MAY 10, 2007 -- ERF Wireless, provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, has entered into an agreement with the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, to provide a complete Fiber-to-the-Home (search for FTTH) voice, video, and data system for the entire development, including the private club and multi-million dollar homes in this exclusive, gated community.
The specific financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the $2,000,000-plus initial design and development phase already is underway, with completion projected by the end of this summer. Contracts for follow-on maintenance and operational support phases also are being developed and are expected to generate additional recurring revenues to ERF Wireless over a multi-year time period.
"We started looking at possible international wireless projects last year and found that a number of broadband projects that had wireless content also required the bandwidth of fiber to deliver the full triple-play complement of VoIP telephone, IPTV video and Internet data in the typical FTTH fashion," explains Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless. "We realized that in order to capture the wireless component of these jobs, we would have to either partner with other companies to provide the remainder of the overall network or provide the capability ourselves. Since a number of our key personnel have extensive triple-play FTTH experience, we decided to set up a new triple-play FTTH group within ERF Wireless. This group has been fully operational since late last year."
The addition of triple-play FTTH, including IPTV, is a perfect complement to the company's existing wireless products and should generate exceptional revenue and profit opportunities, adds Cubley. "While the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club project is our first win in the FTTH market, there are several similar projects currently in the company's sights," he confirms. "We've also partnered with an excellent major subcontractor, X-Analog Communications, which is experienced in international projects and will be providing certain key components of these projects, including the satellite head-end functionality."
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