MVS Comunicaciones Selects Aperto Networks
for Nationwide Deployment of
Broadband Wireless Access in Mexico
Initial deployment in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to be followed
6 additional metros by end of 2004
Mexico City, Mexico, and Milpitas, California.
September 29, 2003 - MVS Comunicaciones, a leading radio/television
programming and carrier services company in Mexico and Latin America,
and Aperto Networks, a leading provider of new generation scalable
broadband wireless access systems, announced today that MVS has
selected Aperto's PacketWave® systems to deliver business-grade
high speed wireless access in the three largest urban areas of
Mexico and beyond.
MVS will use Aperto's systems to deliver broadband
wireless access with guaranteed Quality of Service to businesses
in the greater metro areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey
through local and regional operators this year, and will market
these services to six additional cities by the end of 2004. MVS
holds MMDS (2.5 - 2.686 GHz) frequency licenses capable of addressing
95% of Mexico's businesses.
"Mexico City is the second-largest metro area in the world,
but with 20 million inhabitants and thousands of demanding businesses
in just 1,800 square kilometers and heavy vegetation throughout
the urban area, it has the highest density of population and greatest
environmental challenges of any wireless market in the world,"
declared Ernesto Vargas, President of MVS Television.
"After rigorous tests with multiple suppliers
and platforms, we selected Aperto's powerful PacketWave systems
due to their proven superiority in the areas we consider critical
to our markets -guaranteed QoS for high-speed business services,
highly-reliable performance for backhaul applications, complementary
operation with our existing wireless network, and capital efficiency.
PacketWave delivered on these challenges and will serve us to
fortify the position of leadership that MVS has forged through
three decades offering Mexico the best choices in information,
culture, commerce and entertainment," Vargas concluded.
Reza Ahy, CEO and founder of Aperto Networks, stated, " We
are pleased to have been selected by MVS for its nationwide market
expansion of broadband wireless access. As a market-leading service
provider, MVS has already raised the competitive bar in the Mexican
market with its innovative carrier of carriers model and its substantial
licensed frequency holdings. We look forward to supporting MVS'
carrier-class deployment and to helping the company dramatically
expand broadband availability to businesses throughout Mexico."
"We had put MVS Communicaciones on our recent 'Carrier Contract
to Watch' list, waiting to see who would win this substantial
award," described Andy Fuertes, Senior Analyst with Visant
Strategies. "MVS is now complementing its consumer wireless
access play with a very aggressive push for business-grade service
delivery and scalable backhaul of all wireless traffic. Aperto
is a solid choice for this new wave of deployments, with its high-performance
MAC, unique IP network features and strong QoS capability."
Aperto Networks' IP-featured 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. MVS leverages the flexibility of PacketWave
to serve as its broadband multiservice access platform for demanding
users and as its wireless backhaul infrastructure. Through 2004,
MVS will deploy broadband wireless access via Aperto Networks
systems to Puebla, Veracruz, Mexicali, Tijuana, León and
Toluca, in addition to the above-mentioned cities.
About MVS Comunicaciones
MVS Comunicaciones, a division of MVS Television and MVS Radio,
is a telecommunications service provider operating over diverse
transmission media (copper, fiber, wireless), as well as the producer
and distributor of news content and entertainment. Founded in
1967 as a private family company by Mr. Joaquín Vargas
Gómez, MVS launched the first FM radio station in Mexico,
and since then has experienced exponential growth and diversification.
Today, MVS remains under the ownership of the Vargas family. With
its proven leadership in radio and television broadcasting and
Internet services, MVS sees its future success in utilizing digital
technology and increasing its expansion in the Latin American
market and in the United States. For more information, contact:
José Antonio Abad García, CEO MVS Net, S.A. de C.V.,
México DF, México, 55 50 05 90, [email protected]
or visit www.mvs.com.
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leading provider of 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 25 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, a contributor to ETSI-HiperMAN standards,
and a board member of the WiMAX Forum. For more information on
Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.