SOURCE: BLiNQ Networks, Inc.

BLiNQ Networks, Inc.

December 17, 2012 09:00 ET

Backhaul Expert BLiNQ Networks Joins Small Cell Forum

Organization Promotes Wide-Scale Adoption of Small Cell Technologies to Improve Mobile Networks

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) - BLiNQ Networks Inc., the pioneer in small cell wireless backhaul solutions, today announced that the company has joined The Small Cell Forum, previously known as the Femto Forum. The Small Cell Forum supports, promotes and helps drive the wide-scale adoption of small cell technologies to improve coverage, capacity and services delivered by mobile networks.

"Small cell technology is enabling operators to add capacity in mobile networks to meet the data hungry demands of consumers," said Mickey Miller, CEO and President of BLiNQ Networks. "Backhaul plays a very important role at making the economics of small cells a viable business option."

"Data consumption is on the rise and small cells are a critical means of offloading network congestion," said Gordon Mansfield, Chairman of The Small Cell Forum. "Backhaul will be a key component of small cell solutions that operators need to successfully navigate if they are to economically rollout public access small cell services. I would like to welcome BLiNQ Networks to the Forum and look forward to their contributions."

BLiNQ recently launched the X-100, the first product in BLiNQ's Small Cell Backhaul Suite of solutions. The X-100 is a rapidly scalable self-organizing system that eliminates capacity hotspots. Using innovative non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and point-to-multipoint technologies, BLiNQ's X-100 systems provide a ubiquitous and cost effective solution for heterogeneous network deployments. Operators are now able to deploy small cells exactly where they are needed while significantly reducing the time and expense associated with traditional backhaul solutions.

The X-100 is a very cost effective solution providing 30% cost savings over line-of-sight microwave and millimeter wave solutions as well as 55% cost savings as compared to fiber optical backhaul. The solution is easily installed in less than 15 minutes by a single technician and is self-configuring further reducing long term operating costs. The solution offers breakthrough capacity of 83 Mbps in 10 MHz bandwidth channel.

BLiNQ is rapidly gaining industry-wide recognition for its innovative small cell backhaul solution. The company was also recently named to the annual FierceWireless, "Fierce 15" list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year.

About the Small Cell Forum
The Small Cell Forum (www.smallcellforum.org), formerly known as the Femto Forum, supports the wide-scale adoption of small cells. Small cells are low-power wireless access points that operate in licensed spectrum, are operator-managed and feature edge-based intelligence. They provide improved cellular coverage, capacity and applications for homes and enterprises as well as metropolitan and rural public spaces. They include technologies variously described as femtocells, picocells, microcells and metrocells. The Forum has in excess of 140 members including 67 operators representing more than 2.92 billion mobile subscribers -- 47 per cent of the global total -- as well as telecoms hardware and software vendors, content providers and innovative start-ups.

About BLiNQ Networks
BLiNQ Networks was founded in June 2010 after the acquisition of intellectual property and wireless assets from Nortel Networks. BLiNQ is a pioneer of wireless backhaul solutions that fundamentally changes the way mobile operators deliver mobile broadband services in urban areas. BLiNQ uses cost-effective sub-6 GHz TDD spectrum and unique and patent-pending Managed Adaptive Resource Allocation (MARA) technology to provide network-level intelligence, self-organizing network capabilities, and eliminates interference challenges to maximize spectral efficiency. BLiNQ is headquartered in Plano, TX with research and development facilities in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit www.blinqnetworks.com.

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