BelAir Networks and Siemens Networks Team to Deliver Best-of-Breed Broadband Wireless Mesh and WiMAX Solutions
Siemens now offers BelAir Networks industry-leading mobile broadband mesh products as part of their mobile networking product line
Boston, Oct 11, 2006 - BelAir Networks (Booth #213) and Siemens Networks LLC (Booth #312) today announced a worldwide agreement enabling Siemens to market and sell BelAir Networks products globally under the Siemens brand as part of its mobile networking portfolio. The companies have already teamed on several projects for leading cable and cellular operators, focused on both WiMAX mesh deployments and cellular backhaul.
“We are pleased to work with BelAir Networks to deliver complete broadband WiMAX and Wi-Fi mesh solutions to our cable, cellular, and other service provider customers,” said Joerg Lippert, senior vice president and general manager of Mobile Networks, Siemens Networks. “The BelAir family of products gives network operators a proven, carrier-grade solution that can deliver the broadband services their customers expect from next generation wireless networks.”
Siemens offers a comprehensive suite of products and services to leverage service providers’ existing assets to deliver converged wireless solutions. Siemens Broadband wireless solution includes the Siemens Wireless Integration @vantage (WI@), featuring web portal management, voucher management, access control, authentication and accounting. WI@, along with BelAir’s Mesh radio and Siemens suite of professional services, enables service providers to design, build and maintain a wireless network, integrating within the existing core solutions, allowing roaming and access network sharing.
With solutions targeted at service providers, cable operators, and mobile network operators, the addition of the BelAir Networks mobile broadband wireless mesh portfolio along with Siemens end-to-end capability and complete portfolio of wired, wireless, Core and IMS products enables Siemens to deliver a new wireless access alternative to its converged solutions for data and voice services.
“Siemens is certainly one of the world’s most experienced end-to-end solution providers and we have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with them on a number of industry-leading deployments,” said Bernard Herscovich, President and CEO, BelAir Networks. “Working with Siemens enables BelAir Networks to address the increasing global demand for carrier-grade mobile broadband mesh networks, and extend our leadership in that market.”
BelAir Networks comprehensive product portfolio delivers high performance, cost effective, flexible deployment options and a migration path to future technologies. Supporting WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and 4.9 GHz Public Safety, the portfolio includes the flagship four-radio BelAir200 Wireless Multi-service Switch Router, the dual-radio BelAir100 Multi-service Node, the BelAir100C Multi-service Node featuring point-to-multipoint backhaul, the BelAir100S, targeted at cable operators, the single-radio BelAir50C and BelAir50S, and the six-radio BelAir300 Converged Multi-service Wireless Node, all seamlessly managed by the BelAir BelView Network Management System.
About BelAir Networks
BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, mobile wireless broadband mesh networking solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. The company teams with world-class global partners to deploy proven, cost-effective wireless broadband mesh networks. BelAir’s wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for municipal wireless broadband deployments of Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 3G Cellular networks. Built specifically for outdoor-in deployments, BelAir Networks’ patented solution delivers the lowest cost per user and deploys in days, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, and campuses. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company. For more info, visit www.belairnetworks.com.
About Siemens Networks LLC
Siemens Networks LLC* engages in a dialog with its customers to create trendsetting communications solutions that help network operators and service providers achieve their business goals. Siemens Networks contributes its innovative strength, worldwide experience and unsurpassed implementation expertise in all areas of voice and data communications. As an innovation leader, Siemens Networks delivers customer value today and prepares customers for tomorrow with trendsetting solutions. Siemens Networks is a fully-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG and operates in about 100 countries. More about Siemens Networks at www.siemens.com/networks.
*Siemens Networks will merge into a 50-50 joint venture with the Nokia Networks Business Group, creating a telecommunications powerhouse that will be called Nokia Siemens Networks. The new company will be a global communications leader with strong positions in important growth segments of the fixed and mobile network infrastructure and services, featuring a world-class fixed-mobile convergence capability. The new company Nokia Siemens Networks is expected to start operations by January 1, 2007, subject to customary regulatory approvals, the completion of standard closing conditions, and the agreement of a number of detailed implementation steps.
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