Wavion and Bit Telecom to Provide Internet Access to Rural Towns in Romania

Yoqne’am, Israel, April 28, 2010 - Wavion™, a technology leader in Metro and Rural Wi-Fi with a new generation of Wi-Fi Base Stations and Bit Telecom, a major system integrator in Romania, announced today the deployment of Wavion’s Wi-Fi solution for town-wide Internet access in several towns in Romania.

The deployment is based on Wavion’s WBS-2400 base stations, working in 2.4 GHz unlicensed band. The networks are deployed in the rural towns of Gura Humorului, Vatra Dornei, Berchisesti, Cirlibaba, Roznov, Voitinel, Vama, Manastirea Casinului, Sita Buzaului, Costesti, Puiesti and Hunedoara. The deployments were part of the initiative “Wireless City – Free Internet for the Citizens of Your Town”, which was done in collaboration with the local municipalities and was aimed at increasing the internet penetration in the less developed parts of Romania.

“We have selected Wavion’s equipment after a careful and thorough analysis of many competing solutions” said Corneliu Petreanu, Bit Telecom’s CEO. “Wavion’s beamforing technology was the only one that have met our requirements in terms of range and throughput in the tough environments characterizing our deployments.”

Wavion’s unique and powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive beamforming base stations provide extended range, higher throughput, and NLOS coverage. As a result, unlike more conventional equipment, it does not require costly high towers and can be easily installed on poles and yet provide widest homogeneous coverage and Indoor penetration. Moreover, the flexible architecture and ruggedized and weather-proof enclosure add significantly to the unique value offering for Telecom Operators.

“Wavion is proud to partner with Bit Telecom in these pioneering projects in Romania”, said Tal Meirzon, Wavion's CEO. “We are pleased that our robust and cost-effective solution is instrumental in providing the growing need for Internet access and helps the local governments in their prime objective to close the digital divide between the urban and rural areas.”

About Wavion
Wavion is a technology leader in Metro and Rural Wi-Fi and Wireless broadband access, with deployments in more than 57 countries. 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 Tel Aviv-based Investors Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. and BRM Capital. Wavion headquarters are located in Yoqne’am, Israel, and the company has worldwide offices in Miami, Florida, Dallas, Texas, San Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Bogotá, Colombia, Moscow, Russia, and New Delhi, India.
Additional information about Wavion is available at www.wavionnetworks.com .

About Bit Telecom
Bit Telecom is a major system integrator in Romania with offices in Bucharest and Suceava, specializing in Radiocommunications and Telecommunications projects and solutions. Additional information about Bit Telecom is available at: http://www.bittelecom.ro.

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