Wavion Selected by TECHS Brazil, to Replace its Mikrotik Broadband Network

This deal is a continuation of a global trend of WISPs to upgrade their networks to Wavion's carrier class all-in-one Beamforming base stations.

Yoqne’am, Israel, September 30, 2009 - Wavion™, a company transforming the metro and rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Wi-Fi Base Stations and TECHS Technology Hardware and Software Ltd., a leading Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Brazil, announced today the successful deployment of an upgraded wireless broadband access network, based on Wavion’s solution, in the city and the region of Araraquara, Brazil.

TECHS’s network was formerly based on Mikrotik’s equipment. Wavion’s solution, based on its advanced WBS-2400 base station with its exceptional performance and ease of installation – all in one unit which includes the radio, modem and antennas and requires no assembly -  enabled TECHS to rapidly and cost effectively deploy the network and seamlessly migrate its existing customers from their former Mikrotik equipment.

"After a careful evaluation of the solutions deployed by other WISPs in the market, and driven by the need to provide better network performance and stability with wider coverage, we chose the Wavion solution which provided the most cost-effective alternative,“ said Flavio Arruda, TECHS’s Director of Operations.  “With the deployment of the Wavion solution, we expanded our coverage radius by 25% while significantly improving the level of satisfaction of our customers."

Wavion’s unique and powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive beamforming base stations provide extended range, higher throughput with NLOS coverage. As a result, unlike more conventional equipment, it does not require costly high towers and can be easily installed on rooftop and still provide very good coverage and indoor penetration. Moreover, its flexible architecture built around two types of base stations – omni-directional and sector – and its ruggedized and weather-proof (IP67) enclosure add significantly to its unique value proposition to WISPs.

“Wavion is proud to announce yet another successful replacement of Mikrotik’s equipment”, said Eran Kaplan, Wavion's EVP Sales and Marketing. “This furthers demonstrates Wavion’s unique value proposition to WISPs in terms of the total cost of  ownership (TCO) and the quality of Service (QoS) provided.”

About Wavion
Wavion is transforming the metro Wi-Fi and rural markets with a new category of spatially adaptive base stations. The company’s digital beamforming and SDMA technologies are the first and only to resolve the significant performance, penetration and profitability challenges facing large scale metro and rural deployments. Wavion is privately held and backed by world-class investors including Tel Aviv-based Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELRN), and BRM Capital. Wavion headquarters are located in Yoqne’am, Israel and the company has offices in Miami, Florida, San Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Moscow, Russia, and New Delhi, India. To learn more, please visit Wavion at http://www.wavionnetworks.com.

TECHS was founded in 1995 by professionals in teleprocessing and systems and specializes in developing solutions and providing products and IT services. TECHS provides internet access and network solutions, as well as development and production of software and systems.
To learn more about TECHS, please visit TECHS at http://www.techs.com.br.

Hila Nagel
Wavion Ltd.
Tel: +972.4.909.7349
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