AMB Affirms Commercial Deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP)

o Using MainNet's Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL/PLC) Solution

RAANANA, Israel, March 13 - MainNet, a leader in the BPL/PLC market, today reported a successful deployment of commercial VoIP using its PLUS(TM) solutions at AMB - an Electricity Utility located in southern Switzerland. AMB is now offering VoIP and Internet services over its existing electric grid to customers in the Ticino region.

AMB were looking to diversify their product range by also offering broadband communication services to their electricity subscribers in both residential and small business categories. The transparency to telecommunication standards of MainNet's VoIP solution has enabled rapid deployment of both Internet and VoIP over existing powerlines.

Using MainNet's end-to-end BPL/PLC PLUS(TM) system with its high QoS and voice priority features, allows AMB to offer its WAMBO (Internet speeds of 300kb/s to 1600kb/s in accordance with a user's requirements) and WAMBOTEL (VoIP using standard, off-the-shelf VoIP ATAs [Analog Telephony Adapters]) services at competitive prices.

"Compared with other solutions in the market, MainNet were able to provide us with a field-proven BPL/PLC solution, and the added values we were looking for" said Mauro Sua, General Director of AMB. "MainNet's feature-rich PLUS solution enables us to offer Internet at different speeds (unavailable from other providers), and VoIP services - as well as creating the infrastructure for future implementation of Smart Grid applications. Using our existing electricity grid to run WAMBO and WAMBOTEL services, we can provide broadband communication services to rural areas that are not served by other technologies" he concluded.

iLight, MainNet's local partner, integrated and implemented the BPL/PLC solution at AMB. According to Alberto De Lorenzi, Project Manager at AMB:

"iLight's professional service, further simplified by MainNet's plug-and-play technology, made it possible for us to deliver broadband powerline communication services in a short time-to-market."

"Being a dynamic innovator in its field, AMB successfully initiated broadband communications over the powerline" said Geri Katz, CEO at MainNet Communications, adding "This is yet another project using MainNet's turn-key BPL/PLC solutions, giving an added value to the Utility's core business and therefore increasing revenues".

MainNet to showcase its BPL solutions at CeBIT 2007, HomePlug Booth # H11 in Hall 14.

About MainNet's VoIP

MainNet's VoIP solutions provide transparent, IP-based technology that supports any telecommunication standards (for example: H323, SIP or MGCP).
MainNet's BPL/PLC technology offers embedded QoS and Voice priority - as well as tiered services - to ISPs operators, supporting many of their standard platforms (such as. DHCP, PPoE and TOSBiT). Performance optimization is enabled in accordance with CODECS and advanced features such as VLAN. In addition, MainNet's QoS is customized via the user's use of the VoIP system, so that it can control the number of calls per unit.

About AMB

AMB is a Swiss Electricity Utility located in the area of Ticino Canton.
MainNet's PLUS solution empowers the AMB electricity grid with broadband communication capabilities, enabling AMB to offer Internet (WAMBO) and VoIP
(WAMBOTEL) services, turning any electrical socket at its subscribers'
premises into an advanced broadband home gateway.

About MainNet Communications Ltd.

MainNet Communications Ltd. is a leader in the Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL/PLC) market. Offering turn-key solutions based on it's
PLUS(TM) BPL/PLC system, MainNet enables broadband Internet access and the use of Smart Grid applications, over any electrical network. Founded in 1999, the company owns BPL/PLC-related intellectual properties (IP), is backed by strong equity investors, and is well placed for continued development of its unique technology.

MainNet offers flexible and customizable solutions that are based on its operational know-how, accumulated from more than 40 power and municipal utility service providers worldwide. MainNet has the largest commercial BPL deployments worldwide and is now taking important steps towards realizing the vision of Smart Intelligent Grids.

Source: MainNet Communications Ltd


Liora Bar,

marcomArt (MainNet Communications),

+972-9-741-5518 / +972-54-489-2185,

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