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April 15, 2009

Vecima Signs Agreement with Telebec to Supply BWIN Base Stations

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Vecima Networks Inc., a provider of equipment supporting broadband access to cable, wireless and telephony networks, has signed an agreement with Télébec, a member of the Bell Aliant Regional Communications group, to supply broadband wireless Internet (BWIN) base stations and customer premise equipment.

Vecima’s (News - Alert) equipment uses existing cable infrastructure to support rural subscribers with high speed data and voice services over a wireless network. Officials say the company designed its Remote Rural Broadband System (RRBS) to specifically meet Télébec's needs throughout the Quebec region using radio spectrum recently made available by Industry Canada.

Company officials claim that the equipment has successfully passed extensive field trials and installation at customer sites is expected to begin immediately.

"We are seeing good strength in our wireless business, supported by this and other recent contract wins, and believe the growth will continue for our BWIN, WiMAX (News - Alert) and SDR radio platforms," said Dr. Surinder Kumar, chief executive and chairman, Vecima, in a statement. "Our design work on this product demonstrates our ability to develop customer-focused solutions and helps support our strategy to diversify revenue streams and balance OEM and direct customer sales."

Vecima officials say the BWIN wireless system builds on the powerful and cost effective DOCSIS standard for cable equipment and provides an excellent solution for high bandwidth wireless services reaching beyond the wired limits of a cable infrastructure.

Full carrier class performance is combined with easy installation and set-up for rapid deployment and quick return on investment. The equipment features fully weatherized units offering consistent performance and reliability in the harshest climates.

Vecima Networks in February announced that it had signed a multi-year engineering, supply and maintenance contract with a U.S.-based cable multiple system operator (Cable MSO) for a new cable network product in its growing Terrace product family for all-digital cable systems.

The new TerraceQAM product is designed to provide cable system operators with market leading technology delivering both High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) digital video streams in a secure format connecting directly to newer flat panel TVs, eliminating the need for an additional Digital Set Top Box.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard