Yoqne’am, Israel, December 13, 2010 – Wavion™, a technology leader in metro and rural Wi-Fi with a new generation of Beamforming Wi-Fi base stations, and Vipitel, a wireless service provider in Mexico, announced today the deployment of Wavion’s Wi-Fi base stations for high speed internet access in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The project was initiated by the government of the state of Aguascalientes. The goal was to offer free Wi-Fi to the whole state, comprised by 10 municipalities with a population of 1.5 Million.
The network includes 38 Wavion base stations: WBS-2400 and WBS-5800, working in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz respectively. The Wavion base stations were installed on poles and roof-tops along the city streets. The 2.4 GHz network provides internet access to the citizens of the state and the 5.8 GHz network provides the backhaul.
“We have selected Wavion’s Wi-Fi solution due to its enhanced coverage and superior performance,” said Alejandro Salmon, Vipitel’s CFO & founder. “We are very pleased with the outcome. Using Wavion has greatly reduced the number of sites required to cover our target areas”.
The complete system was designed and implemented by Wavion and Contrasys – Wavion’s partner headquartered in Mexico City.
Wavion’s carrier-grade unique and powerful WBS-2400 and WBS-5800 spatially adaptive Beamforming base stations provide extended range, higher throughput and Non-Line-Of-Sight (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 rugged weather-proof enclosure add significantly to the unique value offering for telecom operators.
“Wavion is proud to partner with Vipitel in this great project for the Aguascalientes state”, said Daniel Dominguez, Wavion’s Vice President Latin America. “We are pleased that our superior coverage, capacity and reliability have significantly contributed to Vipitel’s success. It is yet another proof of the added value of our unique and powerful Beamforming technology to city-wide deployments.”
Wavion Wireless Networks is a worldwide technology leader in outdoor Wi-Fi applications in metro and rural areas with deployments in more than 60 countries. The company’s true digital Beamforming and Space Division multiple access (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’s headquarter is located in Yoqne’am, Israel, and the company has worldwide offices in Miami Florida USA, Dallas Texas USA, Sau Paulo Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina, Lima Peru, Bogotá Colombia, Moscow Russia, New Delhi India, Beijing China, Tokyo Japan, Seoul Korea and Singapore.
Additional information about Wavion is available at www.wavionnetworks.com .
VipiteI is a wireless service provider in the country of Mexico. Vipitel provides free internet access which is sponsored by advertisements. Additional information about Vipitel is available at www.vipitel.com .
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