Yoqne’am, Israel, February 24 2011 — Wavion™, a company transforming the metro and rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Beamforming based Wi-Fi base station, the University of La Punta,
responsible for the San Luis province network design, and TecnoRed of Cordoba, Argentina, today
announced the expansion of the high-speed wireless network, providing free internet access in the entireSan Luis province in Argentina.
This second phase expansion, approved by the Governor of San Luis, Alberto Rodriguez Saa, adds more than 100 WBS-2400 base stations to cover 10 additional towns in the province. This is on top of almost 600 WBS-2400 base stations already deployed and covering more than 80 towns.
“We are very pleased with the performance of Wavion’s equipment in the last three years. It enabled us to provide extended Wi-Fi coverage and high-quality service to a large number of users in a cost-effective way” said José M. Jerez, Director SCyT Universidad de La Punta. "This is the first deployment in Argentina where Internet connectivity is provided for town-wide coverage. We believe that this project will foster education, economic development and tourism in the province and will help close the digital divide by enabling the children in the province to access the internet at school and at their homes.”
Wavion’s Carrier-Grade unique and powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive Beamforming base stations provide extended range, higher throughput and Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) coverage. As a result, unlike more conventional equipment, they do 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 IP-67 weather-proof enclosure add significantly to the unique value offering for Telecom Operators.
“We applaud the San Luis province for their vision in initiating and expanding this important project”, said Esteban Saad, CEO of TecnoRed S.A., the system integrator of the project. “We are confident that thissuccessful project will serve as a role model for other provinces in Argentina in providing internet connectivity to their rural communities”.
“We are proud to be selected by the San Luis province for the expansion of their pioneering network in Argentina and honored in taking part in their vision and making it a reality” said Daniel Dominguez, Wavion’s VP Latin America. ”It is a testimony to our superior performance in terms of range, throughput, indoor penetration, and to our carrier-grade quality.”
Wavion is a technology leader in outdoor Wi-Fi applications in metro and rural areas with deployments in more than 65 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. Featuring Wavion Base Stations (WBS) in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz unlicensed bands and in 700MHz licensed band, Wavion offers end-to-end solutions including access, backhaul, CPEs and management solutions Wavion is privately held and backed by Tel Aviv-based Investors Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. and BRM Capital. Wavion headquarter is located in Yoqne’am, Israel, and the company has worldwide offices in Miami Florida USA, Dallas Texas USA, San Paulo Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina, Lima Peru, Bogotá Colombia, Moscow Russia, New Delhi India, Beijing China, Tokyo Japan, Seoul Korea and
Additional information about Wavion is available at www.wavionnetworks.com.
About La Punta University
La Punta University role is to foster progress and growth in the San Luis province. Its mission is to be the provincial instrument to provide the San Luis inhabitants with the opportunity of forming themselves intellectually, socially and culturally.
As part of this mission, La Punta University has initiated the deployment of a broadband network in the province and is leading the deployment of a wide-area WiFi network for internet connectivity to complement this network. To learn more, please visit La Punta University at - http://www.ulp.edu.ar
TecnoRed was founded in 1999 (as Conect.ar). With the leadership of Mr. Saad, who joined the company in 2001, the company rose to a new level in the telecom industry in Argentina. Today, TencoRed has offices in Córdoba, La Pampa, Santa Fe, San Luis and in Quito, Ecuador.
To learn more, please visit TecnoRed at - http://www.tecnoredsa.com.ar
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