Chennai, July 29 (ANI/Business Wire India): Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ National Market: SIFY), a leader in consumer, Internet and Enterprise Services in India with global delivery capabilities, today announced that Sify has selected Redline's WiMAX Forum CertifiedT RedMAX products for its multi-city WiMAX network in India.
Sify has deployed Redline's RedMAX products in Delhi and Mumbai with the capacity to deliver business-class Internet services to enterprise users. Sify has also begun its WiMAX network expansion to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. The initial WiMAX network deployment in these regions is scheduled for completion in 2008.
"The launch of our WiMAX services in these five cities will further our mission of being an enabler and catalyst of the Internet for positive change in India," said Arvind Mathur, Chief Architect, Sify Technologies Limited.
"Redline's proven WiMAX technologies and reliable high-speed connections with the ability to support hundreds of users per base station will ensure we deliver reliable, standards-driven, managed last mile solutions to enterprise customers that support business critical applications over Sify's IP-MPLS network. Redline's solutions meet the stringent requirements of our customers who include major banks, retailers, manufacturers and other enterprises that require the highest levels of performance, reliability and security for their communications networks," he added.
Sify selected Redline's 3.3 - 3.4 GHz RedMAX products after a rigorous three-month evaluation process that included a number of broadband wireless solutions. The criteria for WiMAX equipment selection included WiMAX Forum CertificationT, high subscriber capacity, support for Service Level Agreements, security, ease of installation and cost-effectiveness.
"Sify is recognized as a pioneer in wireless and corporate networking in India, with an innovative and successful model for offering communications services," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications Inc.
"With its professional approach to its network and business models, Sify is well positioned to meet its expansion targets with RedMAX," he added.
Redline's RedMAXT Family
Redline's RedMAXT family of WiMAX solutions includes the world's first complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum CertifiedT mark for conformance to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability.
Redline's carrier-class RedMAXT Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also include the RedMAXT Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential services.
RedMAX 4CT Mobile WiMAX
The RedMAX 4CT, which is based on the WiMAX industry's 802.16e-2005 standards for mobile WiMAX, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and mobile wireless services including support Voice and Video over IP, broadband Internet access used to support highly valued education, medical, transportation and municipal applications, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other advanced communications services.
The RedMAX 4CT Mobile WiMAX platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model.