Streakwave Wireless, Inc. Announces new distribution agreement with Vecima Networks Inc.

    VICTORIA, BC, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Streakwave Wireless, Inc. ("Streakwave"), a
global distributor of wireless solutions, today announced the signing of a new
distribution agreement with Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") (TSX:VCM), a
leading supplier of WiMAX broadband solutions and other networking
technologies. Streakwave is the first US-based distributor for Vecima
primarily focused on the VistaMAX(R) family of solutions.
    "Adding Vecima's line of WiMAX equipment substantially expands the
Streakwave product offering in the wireless area," said Carl Moberg, Chief
Executive Officer of Streakwave Wireless. "Vecima is a principal member of the
WiMAX Forum(TM) offering a complete line of gear in the 1.9GHz, 3.5GHz,
3.65GHz and 5.8GHz frequencies. Streakwave is known for being an aggressive
distributor pushing advanced technologies to the market. The partnership of
the two companies will aid in bringing this technology to all service
providers at a reasonable cost."
    "Signing Streakwave Wireless, Inc. as a distributor of VistaMAX products
in the United States will allow us to access a broader group of customers,"
said Dr. Surinder Kumar, CEO of Vecima Networks, "Working with Streakwave,
Vecima will focus on carrier-class deployments for the rural and suburban WISP
market. This will help current operators avoid existing interference in
unlicensed spectrum, allowing them to deploy more effective networks."
    Streakwave Wireless will stock and distribute the Vecima line of WiMAX
products from their two warehouses located in San Jose, CA. and Salt Lake
City, UT. Full systems, including the 3.5, 3.65 and 5GHz base stations and
subscriber units are now available.

    About Streakwave Wireless

    Streakwave Wireless Inc., founded in 2000 is a leading Global Value-Added
Distributor with facilities in San Jose, CA and Salt Lake City, UT and is
proud to offer a complete line of wireless solutions from top tier
manufacturers. Streakwave offers equipment, which utilizes both licensed and
licensed free frequency bands available for public use. Solutions include;
Point-to-Point back hauls, Point to Multipoint systems, WLAN and equipment for
all other types of wireless applications. Primarily, Streakwave serves the
Educational, Government, Enterprise, Healthcare, Hospitality, Security and
ISP/WISP markets. For more information about Streakwave Wireless, Inc. please

    About Vecima Networks

    Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products
that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks.
Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to meet the
complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital networks. Service
providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services to a converging worldwide
broadband market, including what are commonly known as "triple play" (voice,
video and data) and "quadruple play" (voice, video, data and wireless)
services. Vecima's solutions allow service providers to rapidly and
cost-effectively bridge the final network segment that connects the system
directly to end users, commonly referred to as "the last mile," by overcoming
the bottleneck resulting from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last
mile infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at two principal markets:
Converged Wired Solutions and Broadband Wireless. The Company has also
developed, and continues to focus on developing, products to address emerging
markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre to the home and IP video.

For further information:

For further information: Vecima Networks, Alan Brick, Investor Relations
Officer, (250) 881-1982,

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