Redline Communications Activates First Live WiMAX Wireless Connection in Canada

Redline Communications Activates First Live WiMAX Wireless Connection in Canada


Redline Communications has set up a WiMAX-based connection in Ontario, Canada to be used by Rogers Communications executives for a LIVE video broadcast that will be made as part of the Intel Developer Forum, which will take place in San Francisco on August 23, 2005.

“Rogers is an innovator in the use of advanced wireless technologies to improve communications services for Canadians,” according to David Robinson, Vice President, Business Implementation, Rogers Communications. “We believe that WiMAX-based products will enable us to extend our networks to more areas and to enhance our broadband Internet services.”

The WiMAX wireless connection is made possible through Redline’s RedMAX equipment, which also utilizes the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 WiMAX modem silicon.

Redline’s WiMAX solutions are developed to function in a variety of network designs and deployments, including point-to-point and point-to-multipoint, in urban and rural geographies. The RedMAX carrier class Base Station (AN-100U) can transmit various services, including video and VoIP and prioritized data traffic to the RedMAX indoor and outdoor subscriber units.

“WiMAX delivers the capabilities that major carriers worldwide are seeking for the next generation of broadband connectivity,” according to Keith Doucet, VP, Marketing and Product Management, Redline Communications. “Redline has worked closely with Intel to lead the development of WiMAX-based technologies. We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to showcase our RedMAX equipment to Rogers Communications and to Intel’s audiences at the Intel Developers Forum.”