WaveRider Communications Inc.
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WaveRider Communications Inc.

October 06, 2005 07:00 ET

WaveRider and North West Net, Inc. Mobilize Broadband in Ohio

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 6, 2005) -

Wireless broadband equipment enables police and emergency personnel to receive and send critical information while on the move

WaveRider Communications Inc. (OTCBB:WAVR), the leader in non-line-of-sight wireless broadband technology and deployments, today announced that North West Net, Inc. a licensed local bright.net Internet service provider in Ohio, has deployed WaveRider's 900 MHz systems to establish mobile broadband communications for police and other emergency personnel in the city of Van Wert, Ohio. When fully deployed, the system will support voice, video and data communications for police and other emergency workers in the field.

The wireless broadband connections are established via the MMT9000 mobile terminal, a part of WaveRider's MobileWan network offering. Voice, video and data communications are transmitted to MMT9000s installed in police cars via multiple base stations located throughout the city. During the first phase of deployment, the network will be used for remote dispatching via text communications, with voice and video capabilities being introduced during the final deployment stages in 2006.

North West Net also plans to expand its bright.net broadband wireless services to businesses and residents with WaveRider's 900 MHz non-line-of-sight wireless systems. Connections will be established via end-user modems that can be easily installed indoors by the subscriber, or outdoors by bright.net representatives.

"WaveRider's wireless technologies have enabled us to quickly expand our networks to bring high-speed communications to more people in our area," said Luke Burkhart, North West Net, Inc. "The non-line-of-sight capabilities allow us to reach areas that our existing networks did not serve. With addition of the MobileWAN, we can now provide much-needed broadband access that is both portable and supports nomadic applications."

"Wireless broadband growth has been driven in part by the ease of installation of the networks, and the range of environments in which they can operate," said Charles Brown, Chief Executive Officer, WaveRider Communications Inc. "With the addition of portability and nomadic capabilities, our non-line-of-sight products can now be used for an even broader range of applications including public safety, Homeland Security and in-vehicle broadband access."

WaveRider's MobileWAN

WaveRider's MobileWAN systems support Voice over IP, video, short message, and data communications. The systems can be installed quickly and easily and are designed to interface with all standard IP and telephony networks using standard interface protocols. The systems can be operated as a stand-alone communication network or connected to the Internet to support additional wide area networking capabilities.

Each system includes a base terminal, access router, and MMT9000 user terminals that can be used for fixed or nomadic applications within the MobileWAN service area. WaveRider offers three options for its MobileWAN systems, including a Communications Centre system, a Vehicle system and a Remote Site system. Further functionality is provided by a number of application specific bundles that include software and services to support voice PBX features, video surveillance capabilities and industry specific applications.

Superior performance

Operating in the license-exempt 900 MHz spectrum, WaveRider's MobileWAN enables Ethernet connections to up to 100 user terminals per access point, with up to 2 Mbps peak over the air data transfer rates. The propagation characteristics of the 900 MHz spectrum enable robust non-line-of-sight wireless connections. WaveRider's 900 MHz products deliver a cost-effective solution with superior system capacity, features and performance compared to other license-exempt wireless systems in the public safety market.

The world leader in fixed wireless Non-Line-of-Sight Technology

WaveRider's Last Mile Solution®(LMS) is the world's first fixed wireless broadband product to deliver true non-line-of-sight Internet connections in the license-exempt spectrum. WaveRider's LMS systems operate with an indoor-installed modem and antenna, as well as an integrated outdoor modem with Power over Ethernet. Both the indoor and outdoor-installed equipment deliver fast, reliable broadband connections and support advanced applications including Voice over IP (VoIP).

About North West Net Inc.

North West Net, Inc. (www.nwbright.net) is a licensed local bright.net Internet service provider in Ohio. North West Net has been providing Internet services to business and residential customers in Van Wert, Putnam and Allen counties since 1995. North West Net offers a vide variety of Internet services with access ranging from dial-up to high-speed solutions such as Wireless and DSL. North West Net is owned by a consortium of six local telephone companies: Fort Jennings Telephone Company, Ottsville Mutual telephone Company, Kalida Telephone Company, Glandorf Telephone Company, Vaughnsville Telephone Company and Middle Point Home Telephone Company.

About WaveRider Communications Inc.

WaveRider Communications Inc. (www.waverider.com) is a leader in broadband wireless deployments and technologies. WaveRider's Last Mile Solution® non-line-of-sight 900 MHz and 5.8 GHz networks enable communications providers to establish full-saturation coverage networks, deliver advanced communications services, and generate a rapid return on their investment. WaveRider is committed to the development of standards-based wireless technologies that support advanced applications and address the needs of the North American and International markets. WaveRider is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board, under the symbol WAVR.

Except for the historical statements made herein, this release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including the risks associated with the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the development of the Internet as a commercial medium, market acceptance risks, realizing expected revenue, technological development risks, and seasonality. Risk factors also include the company's ability to secure additional financing; the company's ability to commercialize its products; the company's ability to compete successfully in the future against existing or new competitors; the company's ability to protect its intellectual property and the assurance that the rights granted under patents or copyrights that may be issued will provide sufficient protection to its intellectual property rights; the company's success in enhancing existing products and developing new products to keep up with the technological advances in the data communications industry; the continued availability of the license-exempt spectrum which is based on regulation by U.S. and foreign governments; the company's ability to avoid significant product liability exposure; the company's dependence on a limited number of third party manufacturers; the company's ability to execute its business plan and generate an overall profit and other risk factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's annual report on Form 10-KSB as amended. Due to these factors, actual results could differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements by the company.

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