The order consists of $2.4 million for xMax cognitive radio networking equipment including xMax wireless access points, an xMSC mobile switching center, and xMod personal hotspots (capable of supporting existing smartphones, tablets and laptops), and engineering services estimated at $877,000. This will enable NEFCOM to provide wireless voice and advanced broadband services in its regulated telephone market area located in Baker County, Florida.
This purchase order results from a previous xMax trial conducted with Townes Tele-Communications, Inc. (“Townes”), the parent company of NEFCOM, announced on March 15, 2011.
Commenting on the announcement, Larry Townes, Chairman and CEO of Townes, said “I look forward to xG's successful deployment and very much anticipate xG's promise of high quality, reasonably priced broadband service for the United States' rural telephone providers and the important customer base which they serve”.
George Schmitt, xG Non-Executive Director, said “We are very pleased to receive this order from NEFCOM. Rural broadband is a key target market for xG, and this announcement validates the potential of xMax to deliver high-performance, cost-effective wireless capability to the thousands of rural and independent service providers seeking an effective broadband solution”.
xMax allows spectrum-challenged operators to utilize the free, unlicensed 902-928MHz ISM band spectrum and an end-to-end IP-based infrastructure to provide carrier-grade reliability for fixed and mobile broadband services. The advanced cognitive radio attributes built into xMax enable mobile operators to offer their customers a licensed spectrum experience using unlicensed spectrum. xMax can also integrate smoothly with the existing smartphones, tablets, iPads and computers users already own and depend on.
Rural operators can now extend low-cost broadband services beyond their DSL footprint without the need for costly spectrum while maximizing their broadband subsidies.
The complete press release can be viewed at this link.
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