SR Telecom & Co.

SR Telecom & Co.

June 18, 2008 09:18 ET

SR Telecom & Co. Introduces Industry's First WiMAX Solution for Applications Using the 10.5GHz Frequency Band

MONTREAL, CANADA and AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - SR Telecom & Co., a leading vendor of WiMAX Forum-certified solutions, today introduced an industry first 10.5 GHz radio unit for WiMAX-based applications at a press conference held at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam. The announcement provides operators a new and cost-effective business model to rapidly build out their enterprise networks using WiMAX-based technology in the widely-available 10.5 GHz frequency band.

"SR Telecom & Co. developed this product based on extensive market consultations and have thus far received extremely encouraging feedback with respect to the need for a WiMAX-based solution in the 10.5 GHz band," said Serge Fortin, President and Chief Executive Officer of SR Telecom & Co. "Because of the large bandwidth available, the 10.5 GHz band has always been of interest to operators wanting to reach enterprise customers. Historically, the problem has been the cost of the network equipment to make that happen. We are very pleased today to introduce a product that not only satisfies all technical requirements for larger-scale enterprise networks, but provides operators a profitable business case to reach these customers."

The company's symmetryMX 10.5 GHz WiMAX-based solution enables wireless network operators to offer enterprise services at new price points that will radically change their business cases and target markets. symmetryMX leverages cost-effective and sophisticated WiMAX technology in the widely-available 10.5 GHz band, where there is sufficient spectrum to build large-scale networks that deliver enterprise-class multi-megabit services.

For the last 27 years, the SR Telecom & Co. team - now part of Groupe Lagasse, a Canadian holding company specializing in the telecommunications industry - has delivered some of the most successful wireless systems in the industry. Its latest generation symmetryMX™ product suite is a future-proof platform that supports both fixed and mobile WiMAX. symmetryMX delivers not only basic Internet access but also carrier class voice services, enterprise data services, and allows operators to easily develop custom applications, such as video surveillance.

About SR Telecom & Co.

SR Telecom & Co., S.E.C. is a leader in delivering innovative broadband wireless access (BWA) solutions that enable service providers to efficiently deploy quality voice, Internet and next-generation services in urban, suburban and remote areas. The Company actively promotes standards-based BWA networking through its role as a principal member of the WiMAX Forum. SR Telecom & Co. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Lagasse. For additional information, visit the Company's website at

SR TELECOM, symmetryMX and symmetryMXe are trademarks of SR Telecom & Co, S.E.C. All rights reserved 2008. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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