Network is Planned to Cover 18 Counties and More than 12,000 Square Miles
Mountain View, CA, May 11, 2010 – PureWave Networks, the developer of high performance, compact, all-outdoor Mobile WiMAX (802.16e) base stations announced today that it has been selected by Kansas Broadband Internet (KBI) as the company’s exclusive provider of WiMAX equipment.
“As we migrate our wireless network from proprietary equipment to more advanced and capable mobile WiMAX technology, we need a solution that is powerful, simple to deploy, easy to maintain and cost effective, all at the same time,” said Lee Miller, President and CEO of KBI. “We field tested the PureWave Quantum against a number of other solutions, and PureWave came out the clear winner in terms of range, capacity and over-all link budget. The end result is that we are now able to deliver such advanced services as streaming video to customers located 7.5 miles away from the base station in a non-line of site environment. We are reaching customers we were never able to serve before.”
The PureWave Quantum family of mobile WiMAX base stations is uniquely suited to the needs of rural operators, and allows them to profitably deliver voice and data services even in sparsely populated areas. Employing six antennas to deliver an unmatched service range of up to 15 miles or more from the base station, PureWave Quantum base stations are designed to be deployed completely outdoors with no need for either shelter or air-conditioning, greatly reducing site deployment and maintenance costs.
PureWave Quantum base stations can operate with or without an ASN gateway, reducing operators’ capital spending while enabling support for full mobile service when the operator is ready to offer it. Moreover, PureWave Quantum base stations operate with standard, off-the-shelf mobile WiMAX CPE, finally releasing operators from the tyranny of expensive single vendor proprietary subscriber devices.
“We are proud to be KBI’s vendor of choice for their advanced WiMAX network” said Gideon Ben-Efraim, PureWave’s Chairman and CEO. “As they expand their service into new communities and offer their customers advanced services, we are pleased to have been selected as KBI’s technology partner.”