Enertel Deploys Aperto Networks' WiMAX-Class
3.5 GHz Systems in Launch of
Broadband Wireless Access Across
Top-tier Dutch wireline operator leverages carrier-class
wireless to expand
reach, speed, scalability, robustness and QoS
Milpitas, Calif. and Rotterdam,
Holland. October 26, 2004 - Enertel, one of Holland's largest
data and telecom operators for the business market, and the country's
largest wholesale provider to independent Dutch ISPs, has launched
a national rollout of business-class broadband wireless access
(BWA) services. This service is now available in Rotterdam and
will be extended to Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven
before the end of this year. By the end of 2005 the network will
offer national coverage. Enertel's wireless network is being exclusively
deployed using Aperto Networks' 3.5 GHz WiMAX-class PacketWave®
systems. Enertel's first BWA customer is RoutIT, a Rotterdam-based
supplier of network services to ICT resellers across the Netherlands.
"Aperto's PacketWave has been thoroughly proven
as the business carrier's wireless broadband system of choice,
and gives us unparalleled reach, speed of deployment, business-grade
capacity and Quality of Service (QoS)," said Cees Meeuwis,
CEO of Enertel. "We chose Aperto Networks because of these
capabilities, and because of PacketWave's full WiMAX-class functionality.
The company is leading the market in meeting all critical 802.16
Formed as the combination of nine cable and energy
companies in 1994, Enertel successfully leveraged the Dutch telecom
market deregulation to bring telephony and wireline access services
to individuals and ventures across the Netherlands. It serves
the entire Dutch data and telecommunications business market with
innovative services in VoIP, IP VPNs, E-1 connectivity and wholesale
services, both wireless and wireline.
"Enertel is a one of Europe's new leaders in
broadband services. Through its Aperto-powered network, Enertel
can now deliver carrier-class robustness, scalability and QoS
in all of its business services, to Holland's top metros,"
emphasized Aperto CEO and Chairman Reza Ahy. "This new wireless
network will also efficiently backhaul Enertel's WinQ HotSpot
traffic, and extend capacity and coverage for its ISP customers.
These performance advantages will further extend Enertel's market
share leadership in wholesale services, and rapidly build subscriber
volume on its WiMAX-class network."
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leader in WiMAX-class multiservice broadband
wireless access systems for global markets. The company was founded
to provide breakthrough solutions to the bottleneck in last-mile
broadband access, and is a founding board member of the WiMAX
Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16
and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Its PacketWave®
system is a family of base stations, subscriber units, radios
and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-point
and point-to-multipoint deployment. PacketWave's scalability and
patented technologies support new wireless builds and complement
wireline broadband access networks. Aperto is already deployed
in 50 countries, meeting service provider needs for installation
ease, IP-rich network functionality, cost effectiveness, rapid
provisioning and interference resilience. For more information
on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.
Enertel is one of the largest Dutch telecom operators servicing
the business market. Enertel delivers advanced data- and telecommunication
solutions with a focus on IP. Apart from business customers and
(inter) national carriers, Enertel also services a very large
part of the independent Dutch Internet Service Providers. The
company owns an extensive national network, a Network Operation
Center and a Datacenter providing Managed IT Services. Enertel
will deliver Wireless Local Loop-services to the Dutch business
market from September 2004.
Enertel was founded in 1994. Since 15th August 2002 its management
and Greenfield Capital Partners own the company. Enertel acquired
a share in the investment company of Telfort in April 2003 and
acquired wifi-operator WinQ in June 2004.