YOQNE’AM, Israel, Dec. 2, 2008 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Wavion™, a company transforming the Metro and Rural Wi-Fi market with a new category of Wi-Fi Base Station, announced today the opening of a local office in Brazil. Wavion has also signed partnership agreements with 2 leading Brazilian distributors in response to the growing need for broadband wireless connectivity in the country.
Wavion’s powerful WBS-2400 spatially adaptive beamforming base stations provide extended range and higher throughput connectivity to standards-based Wi-Fi clients, such as those embedded in laptops and other notebook computers. Wavion’s outdoor Wi-Fi solution requires one third fewer units than other competing Access Points (APs) to cover the same area, with superior indoor penetration and fewer dead spots. Wavion’s wireless broadband access solution is cost-effective and enables fast project role out. This makes it an ideal broadband infrastructure solution for developing countries
“Brazil’s broadband internet market is experiencing rapid growth, which creates a great opportunity for Wavion’s wireless solution. We have established a local office in order to be close to our customer-base and be able to provide them with the best possible service and support,” said Eran Kaplan, Wavion’s Executive VP Sales and Marketing. ”Our outdoor Wi-Fi solution is highly cost effective and offers superior performance in terms of coverage and indoor penetration. This is powerful value proposition in the highly competitive Brazilian market.”
Wavion’s National distribution partners in Brazil include FTD Comunicação de Dados Ltda in São Paulo – SP www.ftdcom.com.br and PARKS S.A. Comunicações Digitais in Porto Alegre – RS www.parks.com.br.
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 Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jakarta, Indonesia and New Delhi, India. To learn more, please visit Wavion at www.wavionnetworks.com.
Marcelo Luis Angione, Country Manager