SOURCE: Acrovox

November 13, 2005 19:23 ET

Acrovox in Italy Offers High Available, Wireless Broadband Service

Equipment Proves Reliable in Overcrowded Wireless Space

MILAN, ITALY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2005 -- Alltel Spa spent four years attempting to deploy wireless broadband service in Milan, Italy, a city of about 4 million people where only standard Digital Service Line (DSL) service exists. "Acrovox provided us key differentiating factors that made my job of deciding on the products an easy one," said Claudio Allegretti, CEO of Alltel Spa. "It is high performance and has high bandwidth, which allows for a low per megabit cost; it has outstanding range; it is interference resistant." Alltel installed eight 5.4GHz transmitters strategically centered in Milan, giving him coverage throughout the city limits and in some neighboring towns.

"We offer high available premium bandwidth catering to businesses and corporate and service provider customers," said Allegretti. "These customers appreciate the high availability of our service because the smallest downtime directly impacts their revenue stream. We may have set a record in Milan by having zero downtime in three months. People here are used to experiencing outages on an hourly and daily basis. Acrovox provides us with equipment that completely resolves those problems and our customers recognize that," said Allegretti.

"We were able to supply Alltel Spa with a great wireless broadband solution that has proven reliable, scalable and cost effective in a city like Milan inundated with Internet Service Providers competing for customers," said Roberto Masiero, President of Acrovox Technologies.

About Alltel Spa

Alltel Spa is a telecommunications and networking company operating in various provinces in Italy. The company has a nationwide satellite transmission network that provides support in terms of sound network resources to facilitate the rapid development of the company's various businesses. The company is building the first largest WiMAX network in Italy, the alternative high-speed solution was sought, and Acrovox was chosen as provider.

Detailed information is available at Alltel's website: www.Alltel.it.

About Acrovox Technologies

Acrovox is a system integrator that offers high-speed wireless solutions for cost-effective connectivity to private networks, such as governments or enterprises, and to Internet service providers and carriers. Its systems are a scalable, robust, reliable platform that supports video, voice and data applications. Its superior performance promises one of the lowest total costs of ownership and can significantly reduce a provider's start-up, maintenance and leased-line costs. Please visit our website at http://www.acrovox.com.

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