Announces First Large Commercial WiMAX Deployment Leveraging Its
Mobile WiMAX Testing,
Wireless Technology Award
Vecima Networks Inc.
October 4, 2007
Vecima and Cybersurf team up for industry leading Canadian WiMAX
Victoria, British Columbia -- Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") (TSX:VCM),
the Last Mile Solution(R) for broadband wireless and wired networks, has
been selected by Cybersurf Corp. ("Cybersurf") to supply it's
VistaMAX(TM) solution of base stations and customer premise equipment (CPE)
for deployments. The first phase of the commercial deployment will occur
in Edmonton, Alberta. Cybersurf will not only be utilizing Vecima's
world class hardware for the deployment but will also be leasing
licensed spectrum which is owned by Vecima.
|Vecima and its subsidiary YourLink own spectrum in the 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz
bands across Canada. As an equipment manufacturer Vecima wants to
provide customers with all the tools necessary for a successful
deployment and licensed spectrum is often a key to success. "This
contract validates Vecima's lead in the WiMAX space providing solutions
using our Canadian in-house manufacturing capabilities. This allows us
to deliver a wide range of CPE products to suit the needs of our
customers," commented Robert Forget, Director of Wireless Sales at
Vecima. "I am excited to be working with Canada's largest independent
Internet Service Provider to bring another option to the Canadian
consumers. Managed Quality of Service (QoS) in the VistaMAX(TM) product
line allows us to deploy toll quality voice and broadband data on the
As part of the agreement, Cybersurf will have an option to acquire a
portion of Vecima's 3.5 GHz spectrum. "The option would ensure that
Cybersurf is able to control the "last-mile" said Marcel Mercia, COO of
Cybersurf. "Providing an alternative to traditional DSL and Cable
services allows us to compete in an otherwise closed market. This is
great for Canadians and also very interesting for us as a company by
minimizing our reliance on the Incumbents."
Vecima has recently announced fully deployable commercial WiMAX
solutions. A Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum, Vecima currently has
shipped WiMAX compliant gear for trial deployments worldwide. Building
upon the success of its BWIN(TM) systems, the company is now delivering
WiMAX systems for mass market adoption. Vecima's flexible Media Access
Control (MAC) allows optimized performance for our rugged WiMAX products
in various frequency bands.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) designs, manufactures and sells products
that enable broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks.
Vecima's hardware products incorporate original embedded software to
meet the complex requirements of next-generation, high-speed digital
networks. Service providers use Vecima's solutions to deliver services
to a converging worldwide broadband market, including what are commonly
known as "triple play" (voice, video and data) and "quadruple play"
(voice, video, data and wireless) services. Vecima's solutions allow
service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively bridge the final
network segment that connects the system directly to end users, commonly
referred to as "the last mile", by overcoming the bottleneck resulting
from insufficient carrying capacity in legacy, last mile
infrastructures. Vecima's products are directed at three principal
markets: Data over Cable, Broadband Wireless and Digital Video. The
Company has also developed and continues to focus on developing products
to address emerging markets such as Voice over Internet Protocol, fibre
to the home and IP video.
About Cybersurf Corp.
Cybersurf is an independent Internet and communications company
providing consumers in the United States and Canada with a value-driven
alternative to large incumbent carriers. Cybersurf prides itself on
providing the highest possible quality of services at the lowest
possible prices and is one of Canada's largest independent Internet
Cybersurf believes consumers want 'The Freedom of Choice' that comes
with having a truly independent provider as an alternative to larger
incumbent telephone companies or cable carriers - a choice that allows
users to connect to the Internet how they want and with an independent
provider that focuses on the needs of today's average user by providing
quality service at the best possible price. Cybersurf is that choice.
For more information about Cybersurf, please visit www.cybersurf.com or
www.cia.com, contact Paul Mercia, President and CEO at (403) 777-2222,
ext. 262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cybersurf's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the
trading symbol "CY".
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