Deployment Underway to Build Backhaul Networks for Wireless Carriers
HERNDON, VA - December 10, 2007 - Nextlink Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of carrier-grade, alternative access solutions with fixed wireless spectrum covering 75 major metropolitan markets, today announced an agreement to use Ericsson's microwave radio transmission solutions and professional services to support the build out of mobile backhaul networks in the United States.
Under the terms of the agreement, Nextlink will utilize Ericsson's MINI-LINK Traffic Node microwave transmission platform as it deploys services for its wholesale mobile wireless and wireline communications service provider customers. The agreement also includes a complete set of services from Ericsson including installation, integration and hardware support.
Ericsson's MINI-LINK solution will provide Nextlink with efficient traffic aggregation and scalable capacity to support the requirements of both large and small carrier customers. The solution is capable of supporting broadband wireless links at speeds from 6 Mbps from 155 Mbps. In addition, the solution will enable Nextlink to optimize its network by using a single antenna to support multiple wireless data transmission paths.
"We have chosen Ericsson as a partner due to their ability to scale to meet the requirements of a wide range of customers as we build and expand our networks," said Robert Beran, president and CEO of Nextlink.
Angel Ruiz, president and CEO of Ericsson, Inc, said: "We are very excited to be working with Nextlink on this initiative. Our two companies bring together a combination of vision, experience, and capabilities to deliver high quality transport solutions to the fast growing wireless backhaul market,"
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at www.ericsson.com.
Nextlink, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), provides alternative access, backhaul and diverse network solutions and services for the carrier, business and government markets. As one of the nation's largest holders of fixed wireless spectrum, Nextlink delivers high-quality, carrier-grade broadband wireless solutions that scale to meet the demands of today's converged world of communications - supporting next-generation mobile and wireline voice, data and video applications. For more information, visit nextlink.com.
John Grady / Nextlink
Kathy Egan Wummer / Ericsson