Redline Communications

Redline Communications

January 20, 2006 01:00 ET

Redline's WiMAX Products Chosen for Broadband Network in Croatia

CROATIA, EUROPE--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2006) -

Hrvatske Telekomunikacije d.d (HT), a Deutsche Telekom company, to deliver broadband services to businesses and residents via the world's first WiMAX Forum Certified™ products

Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, and MICRO-LINK d.o.o., a Croatian distributor and system integrator of wireless communication systems for digital data transmission, today announced that RedMAX WiMAX products, which are among the world's first WiMAX Forum Certified™ equipment, will be used to established the first commercial implementation of a certified WiMAX broadband network in Europe.

HT (HRVATSKE TELEKOMUNIKACIJE d.d.), a communications technology solutions provider owned by Deutsche Telekom, in accordance with license issued by the Croatian Telecommunication Agency, have initiated deployment of Redline's RedMAX products in the Cakovec area in the northern part of Croatia. The deployment has been fully supported by MICRO-LINK d.o.o. which has implemented the system on a turnkey basis.

"We are pleased to be the first to implement the first WiMAX network in the country, and to bring the most advanced broadband services to our customers," said Jure Brkljacic (Head of Section for Acc. Networks and BB access nodes), HT (Hrvatske Telekomunikacije d.d.). "This implementation is being professionally deployed by one of the most experienced wireless system integrators. HT and MICRO-LINK are working closely together to ensure the deployment is being carried out in accordance to all technical conditions posed by the Croatian Telecommunication Agency. We look forward to the official launch of our WiMAX service following the completion of the technical survey by the Croation regulator (CTA)."

During the installation and commissioning of the system, MICRO-LINK engineers, supported by Redline representatives, conducted drive tests and RF measurements and confirmed excellent results and NLOS capabilities of the system. The system will be a part of a larger broadband wireless access network enabling HT to broaden their scope of services and offer wireless broadband data, voice and video (triple play) services for residential and business users. By taking the leading position in this radically new standards based wireless technology, HT will expand their ADSL business and, by developing a nationwide WiMAX network will contribute to the development of high speed data connectivity in Croatia.

"The demand for communications technology is growing rapidly and HT has recognized the potential for WiMAX technologies to improve communications for businesses and other organizations," said Majed Sifri, President and CEO, Redline Communication Inc. "We are pleased to be chosen for this project".

"We have had much success with broadband wireless access products and have been deploying them in Croatia for several years now," said Dragutin Jankovic, Key Account & Business Development Director, MICRO-LINK. "Now that we have installed the first WiMAX network in the world using high quality Redline products we strongly believe that the interest for BWA equipment will significantly increase. We are pleased that MICRO-LINK is a part of this project and that Croatia is leading the way towards implementation of new technologies such as WiMAX."

Redline's RedMAX Family

Redline's RedMAX family includes one of the first WiMAX Forum™ Certified products in the world. RedMAX consists of a RedMAX carrier class Base Station (AN-100U) which delivers voice, video, and prioritized data traffic to the indoor and outdoor RedMAX Subscriber Units, which feature the Intel® PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface.

About Micro-Link

MICRO-LINK d.o.o. is a Croatian distributor and system integrator of world leading wireless communication systems for digital data transmission. MICRO-LINK specializes in complete turnkey solutions for all types of wireless and free space optical networks, from LAN hot-spots to large metropolitan area networks MICRO-LINK's fully trained team of engineers is able to provide complete technical support - site survey, installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of transmission systems. MICRO-LINK is Redline's partner for Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. Detailed information on MICRO-LINK can be found at www.microlink.hr.

About Redline Communications

Redline Communications is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of standards-based broadband wireless access solutions. Using industry leading OFDM technologies, Redline's award-winning products provide unmatched high capacity and non-line-of-sight capabilities with proven performance, reliability and security. Ideal for a variety of access, backhaul and private network applications, Redline products meet the needs of carriers, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Redline is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum™, and was first in the world to deliver an 802.16 compliant product. Redline has over 20,000 installations in 75 countries across six continents through a global distribution network of 80+ partners. For more information, visit www.redlinecommunications.com.

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