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Next Generation Wireless Broadband Network

Siemens Canada deploys next generation wireless broadband network for First Nations Seabird Island Community

Other topics:  WiMAX Wave 2 Chipset, Mobile WiMAX Certification Testing

BelAir Networks
June 27, 2007

Siemens and BelAir Networks extend digital reach of residents, government and businesses

Agassiz, British Columbia -- The Seabird Island First Nation in British Columbia is setting a powerful example for other First Nation communities across Canada with its innovative use of technology. They have implemented new housing concepts which use advanced building materials, wood from certified forests, energy efficient appliances as well as solar, wind and geo-thermal solutions to create renewable energy sources as part of their sustainable community design. The Seabird Island Band has just taken another step forward into the future with the launch of a new high performance wireless mesh network solution from Siemens. The network is providing the community with ubiquitous, high-speed broadband wireless access supporting residential, educational and business communication requirements.
The scenic terrain is challenging. It is prone to occasional flooding and rugged weather conditions which made the wireless network an attractive, flexible communications alternative to wired solutions. Additionally, as the internet has become an important educational tool, the local schools needed a way to provide its students with cost-effective access. Today, the next generation wireless broadband mesh network provides high-speed wireless access across the community supporting local educational needs and more.

“Our new wireless network offers a broad range of communications and revenue opportunities for us,” stated Chief Clem Seymour. “We will be able to create new services for the community and offer our local schools increased educational opportunities through new high speed connectivity.”

About Seabird Island Network
Siemens and BelAir Networks worked closely with Chief Clem Seymour and local residents to deploy 49 BelAir Networks wireless access nodes across the community. The nodes, easily mounted on light poles, provide a wireless carrier backbone to support a variety of services including Point of Sale (POS) terminals at the local gas bar and events such as annual canoe races.

The new network will also help the community defray flood meter monitoring costs of $1,200 per month by replacing wired lines with a wireless connection. In the future, the community may also use the network to extend its Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) network and provide cost-effective residential telephone service on Seabird Island.

“Siemens is proud to be working with Chief Seymour and his band council on this exciting project,” said Frank Suraci, responsible for Aboriginal Relations for Siemens Canada. “We view Seabird Island as an excellent example of our technology partnership with First Nations’ communities across Canada. Our goal is to help realize the unlimited potential of their growing populations in developing socio-economic programs and technology infrastructure that will enhance and extend wellness, economic development and community growth."

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