Yoqne’am, Israel, August 16, 2011 – Wavion™, a global leader in Wi-Fi solutions for mobile
operators, governments and enterprises, and ZapFi a Wi-Fi Service Provider in Belgium,
announced today the deployment of Wavion’s Wi-Fi base stations for high speed internet service
at Bruges’s soccer stadium “Jan Breydel”.
The large 30,000 seats stadium is fully covered by Wavion’s Beamforming-based Wi-Fi basestations, providing ubiquitous Wi-Fi coverage for applications such as video, images transfer,
social networking and internet browsing. The service enables people with smartphones and
tablets to connect to the internet at 500Kbps to 1Mbps. This deployment is an extension of ZapFi’s existing Wi-Fi network in Bruges, covering the whole city with Wavion’s base stations and providing tourists and municipal services.
“We have selected Wavion for the stadium deployment due to the unmatched coverage, capacity
and quality of service their base stations provide in the city of Bruges”, said Gery Pollet, ZapFi’s
Founder and CEO. ”We are very pleased with Wavion’s since it enabled us to easily cover the full
stadium and provide the needed capacity in this challenging stadium environment”.
Wavion’s unique and powerful base stations, with their spatially adaptive Beamforming and
powerful interference immunity suite, provide extended coverage and higher throughput in
outdoor environment, excelling in severe NLOS and heavy interference.
“Wavion is proud to provide ZapFi, a leading Wi-Fi service provider in Belgium, with our market
leading outdoor Wi-Fi base stations, delivering our superior coverage, capacity and reliability”,
said Dr. Mati Wax, Wavion’s Founder and CTO. “It is yet another proof of the added value of our
unique and powerful Beamforming technology to Service Providers and to large venue
deployments, where a large number of handheld devices connect simultaneously.”
Wavion is a technology leader in outdoor Wi-Fi applications for metro and rural areas with
deployments in more than 70 countries. The company’s two-way digital Beamforming and
powerful Interference Immunity Suite are the first and only technology to resolve the significant
performance, penetration and profitability challenges facing large-scale metro and rural
Featuring Wavion Base Stations with 802.11n (WBSn) in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
unlicensed bands and in 700MHz licensed band, Wavion offers end-to-end solutions including
access, backhaul, CPEs, management and service provisioning tools. Wavion is privately held
and backed by Tel Aviv-based investors Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. and BRM Capital.
Wavion’s headquarters are located in Yoqne’am Israel, with worldwide offices in US, Brazil,
Mexico, Colombia, India, China, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Africa and Russia.
Additional information about Wavion is available at www.wavionnetworks.com.
ZapFi NV, with its corporate headquarters in Bruges, BELGIUM, is a next generation “wireless
internet services provider” or “WISP” and offers a robust suite of advanced high-speed wireless
Internet services to consumers and businesses. As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, the
ZapFi service will be available in major cities across Belgium and bring together an
unprecedented combination of speed and mobility at a very attractive price. ZapFi’s open all-IP
network, based upon the WIFI 802.11b/g/n standards, provides unmatched network capacity to
deliver next generation wireless broadband access.
Additional information about ZapFi is available at www.zapfi.com.
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