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4G CARRIERS DEPLOYING HIGH CAPACITY NETWORKS TO SUPPORT BANDWIDTH-HUNGRY
SMARTPHONES AND INTERNET USERS
SAN DIEGO, CA - February 4, 2010 - E-Band Communications Corporation (E-Band), the leading manufacturer of ultra-high performance point-to-point wireless transmission systems, announced that the company achieved the number one position in the U.S. market for 70-80 GHz millimeter-wave systems, based on publicly available 2009 FCC license registration data. The company's millimeter-wave radios are used by telecoms as the backbone for their cellular broadband and backhaul networks. The radios are also used by businesses, hospitals, universities, government agencies and security providers to transmit data and digital video over several miles, without the expense and installation challenges of fiber optic systems.
"2009 turned out to be our break-out year, even in the middle of a recession," said Saul Umbrasas, Chief Marketing Officer for E-band Communications. "Our ultra-hi capacity backhaul solution is a key infrastructure component for the 4G WiMAX and LTE networks being deployed around the world. Adding bandwidth capacity for internet access and for devices such as the Apple iPhone, Google Android and RIM Blackberry is critical to ensuring customer satisfaction and retention for wireless carriers. In a robust and highly competitive market, which more than doubled from 2008, E-Band was able to gain market share from all competitors. We obtained a clear leadership position with almost 60% of the US market. And most significantly, the FCC registration database indicates that our unit volume was more than 50% above our nearest competitor. I'm extremely proud of our team and grateful for the confidence our customers are placing in us. Our products are carrying multiple gigabits of data traffic every second, twenty-four hours a day, in the most advanced 4G networks in the world."
The company also announced that it expanded its manufacturing capability in January, moving production into a new high-volume, state-of-the-art facility a few miles from its headquarters in San Diego, California. "Our customers demand up to 99.999% reliability and this ISO certified factory, with clean-room conditions and the most advanced manufacturing equipment and processes available, ensures that we continue to meet the quality and volume requirements needed to continue our leadership position in 2010 and beyond," added Mr. Umbrasas.
About E-Band Communications Corporation
E-Band Communications Corporation (E-Band) is a San Diego, California based firm that develops and markets ultra-high capacity Gigabit Ethernet wireless communications systems in the 70-80 GHz E-band spectrum. E-Band's "E-Link" family of products enable fiber-equivalent speeds over the air for backhaul of 4G mobile networks as well as supporting fiber extension and enterprise network connections. E-Band serves Mobile Network Operators, Telecommunications Service Providers, Enterprise and Government applications providers with the most cost efficient and cost effective wireless fiber alternative. E-Band's investors include Avalon Ventures, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Reliance ADA Group, ADC Telecommunications, Investec, Express Ventures, OpenAir Ventures and a top-three U.S. telecommunications carrier.