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LightPointe Wireless

July 16, 2013 15:17 ET

LightPointe Enters Agreement With MetroWave Communications to Provide High Speed Wireless Broadband Bridges for Florida

MetroWave Is in the Process of a Multi-Year, Multimillion Dollar Upgrade of Its Network to the Latest Broadband Wireless Technology

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - LightPointe Wireless, manufacturer of the world's fastest, lowest latency wireless bridges used by enterprises, government agencies and 4G LTE carriers for broadband backhaul, announced that it was selected by MetroWave Communications, Inc. to provide Gigabit capacity outdoor wireless bridges for MetroWave's advanced networks in Florida. MetroWave has already begun to roll out LightPointe's 4th generation AireStrata G point-to-point Free Space Optics bridges to connect businesses with wireless high speed broadband, which doesn't require trenching like fiber optics cables, and is lower cost than leased lines. In addition, MetroWave's network is unique in that it utilizes a dual path architecture, which includes unparalleled redundancy through the use of both radio frequency and laser transmission technology. LightPointe will provide approximately half a million dollars of equipment to MetroWave during the initial phases of the multi-year rollout, which both companies state will make MetroWave capable of delivering the fastest broadband connectivity services in Florida.

"After thoroughly testing our AireStrata G wireless bridges in various harsh weather conditions, we are honored that such a company as MetroWave, with in-depth wireless expertise and a broad base of satisfied customers, has placed its confidence in LightPointe products and personnel," said John Taylor, Vice President of Sales for LightPointe. "MetroWave is replacing a competing brand of FSO wireless bridges with our advanced optical transmission links which will provide their customers with Gigabit capacity data transmission that is immune to radio frequency congestion and interference issues, and offers what is regarded as the highest level of signal security in the wireless industry."

"MetroWave delivers a comprehensive suite of data, voice, video, security, and cloud-based solutions to help businesses of any size create secure private broadband networks or connect to the internet," said Ted Mahoney, CEO of MetroWave. "Increasingly, organizations turn to us to replace their copper T1 and DS3 leased lines, or replace their slower radio frequency links, with our ultra-fast and reliable optical wireless bridge solutions. The bottom line is our customers care about reliability, data rate, ultra-low latency and 'cost-per-bit' -- and nothing comes close to the performance, signal security, ease of installation, and savings MetroWave can provide with LightPointe's latest outdoor wireless bridges. We selected the AireStrata G because it is the only point-to-point wireless bridge in the industry combining 4-beam auto-tracking laser technology, high quality precision German optics, Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and advanced carrier-grade network management features. With four redundant transmission beams simultaneously sending and four large diameter lenses receiving data, we provide our customers with unparalleled signal reliability, redundancy, and Gigabit capacity broadband connectivity."

About LightPointe Communications, Inc.
LightPointe (www.LightPointe.com) is a San Diego-based manufacturer of wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprise and 4G/LTE carrier markets. The company is owned by a billion-dollar Silicon Valley firm and employees. LightPointe has support worldwide, and personnel located in Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Asia.

About MetroWave Communications, Inc.
MetroWave Communications, Inc. (www.metrowaveusa.com) builds and operates next generation wireless networks that enable delivery of fast, reliable and affordable broadband data, voice and video communications. MetroWave's telecommunications services are available to businesses across Southern Florida, including the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade metro areas, with bandwidth capacities ranging from 10 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps for MPLS VPN service and Internet access.

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