|Vecima Wins Customized
Triple-Play Wireless System Contract, Expects Nationwide Spanish
Other topics: Fixed Wireless
October 17, 2007
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vecima Networks Inc. ("Vecima") (TSX:VCM),
the Last Mile Solution(R) for broadband wireless and wired networks, has
been selected by Red Helio S.L. and a number of its service provision
partners ("Red Helio") to supply a customized 5.25-5.80 GHz Broadband
Wireless Internet Network ("BWIN") solution of base stations and
customer premise equipment (CPE) for deployment covering the county of
Murcia, Spain. Red Helio expects to extend the network of Vecima branded
BWIN systems to cover their entire subscriber base in Spain, a network
of approximately 70,000 homes and businesses. Today's initial contract
announcement calls for 2,200 CPEs and 30 base stations representing only
a fractional portion of the entire roll-out.
nation with minimal cable infrastructure and a population demanding
increased broadband access at speeds beyond the capacity offered through
competing DSL, is an ideal setting to deploy Vecima's BWIN solution.
"This contract reinforces Vecima's preeminent ability to customize
client-specific solutions using our Canadian in-house manufacturing
capabilities, which allows us to deliver systems quickly and at a lower
cost than our competitors," said Sumit Kumar, VP Corporate Strategy.
"Another key advantage tailored into our BWIN solution for Red Helio is
managed Quality of Service - a necessity for delivering advanced voice
and video applications."
Last month, Vecima announced that deliveries of its BWIN product series
exceed 50,000 units and have been deployed throughout Asia, Central
America, Africa and North America. The BWIN family, which is based on
proven Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS(R))
technology for triple-play services, offers complete system solutions in
700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz.
Vecima is supplying WiMAX products to customers in North America and
international markets and continues to develop new products for a range
of custom frequency bands. A Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum, Vecima
currently has shipped WiMAX compliant gear for trial deployment to 36
customers in 20 countries. Building upon the success of its BWIN
systems, the company is poised to deliver market leading WiMAX systems
with mass market adoption.
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.
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