
necessity and adds to the value of Na'ama Bay not only as a great holiday
destination but as a destination for business conferences and events as well.
The new service makes internet available all around where customers can be
connected from their hotel rooms, at the beach, by the pool in a restaurant or

    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
    The RedMAX 4C leverages Redline's proven, field tested and optimized
fourth-generation technologies for TDD (Time Division Duplexing)-based,
scalable-OFDM-based systems. It provides carriers with an all-IP system that
incorporates open standards to provide carriers the flexibility to deliver
fixed, portable and mobile services with WiMAX. The new product family
includes a modular, standardized MicroTCA (micro Telecommunications Computing
Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to
deploy thereby minimizing site acquisition and construction costs and speeding
up site buildout times. RedMAX 4C will also include a suite of indoor and
outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets
and PDAs.

    About Alkan

    Alkan Telecom, a leading regional Service provider and System integrator
with more than 10 years of experience in the field of Telecom & IT. The
company is located in Egypt with wide regional presence in Africa & the Middle
East. Alkan Telecom has been always keen to develop and deliver excellent
turnkey systems and business solutions that deliver voice, data, video,
Internet and other applications to diverse business fields and industry

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based
wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM)
systems, RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX 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 50,000
installations in 80 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.

    NOTE: All registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Carolyn Anderson, Redline
Communications, (B) (905) 479-8344 ext. 2333, (F) (905) 479-5331,

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