SOURCE: C9 Networks

April 04, 2005 08:04 ET

C9 Networks Brings Fixed Wireless Solution to Life

Fixed Wireless Solution Enhances Product Offerings to Service Providers

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2005 -- With an eye for the future, C9 Networks, the leading provider of affordable leading edge communications solutions for multiple service operators (MSOs), announced today that they will be showcasing their C2000 cable modem termination system (CMTS) with fixed wireless capability at the 2005 NCTA "The National Show." The C2000 can be seen at C9's booth #6554 in the main hall during the show April 3-5 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The only CMTS on the market today at its price, the C2000 marks a clear migration path for any MSO wishing to add fixed wireless capabilities to their operation and immediately begin realizing additional revenues for secure wireless services.

Michael Arden, Principal Analyst, ABI Research noted, "Cable television industry trends -- including the integration of WiFi, the migration to Internet protocol (IP) delivery for interactive services, and growth in DOCSIS set-top box demand -- will require CMTS products with greater functionality and flexibility, including wireless capabilities."

Designed to be implemented in a "noisy" area, the C2000 is a perfect complement to existing wired infrastructure or a rock solid independent stand alone performer, the C2000 offers complexity and performance at a price point well below competitors' offerings. The C2000 enables MSOs to deliver broadband services to areas that are otherwise inaccessible or do not readily have cable infrastructure in place and thus increase the availability of their services, enlarge their service footprint, and realize increased revenues through new and existing customers.

"We have many customers who provide services in areas that make it impossible to lay out a cable line and maintain it. Yet these service providers needed a way to deliver broadband services to their customers. We designed the C2000 based on these needs," said Srini Kola, president and founder of C9 Networks. "I am excited to be able to deliver a product to the market that can hold its own against the heavyweights in this industry. We have been nimble and attentive to our customers' needs -- we listened. The result, a headend that provides services to an entire region, whether it is wired or wireless, at a third of the price."

About C9

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, C9 Networks is the leading developer and provider of next-generation, integrated, cable modem termination system (CMTS) solutions for multiple service operators (MSO) and multiple tenant unit (MTU) markets. C9's solutions enable the automation of the delivery of both wired and wireless communications services, content, and next-generation advanced revenue generating technologies. Their latest technology enables any operator to immediately deploy both fixed wireless (DOCSIS on Air and unlicensed spectrum) as well as WiFi services. A pioneer in the broadband technology realm, C9 employs a team of bright and talented engineers, with extensive knowledge in data communications and cable broadband access in particular. C9 has installed its CMTS solutions in several cable networks around the world, including Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Canada enabling new revenue streams for its customers. A privately held company, C9 Networks is driven by a team of seasoned leaders with an impressive track record of accomplishments in the equipment and software industries from powerhouses such as Cisco, Lucent, and National Semiconductor. For more information, visit www.c9networks.com.

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