Redline Communications

Redline Communications

October 26, 2005 10:28 ET

Redline's WiMAX Products Chosen For Major Broadband Network In Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA, SAUDI ARABIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2005) -

INTRACOM to deploy RedMAX and Cisco solutions as part of (U.S.) $22.2 million first phase of IP-Network project for ITC

Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, today announced its RedMAX family of WiMAX products will be deployed with Cisco Systems, Inc's IP solutions part of the (U.S.) $22.2 million first phase of a major IP network implementation in Saudi Arabia. INTRACOM Middle East, a leading multinational information and communications technology solutions provider, will incorporate RedMAX in a country-wide communications network for Integrated Telecom Company Ltd. (ITC), a licensed data service provider in Saudi Arabia.

"ITC has chosen Redline and Cisco as our technology providers on this initiative for expertise and their ability to provide the most sophisticated and proven telecommunications solutions," said Mohammed H. Omar, President and CEO of ITC. "The ITC project will be among the world's first large scale networks to incorporate Redline's WiMAX technologies that will enable more commercial and residential to access wireless broadband connectivity."

The RedMAX products will be part of a network that will bring advanced communications services to the region, including high-speed wireless voice, video and data services for residential and business users. Redline's RedMAX base stations and access points will be installed as part of the network, enabling ITC to offer WiMAX services throughout Saudi Arabia. In addition to WiMAX wireless broadband, the network will include IP solutions from Cisco, digital leased lines, VPN services, metro Ethernet, and international data gateway services.

"The demand for communications technology in the Middle East is growing rapidly and ITC 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 along with Cisco as a technology provider to ITC. This collaboration brings together what we believe are the best technologies and highest levels of expertise available to make this large-scale telecommunications network a success."

WiMAX Technologies

WiMAX is a standards-based wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. The first phase of WiMAX products can be used for a range of applications, including "last mile" broadband connections, cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses. As WiMAX evolves, it is expected to deliver both fixed and mobile wireless broadband connectivity.

Redline's RedMAX Family

Redline's WiMAX solutions are designed to operate in a wide range of network designs and deployments, including point-to-point and point-to-multi-point, in urban and rural geographies. The RedMAX carrier class Base Station (AN-100U) delivers voice, video, and prioritized data traffic to the indoor and outdoor RedMAX Subscriber Units, which feature the Intel® PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface. RedMAX products are currently undergoing WiMAX testing at the Cetecom in Malaga, Spain.

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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