Ultravisión Launches Wireless Access Service in Puebla,
Mexico with Aperto® Networks
National broadcast operator adding broadband wireless Internet
metro market, plans for expansion
Puebla, Mexico, and Milpitas, California. February
9, 2004 - Ultravisión S.A. de C.V., a widely deployed
MMDS television operator in Mexico, announced today that it has
deployed 2.5 GHz wireless broadband access systems from Aperto
Networks, a leading provider of scalable WiMAX-class broadband
wireless access systems. The operator rolled out high speed Internet
access service in Puebla, Mexico during the fourth quarter of
A business unit of the influential Grupo ZOMA TELECOM
holding company, Ultravisión provides TV programming in
44 metro markets within nine states in Mexico, covering more than
13 million people. Over its thirteen-year history, the company
has developed an outstanding reputation of quality, customer focus
and well-managed operations in its served communities.
"We selected Aperto as one of the best-in-class
systems for our planned expansion into the ISP space, after very
thorough evaluation of all leading technical alternatives,"
stated Patricio Zorrilla, General Manager of Ultravisión.
"Aperto's PacketWave® systems are the best-suited to meet
our strict standards for Quality of Service, spectral efficiency
and controlled scalability. And equally importantly, this infrastructure
will support all of the needed functionality for our business
subscriber prospects, including full throughput, low latency,
integrated routing and multiservice delivery."
"Ultravisión has completed comprehensive and rigorous
preparation for its rollout of retail wireless Internet access
to commercial subscribers," emphasized Reza Ahy, chairman
and CEO of Aperto Networks. "In this era of rapid launch
and provisioning, it is noteworthy and impressive to see such
rigor in the evaluation, configuration, provisioning and network
management processes. Ultravisión has made superlative
efforts to guarantee the success of this rollout and to optimize
the nationwide expansion path later in 2004."
Aperto Networks' WiMAX-class base stations and subscriber units
enable both licensed and unlicensed frequency broadband wireless
access for business-grade users. Providers use PacketWave systems
to deliver wireless E1 and Fractional E1 speeds, wireless VPNs
and VLANs, disaster recovery and Hot Spot backhaul, as well as
VoIP and streaming media.
About Ultravisión SA de CV
Ultravisión, a business unit of Grupo ZOMA TELECOM, is
an MMDS wireless cable television operator in Mexico. Founded
in 1990, the company started operations in Puebla and Veracruz
and later expanded operations to Torreón and Gomez Palacio.
During 2002 & 2003, Ultravision enjoyed huge growth by going
nationwide, with presence in cities such as Cuernavaca, Aguascalientes,
Tampico, Matamoros, Coatzacoalcos, Xalapa, Chilpancingo, Iguala,
Cuautla, Tehuacán and more. Ultravision now offers MMDS
service in 44 cities and is licensed for a total of 83 metro markets.
For more information, contact: Patricio Zorrilla ([email protected]),
or Marco Santos ([email protected]),
or visit www.ultravision.com.mx.
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leading provider of WiMAX-class multiservice
broadband wireless access systems for global markets. The company
was founded to provide a breakthrough solution to one of today's
critical network bottlenecks - last-mile broadband access. The
PacketWave® system provides a family of base stations, subscriber
units, and associated radios and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz
frequency bands for global point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
deployments. Its scalable systems and patent-pending technologies
support new wireless builds and complement existing wireline broadband
access technology. Aperto systems have been deployed by service
providers in 40 countries, meeting their needs for ease of installation,
IP-rich network functionality and cost effectiveness, while enabling
rapid provisioning and interference resilient operation in dense
urban to suburban locations. The company is a founder and leading
contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d as well as to ETSI-BRAN standards,
and a board member of the WiMAX Forum. For more information on
Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.