SONAbeam to Provide High-Speed Wireless Communications Systems Via
Vancouver, Canada - 23 January 2002 - fSONA Communications, an innovative
producer of the SONAbeam™ series of Free Space Optical (FSO) communications
systems, today announced that the State of Arizona Procurement Office has
selected fSONA's reseller partner CSG Wireless as its wireless supplier
The SONAbeam series of FSO
systems were selected as an integral part of CSG Wireless' successful contract
for the wireless communications equipment and services to the State of Arizona.
The contract allows public agencies from the State of Arizona to contract
direct with CSG Wireless for procuring wireless systems, engineering, installation
Free Space Optical networking allows businesses to solve last mile and metro
network bottlenecks with optical communications technology, effectively
offering high-capacity, low cost connections that are reliable and can be
"The SONAbeam Optical Wireless
systems are an excellent solution to our current connectivity challenges
with a solution that is affordable, quick to deploy and provides a first
step towards next generation networks," said Ken McLeod, CEO of CSG Wireless.
CGS is the official wireless contractor to the State of Arizona's government
"We are excited to be working closely with the State of Arizona and CSG
Wireless to provide a high-quality, low-cost broadband connectivity solution,"
commented fSONA President & CEO, Theresa Carbonneau. "Organizations such
as the State of Arizona have long sought a reliable, redundant solution
to the "last mile" problem. We're here to deliver."
According to a September 2001 report issued by The Strategis Group, users
of free space optical networks will reach over 800,000 by 2006, generating
over 2 billion dollars in revenue.
With an enviable reputation as the most durable and powerful products in
their class, fSONA's SONAbeam
products are used by carriers, ISPs and CLECs in the U.S., Canada, Europe,
Asia and Latin America.
About CSG Wireless
CSG Wireless Inc. is a wireless technology construction company specializing
in high-speed wireless communications systems. CSG Wireless installs high-speed
point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications systems for campus
environments or across the state. Our systems provide mission critical communications
to business, schools, hospitals and government agencies. Our wireless systems
and designs provide full turn-key implementations of wireless systems for
businesses wishing to link their facilities or for service providers who
need to extend wireless services to their clients.
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit www.fsona.com
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