Egation Communications Deploys Aperto®
Networks' PacketWave® to Maximize
Bay Area Wireless Internet Coverage
Innovative wireless ISP leverages Aperto's spectral efficiency to ensure
high-reliability links to enterprises, MTUs, MDUs
San Diego, Calif. Broadband Wireless World Forum
February 24, 2004 - Egation Communications, a premier broadband
Internet Service Provider addressing enterprises, multi-tenant,
multi-dwelling unit, and consumer subscribers in the San Francisco
Bay Area, announced today that it has deployed Aperto Networks
unlicensed 5.8 GHz systems exclusively throughout its territory
to deliver point-to-multipoint connectivity to its subscribers.
Egation and Aperto will be speaking at the Broadband
Wireless World 2004 conference in San Diego tomorrow and will
jointly present the session, "Segmenting and Serving the
High Bandwidth Corporate Customer". With Egation now delivering
T1 and higher speed Internet access and VPN services to enterprise
users in multi-tenant units (MTUs) across Silicon Valley, the
session will highlight successful deployment and expansion plans
in one of the most challenging unlicensed spectrum environments
in the world.
"While the Bay Area is fortunate to have many
broadband service alternatives, thousands of businesses are still
underserved by either wireless or wireline broadband," stated
Egation CEO and founder Anthony S. Adams. "We have now provided
a quantum leap in "Best Connected" access to enterprises
delivering highly reliable service, best value pricing and provisioning
within 24 hours of customer order."
He added, "This area is now home to six major
wireless ISPs, and the environment is extremely RF-noisy. We deployed
Aperto's PacketWave system because it is clearly the
most spectrally-efficient 5.8 GHz platform on the market. The
narrow channel width delivers a clean, robust and interference-resilient
signal consistently. The system gives us much greater capacity
for growth, and performs extremely well in obstructed line-of-sight
circumstances. We get the most out of the units and out of our
subscriber capacity, because the systems fully deliver on their
published range, power, quality and feature specifications."
"Egation has created a broadband wireless infrastructure
that does not require forklift upgrades," stated Alan Menezes,
Aperto vice president of marketing and co-presenter with Anthony
Adams at Broadband Wireless World Forum. "They offer subscribers
highly-reliable wireless T1 transport today for Internet access,
and are very well-equipped to add VPN functionality, voice and
streaming media when needed in the future. The market's response
to their value proposition is very strong, with some of the leading
professional services and health care firms in the area either
already on their network or in their pipeline."
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 T1 and Fractional T1 speeds, wireless VPNs
and VLANs, disaster recovery and Hot Spot backhaul, as well as
VoIP and streaming media.
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.
About Egation Communications
Egation Communications is a broadband Internet Services Provider
delivering high-speed Internet access and hosting solutions to
consumers and businesses in communities that are 'Broadband Challenged'.
The company provides customers in Silicon Valley a proven broadband
solution with support services and 99.99 percent availability.
Small and medium businesses can start with Egation's basic offering
and increase their bandwidth at any time without additional installation
or equipment charges, on a moment's notice.
Egation was founded in 2000 and is based in Fremont,
California. Privately funded and managed by a team of industry
veterans and visionaries, the company's goal is to build Egation
into the premier choice for full service, community based Internet
access, providing high-speed high-value services to consumers
and businesses.. For more information on Egation Communications'
services and offerings, please visit www.egation.com
or call 510.742.9288.