SOURCE: NewPath Networks

NewPath Networks

June 15, 2009 13:58 ET

City of Scottsdale, NewPath Networks Move Forward With Wireless Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Plan

Multi-Carrier Wireless Network to Provide Broadband Services for Subscribers in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and Surrounding Areas

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - NewPath Networks, a telecom services provider and industry leader in the design, development and operation of fiber-fed DAS (distributed antenna system) wireless carrier networks, today announced approval by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, of NewPath's proposal to implement a multi-carrier DAS wireless network in the City. The approval includes a wireless communications fee agreement by which NewPath will pay Scottsdale for use of the public rights-of-way. Major wireless service providers will utilize the NewPath multi-carrier DAS network to provide enhanced voice and data services for their Scottsdale-area subscribers.

"Scottsdale is pleased to lead the nation in providing state-of-the-art wireless solutions which meet the high technology demands of the leading edge companies we are attracting to our city," said Scottsdale mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane. "This network represents a substantial NewPath investment in the City. The resulting infrastructure will support the broadband technology needs for our community, for newly-arriving enterprises, and for the businesses already located in Scottsdale that are poised to take advantage of this opportunity. The infrastructure also responds to and respects the unique Scottsdale visual character."

"Demand for wireless broadband services in Scottsdale is growing rapidly, and NewPath Networks is committed to addressing that demand with our multi-carrier DAS networks," said Michael J. Kavanagh, co-founder and chief executive officer of NewPath Networks. "We are working with tier one service providers in the region to provide the network capacity needed to support the increase in demand for data services that has resulted from subscriber adoption of multi-function smart phone devices."

The NewPath DAS network is an open system that allows multiple wireless operators to share wireless access and ensure availability of wireless services. Rather than building out new cell sites and antennas, wireless carriers can all share NewPath's system, which will provide added network capacity necessary for wireless carriers to accommodate the growing data demands of wireless customers. By employing stealth technologies and small, unobtrusive antennas, NewPath delivers broadband wireless services with minimal aesthetic impact.

NewPath's DAS technologies help multiple wireless carriers accommodate expanding subscriber demands for enhanced voice and data services and applications by providing access to their third-party networks. For carriers, this provides excellent service quality with good return on investment. Wireless consumers gain access to the high-speed data services they desire with minimal aesthetic impact on their communities. NewPath currently holds contracts with all of the nation's leading wireless providers and operates more than 1,000 installations throughout the U.S.

Construction of the NewPath DAS network in Scottsdale is expected to break ground in July 2009, with the first nodes operational in early September. The coverage area for the planned network includes Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and surrounding areas.

ABOUT NEWPATH NETWORKS

NewPath Networks is a wireless infrastructure company that designs, develops and operates fiber-fed wireless carrier networks using a distributed antenna architecture to improve signal strength and network capacity. NewPath's solutions address wireless network capacity demands due to growth in data and multi-media applications. The company's cost-effective wireless networks accommodate multiple carriers without new cell site or tower build-out. Communities choose NewPath Networks because the lower scale distributed antenna architecture enables concealment of antennas and equipment, and provides cellular coverage across multiple carriers with minimal aesthetic impact. NewPath's solutions are also ideal for large corporate or university campus environments, where the systems provide on-campus coverage and capacity for multiple carriers with a single system that is managed by NewPath Networks. Service providers that license space on these systems gain efficiencies in time-to-market and reduced capital expenditures for hardware, facilities, and stealth building costs, as well as reductions in ongoing operational expenses. For more information, visit www.newpathnetworks.net.

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