WIMAX WORLD 2008, CHICAGO, IL – Aptilo Networks, the global leader in pre-integrated solutions for Service Management and Access Control for wireless networks including WiMAX™, wireless mesh and Wi-Fi hotspots, and Redline Communications Group Inc. (“Redline”) (TSX and AIM: RDL), the leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, announced today that the two companies have entered into a global technology agreement to utilize Aptilo’s service management and access control solutions in Redline’s RedMAX 4C™ Mobile WiMAX deployments worldwide.The joint solution will incorporate Aptilo’s WiMAX CSN System™, the market’s first pre-integrated wireless broadband data and voice services solution for standards compliant mobile WiMAX authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA); policy management and service control with Redline’s RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX products based on the 802.16e-2005 standards for Mobile WiMAX. Aptilo and Redline are jointly pursuing deployment opportunities in the Philippines, Latin America, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX family, which includes the WiMAX Forum Certified® RedMAX 4C RPM subscriber unit, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and mobile wireless services including voice and video services. The RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX platform includes the highest capacity base station on the market supporting up to 512 users per sector controller and is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model.
“With Aptilo’s WiMAX CSN platform, our customers can leverage a seamless, end-to-end mobile WiMAX solution that can be deployed quickly. It is a feature-rich solution that has been proven in numerous deployments, including larger-scale as well as in emerging markets,” said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications. “Our customers will benefit from a true Mobile WiMAX solution utilizing best-of-breed technologies which will enable them to deploy more profitable business models.
Aptilo’s WiMAX CSN System is a flexible, multi-access (WiMAX/Wi-Fi) solution that has most typical CSN subsystems integrated into the platform prior to deployment, which reduces deployment time and costs in procurement, integration and overall maintenance. It delivers a highly flexible and versatile AAA, policy management and service control solution for Mobile WiMAX and Wi-Fi network services, with support for prepaid data and Voice over IP (VoIP) services. The integrated data and voice services solution provides authentication, authorization and accounting through multiple authentication types and enforces Quality of Service (QoS) and service flow profile parameters for users, devices and services.
“The end-to-end mobile WiMAX offering from Redline Communications offers service providers a fully integrated solution, which significantly reduces time-to-installation and the time it takes to achieve profitability,” said Torbjorn Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Aptilo Networks. “We are delighted to be working with Redline Communications, an industry leader in WiMAX wireless broadband solutions.”
The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System is fully interoperable with WiMAX NWG compliant clients and Access Service Network (ASN) nodes such as WiMAX 802.16e-2005 based Base Stations, Access Services Network (ASN) Gateways and Mobile IP Home Agents (HA) through standard interfaces defined by The WiMAX Forum®. It is an open platform that has demonstrated proven interoperability with several ASN Gateway and HA products from leading WiMAX suppliers.
For more information, visit Aptilo Networks at WiMAX World 2008 in Chicago at booth #435 and Redline Communications at booth #1003 in the McCormick Convention Centre from Sept 30-Oct 2, 2008.
About RedMAX 4C™ Mobile WiMAX
The RedMAX 4C™, which is based on the WiMAX industry’s 802.16e-2005 standards for mobile WiMAX, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and mobile wireless services including support Voice and Video over IP, broadband Internet access used to support highly valued education, medical, transportation and municipal applications, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other advanced communications services. The RedMAX 4C™ Mobile WiMAX platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model. The RedMAX 4C™ includes a modular, standardized µTCA (micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C™ will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets and PDAs. Redline’s new WiMAX offering is also designed to facilitate the integration of its existing RedMAX™ products with its RedMAX 4C™ technologies, providing operators a path to true mobility.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks (www.aptilo.com) offers a comprehensive wireless service management platform designed for service providers, enterprises and municipalities needing a rapidly deployable, scalable multiservice solution to easily manage data and voice services over WiMAX, wireless mesh and Wi-Fi networks. From smaller initial installations up to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s cost-efficient solution for wireless service management and delivery provides a rapid time to market while flexibly supporting future network and service expansion.
Selected by premier technology partners, Aptilo has become a global leader and the provider of choice enabling service providers, businesses and governments to rapidly manage and deliver highly secure voice and data services in public, semi-public and private wireless access zones in more than 40 countries worldwide. Aptilo Networks is headquartered in Stockholm, with regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Plano, Texas. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications ( www.redlinecommunications.com) is the leading provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline’s RedMAX™ WiMAX Forum Certified™ system, RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX™ products, and its award-winning RedCONNEX™ and RedACCESS™ families of broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service providers and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth services, including voice, video and data communications. Redline is committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of over 170 partners, Redline’s experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks to support advanced communications.
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