SOURCE: Proxim Wireless

Proxim Wireless

July 07, 2011 15:32 ET

The Autonomous University of Chiapas Implements High-Tech Education

University Chooses Top Equipment Manufacturer to Enable Virtual Learning and New Educational Offerings

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete indoor and outdoor wireless broadband systems, today announced the completion of a communications network with coverage for the Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas (UNACH), a leading independent university in Mexico. Eleven of the University's municipal campuses now have intercampus voice, data, and video connectivity.

According to a 2011 Ambient Insight research report, 25 million post-secondary students in the United States will be taking classes online by the year 2015. In addition, the report states that the United States market for e-Learning products and services grew to $18.2 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $24.2 billion in 2015. While this is a modest 5.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), the report predicts that Latin America is expected to grow at an 18% CAGR in this market by 2015.

As the demand for higher education through distance learning continues to accelerate at an astounding rate, the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH) created "Red UNACH, CERO MAYA" which is the creation of a cutting-edge information and communication network. The infrastructure will strengthen the technological and telecommunications capabilities of the University in its various centers, schools and colleges, to benefit not only the University community but also the development of the State of Chiapas.

"The University is committed to its students and the community by providing high-quality education while strengthening our academic and administrative processes," said José Samuel Ordaz Ruiz, Technology Coordinator of Information at Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas. "During the equipment selection process, we conducted performance tests to ensure that the infrastructure will meet and exceed our accreditation standards and multi-campus communications needs. We were pleased with Proxim's equipment stability which allowed us to expand our virtual university."

"It gives us great pleasure to supply UNACH with an infrastructure that will allow students, not only in Mexico, but around the world to receive advanced education," said Geoff Smith, Vice President of Sales of Proxim Wireless. "As the University continues to grow its student base and innovative virtual training, we are proud to play an indirect but important role in contributing to the future leaders of the world."

About Autonomous University of Chiapas (Red UNACH Cero Maya)
Autonomous University of Chiapas is a leading independent university in Mexico founded in 1975 offering courses from law to the sciences. UNACH has taught over 21 million students and is home to 2,500 faculty and administrative staff.

About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM) provides Wi-Fi®, Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint 4G wireless network technologies for wireless internet, video surveillance and backhaul applications. Our ORiNOCO® and Tsunami® product lines are sold to service providers, governments and enterprises with over 2 million devices shipped to 250,000+ customers in more than 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO 9001-2008 certified. For more information, visit www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail ir@proxim.com or call +1 413-584-1425.

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    Proxim Wireless
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