Harris Stratex Networks Providing an all-IP Transport Solution for Malaysia's iZZinet Major Base Station Network Roll-out
Research Triangle Park, NC – January 21, 2008 – Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTX), the leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless transmission solutions, today announced that iZZinet Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s iBurst® operator has selected Harris Stratex’ Eclipse™ radios for its nationwide wireless broadband network roll-out program.
Formerly known as MoBif Wireless Broadband, iZZinet is the first iBurst operator in the ASEAN region. The company is in the process of adding more than 100 base stations throughout Malaysia to support its rapidly expanding iBurst wireless broadband network. Harris Stratex Networks worked with iZZinet engineers to design the network around an Eclipse all-IP core, with all radio links transporting wireless Carrier-grade Ethernet services. This network evolution provides significant costs savings by removing the need for additional equipment, such as external Ethernet switches in the transport network. The Eclipse radios provide native Ethernet capabilities and the compact nodal configuration allows operators to aggregate and concentrate traffic without the need for additional equipment, reducing the complexity of network deployments.
The iBurst base station technology is adopted in IEEE802.20 for next generation wireless broadband access, has high spectrum usage efficiency and is commercially proven. “Harris Stratex Networks is providing us with a cost-effective and highly integrated solution. We plan to expand our iBurst network to service areas in major cities in Malaysia during 2008,” said an iZZinet spokesperson.
“iZZinet is one of the most innovative wireless broadband suppliers in Asia. We are pleased to be providing Eclipse radios for network backhaul transport as they proceed with their buildout of a rapid nationwide expansion of broadband services throughout Malaysia,” said Raj Kumar, vice president, Asia Pacific Sales and Services, Harris Stratex Networks. “Utilizing our extensive Singapore-based engineering capabilities, we supplied the optimum solution in terms of performance and cost, based on our suite of Eclipse wireless Carrier Ethernet products.”
iZZinet Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia in May 2006 as a private limited company to introduce and provide a new alternative mobile wireless broadband service to the Malaysia public, employing the iBurst technology, which has proven successful in countries such as Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada, Norway and Lebanon since early 2004.
iZZinet was awarded the operating licenses of Network Facilities Provider (NFP) and Network Services Provider (NSP) by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in March 2007. Since October 2007, iZZinet has been offering iBurst wireless broadband communication services to an area covering approximately 80 percent of the metro Klang Valley, home to about 4.5 million people in and around Kuala Lumpur. After South Africa’s Wireless Business Solutions, iZZinet is the second largest iBurst operator in the world. iBurst provides many of the features and performance offered by the WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) standard. More information about iZZinet can be found at http://www.izzi.com.my/company.php
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Harris Stratex Networks is the world’s leading independent supplier of turnkey wireless network solutions. The company offers reliable, flexible and scalable wireless network solutions, backed by comprehensive professional services and support. Harris Stratex Networks serves all global markets, including mobile network operators, public safety agencies, private network operators, utility and transportation companies, government agencies and broadcasters. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Harris Stratex Networks to build, expand and upgrade their voice, data and video solutions. Harris Stratex Networks is recognized around the world for innovative, best-in-class wireless networking solutions and services. For more information, visit www.HarrisStratex.com.
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