April 15, 2004 San Diego, CA, and Singapore -- LightPointe, designer and manufacturer of optical wireless products based on free-space optics (FSO) technology, has been selected by MobileOne (M1) to provide connectivity for new and existing networks.
M1, a major mobile wireless service provider in the Asia-Pacific region, is deploying LightPointe products in lieu of traditional wireless microwave radio or land-based wired infrastructure such as copper or fiber-optic cable. The connectivity is necessary to provide network coverage for voice and data traffic for the growing base of subscribers, report M1 representatives. LightPointe was selected as M1's optical wireless vendor in a tender with participation of various FSO vendors.
"This agreement with M1 underscores the need for optical wireless solutions in several growth markets, including mobile wireless networks where enhanced services are being offered and require higher bandwidth," explains John Griffin, LightPointe president and CEO. "Our optical wireless solutions allow mobile operators to expand services and coverage at significantly lower operational costs than traditional leased lines or fiber-optic cable."
M1 is the second carrier in Singapore to be awarded with a mobile license. LightPointe products are also installed in the networks of major U.S., European and Chinese service providers, as well as enterprise customers in 60 countries.
M1 installed LightPointe's FlightSpectrum for its network builds. The FlightSpectrum uses four redundant beam paths to send and receive data, voice, or video communications between two points.
"With LightPointe products, M1 has now installed one of the largest optical wireless networks in Asia," contends Patrick Michael Scodeller, M1's chief technical officer. "FlightSpectrum's optical bandwidth, high performance, and attractive price points ensure that M1 provides the highest customer satisfaction and improved ROI for the rollout of 3G networks."
LightPointe offers a portfolio of optical wireless equipment with bandwidth from 10 Mbits/sec to 2.5 Gbits for both service provider and enterprise customers. LightPointe optical wireless solutions provide a flexible and scalable backhaul alternative for the growing bandwidth needs of next-generation mobile networks. LightPointe optical wireless products are protocol transparent and seamlessly integrate into existing service provider networks.