SOURCE: Enforta

May 29, 2007 15:31 ET

Enforta Begins Service in Seven New Cities Establishing the Largest Wireless Broadband 'Footprint' in Russia

MOSCOW--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Enforta today announced that it has commissioned its network and started to offer services in the regional capitals of Voronezh and Penza. Networks in the cities of Ulyanovsk, Tula, and Yaroslavl are also operational and awaiting final regulatory consents. Services in Krasnoyarsk and Samara will be commissioned during June and July.

"We expand our service area by another 6 million people with the inclusion of these additional seven cities," said Victor Ratnikov, Enforta's General Director. "Enforta is pleased to now operate the largest wireless broadband 'footprint' in Russia covering a total of 25 regional capitals with over 50 million people. We are committed to continue our early lead in deploying pre-WiMAX and WiMAX technologies in the Russian market."

Enforta also announced that it expects to begin deploying the new Alvarion 'BreezeMax 5200' product upon obtaining final Russian certifications during Q3. "Enforta is unique in operating networks at both the 3.5 GHz and 5.2 GHz licensed frequencies," said Lee Sparkman, Enforta's President. "Enterprises will appreciate the high data throughput and stability of 'BreezeMax 5200' solutions while consumers and small business will appreciate the simplicity of self-installed equipment supported by 'BreezeMax 3500.'"

Enforta plans to begin services in an additional eight cities during the second half of 2007.

About Enforta

Enforta was formed in October 2003 with the objective to provide broadband services using WiMAX and other advanced technologies in Russia's regional capitals. Together with its 'ART Communications' subsidiary in Moscow, Enforta's service area extends to over 50M people in 25 cities.

Enforta is owned by Sumitomo Corporation, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, EBRD, and its management team.

Enforta is a member of the WiMAX Forum®. For more information on Enforta's current operations and planned expansion see www.enforta.com or contact Oleg Taynov pr@enforta.com.

Contact Information

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    Mishina Street 56; Bldg 2
    127083 Moscow, Russia
    www.enforta.com
    +7 (495) 739-7559