All Press Releases for November 30, 2005

Simply Broadband Ltd selects Allgon Microwave for WiMAX Backhaul

The Allgon Microwave subsidiary of Advantech AMT has signed a deal with Simply Broadband Ltd to supply microwave network backhaul solutions for use in their new Swedish metropolitan network.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, November 30, 2005 - Advantech AMT, the manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial wireless communication equipment with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, is pleased to announce an agreement with Simply Broadband Ltd for the supply of Microwave Ethernet solutions through its Allgon Microwave AB subsidiary. Advantech AMT recently re-launched Allgon Microwave following a trade acquisition.

Simply Broadband Ltd is currently launching Wireless Broadband network services in Uppsala, Sweden's fourth largest metropolitan area. The network will cover the whole region with high-speed Mobile Internet access using a WiMAX based solution. Uppsala is the first network covered in Sweden by Simply Broadband Ltd, with more regions already in the planning stage.

Under the agreement between Advantech AMT and Simply Broadband Ltd, Advantech's Allgon Microwave AB, will be the exclusive supplier of Ethernet microwave radio communication solutions to Simply Broadband Ltd. This will include the unique Allgon Microwave Ethernet LAN-100 product for the network backhaul, as well as a management solution and services for management implementation in the Uppsala project.

"Though we know that many radio link products can be used initially, we are convinced that the Allgon Microwave true Ethernet solution offered by Advantech AMT, is the only one on the market to maintain low latency and flat throughput whilst we will put the network under load", states Eric Ford, Strategy Director and Co-Founder of Simply Broadband Ltd.

"Wireless mobile networks set the toughest demands on the quality of a backhaul in terms of jitter and latency. Our long experience with Ethernet backbones has made us implement unique Ethernet features in our Allgon Microwave solutions. In addition we offer built-in switch functionality and full Layer-2 quality of service. Thus, Allgon Microwave can offer the best solutions to meet the demands of a Wireless backbone", says Markus Engman, Sales Manager for Allgon Microwave of Advantech AMT.

Simply Broadband Ltd is using a WiMAX broadband access system, with Allgon Microwave links providing the backhaul to sites where no fibre is available. The product's internal network switch significantly reduces the need for additional external equipment at so-called tail sites.

Advantech AMT is a world-class designer and manufacturer of leading edge communication products for Satellite Ground Stations and Terrestrial Wireless Communications. Our equipment is used by both commercial and government customers to implement multimedia broadcast and telecommunication network systems. With offices in Canada, Europe and the U.S.A, Advantech AMT provides global product support expertise. The main products designed and manufactured by the company are Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA); Block-Up Converters (BUCs); frequency converters; modulators, demodulators and modems; broadband data networking systems; antenna tracking control systems; satellite terminals; point-to-point microwave links and other related sub-systems. Advantech is an ISO-9001:2000 certified organization.

To find out more about Advantech AMT and its Allgon Microwave subsidiary, please visit our website

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