Microwave Journal

Redline Communications Selects WiMAX 20/20 WiROI™ Business Case Tool

Professional Modeling Tool Provides Network Operators Comprehensive Business Case Analysis of Redline’s RedMAX™ Family of Carrier-Class WiMAX™ Products

October 18, 2007

Redline Communications, Inc. a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX™ and broadband wireless infrastructure products and WiMAX 20/20, LLC, a broadband wireless market research and consulting firm, announced today that Redline has signed an agreement to utilize a custom version of the WiMAX 20/20 WiROI™ Business Case Tool to illustrate the benefits of the RedMAX™ carrier-class solutions to operators deploying WiMAX networks. This agreement will enable Redline to provide operators with a comprehensive, easy to use business case analysis tool built around the WiROI GUI.

The WiROI Business Case Tool has been designed specifically for WiMAX operators to allow them to create a business case analysis for their target market. The tool accepts a wide range of market data, technical parameters, and financial and service planning inputs that can be tailored to a particular geography. The WiROI Tool can simulate a WiMAX network deployment and operation using a variety of service plans and equipment.

The Redline WiROI has an easy-to-use, interactive, dashboard-style Graphical User Interface (GUI) to enable the user to perform real-time Sensitivity Analyses and view the results instantly. With the click of a button, the user will be able to model networks built with either the 802.16d, fixed WiMAX standard or the 802.16e-2005 mobile WiMAX standard.

“Using the WiROI GUI, Redline will be able to show network operators the impact of deploying a variety of RedMAX solutions including both fixed and mobile WiMAX,” said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications Inc. “With more than 125 carrier deployments of our RedMAX solutions worldwide, Redline has helped operators generate a rapid return on their investment. By utilizing the WiROI GUI, we can now provide operators the ability to clearly understand both the short and long term business implications of various technology choices.

“Equipment vendors have been using WiROI effectively to illustrate the benefits of their products to WiMAX operators by clearly articulating the impact on an operator’s business plan,” said Haig Sarkissian, Principal Consultant at WiMAX 20/20. “Redline’s WiROI GUI enables a side-by-side comparison of a fixed vs. mobile deployment using Redline’s RedMAX products,” explained Sarkissian.

The WiROI Business Case Tool supports over 250 input variables, allowing operators to model for their own particular market deployment, services strategy, and financial constraints. The assumption inputs for any model cover all critical aspects that an operator must consider, including Market Data, Access Network Systems Parameters, Financials, Network Deployment and Operating Expenses, Service Assumptions, Marketing Assumptions, and Customer Premise Equipment.

Redline’s RedMAX family of WiMAX solutions includes the world’s first complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified™ mark for conformance to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline’s carrier-class RedMAX Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline’s WiMAX products also include the RedMAX Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control the network, ensuring high service availability. Redline is maintaining its WiMAX leadership with the expansion of its RedMAX family to include products for additional frequency bands, applications and standards.

The RedMAX 4C™ is the latest addition to Redline's family of WiMAX products. Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, RedMAX 4C is designed to conform to the requirements for 802.16e Certification Wave 2, which is a WiMAX Forum® official certification program for Mobile WiMAX. Supporting a high concentration of subscribers, it enables operators to realize a rapid return on their WiMAX investment, with a low total cost of ownership. The RedMAX 4C includes a modular, standardized micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices such as laptops, mobile handsets and PDAs.

About Redline Communications, Inc.

Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline’s RedMAX WiMAX Forum Certified™ systems, RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX systems, and award-winning RedCONNEX™ family of broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service providers and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth services, including voice, video and data communications. Redline is committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 50,000 installations in 80 countries, and a global network of over 150 partners, Redline's experience and expertise help service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out the services and applications that drive their business forward. For more information about Redline Communications, visit http://www.redlinecommunications.com.

About WiMAX 20/20, LLC

WiMAX 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. Our principals have been engaged in the WiMAX industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of WiMAX devices, equipments, networks, and services. For more information please visit: http://www.wimax2020.com.

RedMAX, RedMAX 4C and RedCONNEX are trademarks of Redline Communications, Inc. WiROI is a trademark of WiMAX 20/20, LLC. WiMAX and WiMAX Forum Certified are trademarks and WiMAX Forum is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum.