March 2, 2005
Receives Order for GSM Community Cordless
Electronia to Deploy "Direct Link" AdaptaCell BTS in Middle
Melbourne, FL, March 2, 2005 - AirNet Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCC), the technology leader in software defined base station products for wireless communications, today announced that it has received a purchase order for a validation system from Electronia, an authorized OEM reseller doing business in the Middle East. The AdaptaCell® 4000 base station is being sold with Direct Link™, AirNet’s latest technology which enables direct connection of the base station to a PRI-enabled PBX or central office exchange.
AirNet’s flagship AdaptaCell base station together with their Direct
Link technology is of serious interest to operators in under-served
markets in the Middle East,” said Tariq Husain, vice president
of business development and a board member for Electronia. “At
just a fraction of the cost, this solution is far more cost-effective
and rapidly deployable when compared to building conventional wireline
networks. Our plan is to totally satisfy our customer with this initial
validation system, and thereafter address the larger market opportunity.”
is the key to remaining competitive in the GSM market,” said
Timothy J. Mahar, vice president of sales for AirNet Communications.
“Our broadband, SDR platform helps us eliminate the need for
costly network elements such as the MSC and BSC so that wireless operators
can provide a highly reliable, rapidly deployable community cordless
network. The network can easily be expanded using AirSite® Backhaul
Free™ base stations and later upgraded to the full mobility
of GSM whenever business conditions permit.”
Electronia is the provider of choice for highly advanced wired/wireless broadband communications systems, VSAT systems, sophisticated trunking and switching technologies, secure smart card solutions, vehicle tracking systems, office automation, and state-of-the-art customized manufacturing. Electronia’s Contactless Smart Card technologies and VSAT TDMA Dama Technology technically and commercially lead the market. Electronia also provides R&D, manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance, training, engineering, software design, and consultancy services to its customers. As Electronia continues to expand abroad and across different market spectrums, its goal is to consistently deliver the best of the converging technologies, and to provide the tools that enable customers to achieve their own goals. Electronia and its affiliates are active in many countries around the world, including the Middle East, North America, Africa, and spanning such countries as Nigeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait. Electronia’s clients include some of the most important organizations, businesses, and governments in its markets.
AirNet Communications Corporation is a leader in wireless base stations
and other telecommunications equipment that allow service operators
to cost-effectively and simultaneously offer high-speed wireless data
and voice services to mobile subscribers. AirNet's patented broadband,
software-defined AdaptaCell® SuperCapacity™ adaptive
array base station solution provides a high-capacity base station
with a software upgrade path to high-speed data. The Company's RapidCell™
base station provides government communications users with up to 96
voice and data channels in a compact, rapidly deployable design capable
of processing multiple GSM protocols simultaneously. The Company's
AirSite® Backhaul Free base station carries wireless voice
and data signals back to the wireline network, eliminating the need
for a physical backhaul link, thus reducing operating costs. AirNet
has 69 patents issued or filed and has received the coveted World
Award for Best Technical Innovation from the GSM Association, representing
over 400 operators around the world. More information about AirNet
may be obtained by visiting the AirNet Web site at www.airnetcom.com.
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