Original Press Release
Redline Launches into Licensed Microwave Market with the RDL-5000
Press release date: November 9, 2011
-- Virtual Fiber(TM) cost-effectively powers 4G and LTE networks, facilitates ultra high speed access for enterprises --
Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline [http://www.rdlcom.com ]") (TSX: RDL), a leading global provider of specialized broadband wireless systems, today announced the availability of its high end licensed microwave product the RDL-5000, a high capacity, high power, packet microwave radio platform for Telecom backhaul and large enterprise connectivity.
With demand for video and other ultra high speed IP-based data services predicted to grow rapidly over the coming years, consuming more and more of the available bandwidth and demanding higher speeds, networks will have to keep pace. This means more base stations in more locations and greater capacity between base stations and to the enterprise.
The RDL-5000 is a key component of Redline's wireless Virtual Fiber(TM) product line, bringing fiber-like network performance to areas where fiber installation is challenging or cost prohibitive. It delivers high speed connectivity wirelessly, replacing the need to dig trenches and lay wires, and allowing service providers and enterprises alike to grow with user demand.
The RDL-5000 wireless radio platform delivers throughput of up to 800 megabits per second," stated Rick Cuthhill, Director Product Management for Redline. "With it, Service Providers can easily and quickly expand the backhaul component of their networks to meet increased demand, and deliver ultra high speed access services to their enterprise customers."
"Wireless backhaul is one of the fastest growing areas of our business. To keep up with the growth in end customer demand for data services, we need high capacity, high power microwave solutions that can be delivered cost effectively" said Ahmed NAJI, Microwave Senior Manager with Médi Télécom, a Redline customer and global telecoms operator in Morocco. "We really like how the RDL-5000 provides greater capacity and lower latency at any frequency, and unparalleled switching functionality without added latency, and we also like that this product is being delivered and supported locally with Redline professional services. All of this translates into a better return on investment for us."
The high power, high-sensitivity radio means longer ranges can be achieved at higher data speeds, while using smaller antennas. Its built-in, 2-port, gigabit Ethernet switch provides unparalleled application versatility and supports redundancy in both traditional point-to-point and ring/mesh topologies for maximum flexibility in network design. The radio operates in all of the 6 to 38 GHz licensed bands, conforming to both ANSI and ETSI standards, and can be managed from any location through Redline's ClearView NMS, a full-featured network management system.
To date, the RDL-5000 has been successfully deployed in the Middle East, North Africa and Central America. Redline will be offering the product to its full customer base in the upcoming weeks.
Further information on the RDL-5000 is available at www.rdlcom.com/en/products/rdl-5000-radio-platform [http://www.rdlcom.com/en/products/rdl-5000-radio-platform ].
About Médi Télécom
Médi Télécom, owned 40% by France Telecom/Orange, is the second biggest global telecoms operator in Morocco, with licences for fixed, mobile and 3G telephony, and has been active in the telecoms sector since 1999. Over the years Médi Télécom has built an international reputation for its expertise and know-how, capitalising chiefly on the quality of its Moroccan human resources and its perceptive development strategy.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com [http://www.rdlcom.com ]) is a leading provider of specialized broadband wireless solutions used by companies and governments worldwide to cost-effectively deploy distributed services and applications. Redline systems are used to facilitate and enhance public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, connect digital oil fields, and bring dedicated internet access wherever and whenever it's needed. Redline has been delivering powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, the military, oil and gas, and the telecom industry for over a decade through certified partners in the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa.