|[January 10, 2013]
Airband Communications Expands Fixed-Wireless Network to Orlando
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Communications, the largest fixed-wireless voice and data provider
for businesses in the U.S., today announced that it has expanded its
network operations to serve Orlando, a market where more than 450 hotels
have an insatiable appetite for high-quality and rapidly scalable
Internet access to meet the needs of conventions, business travelers and
In addition to serving Orlando's hospitality market, Airband's
fixed-wireless network will deliver high-quality voice and data services
to businesses, entertainment venues and other commercial locations such
as multi-tenant office buildings. To meet Orlando's strong demand for
voice and data services over Airband's fixed-wireless network, Airband
is selling services directly and indirectly through its agents and other
Airband's flexible operating philosophy and fixed-wireless network is
attractive to businesses, the hospitality industry in particular,
because Airband can deliver a dedicated circuit for a hotel's guest
Internet traffic and a separate circuit for special events, such as
Airband is already deploying data services to Orlando customers,
including a world-class resort with more than 2,000 guest rooms and
expansive meeting space that draws conventions andbusiness travelers
from across the globe. Initial orders for Airband's fixed-wireless data
services cover about 5,000 hotel rooms throughout Orlando, as well as
numerous standalone commercial businesses.
"Orlando hoteliers have grown tired of inadequate data service
experienced with the local phone and cable infrastructure because it's
vital that guests be satisfied with their high-speed Internet access,"
said Daman Wood, Airband's executive vice president of sales. "We
support hotels' back-office traffic and guest Internet access with
separate, highly scalable circuits so hotels can rapidly increase
bandwidth for short periods of time based on needs of guests and
conventions. This flexibility enhances the guest experience while
creating additional revenue opportunities for the property itself."
Airband's scalable fixed-wireless solution is significantly different
than wired "burstable" broadband offerings from phone or cable companies
where usage billing above the bandwidth threshold can be unpredictable.
With Airband, hotels control the amount of bandwidth that's available,
and when needed, they pay only for a specific increase in bandwidth,
therefore creating predictable data performance and a pre-determined
cost ceiling. Hospitality customers are not restricted to buying
services in T1 or DS3 increments, as Airband can provide services
ranging from 2 MB to GigE speeds.
The scalability of Airband's fixed-wireless network means it can
consistently meet increased customer demands for hosted applications,
including VoIP. In addition, because Airband's fixed-wireless network
bypasses the local phone and cable infrastructure, customers don't have
to worry about downtime that can be caused by cable cuts, wet wires or
Airband serves 17 markets across the U.S., including Atlanta; Austin;
Baltimore; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale; Fort Worth; Houston; Las Vegas; Los
Angeles; Miami; Orange (News - Alert) County, Calif.; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix;
San Antonio; San Diego and Washington, D.C.
Airband Communications (News - Alert), Inc. is the largest fixed-wireless voice and
data provider for businesses in the U.S. The company offers a
comprehensive portfolio of high-speed Internet access, point-to-point
data services, Voice over IP, security and other managed solutions -
delivered over one of the industry's most scalable last-mile networks.
Airband bypasses the local phone and cable companies to provide faster
provisioning intervals, immediate scalability and complete redundancy
for its customers. Thousands of businesses nationwide already count on
Airband for their broadband service. For more information, please visit www.airband.com.
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