|[January 07, 2013]
Alvarion Helps ASTAC Provide Connectivity Services to Remote Workers and Rural Communities in Alaska
TEL AVIV, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR), a global provider of optimized
wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and
capacity challenges of public and private networks, today announced that Arctic
Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC), a member-owned
telephone utility cooperative providing telecommunications services,
selected Alvarion's (News - Alert) wireless broadband Wi-Fi equipment to provide
connectivity to workers and residents across the North Slope region of
"Wireless broadband is critical to the well-being and morale of remote
workers and residents in the rural communities we serve. Alvarion's
solution has changed the way we deliver Internet services," said Jens
Laipenieks, Manager of Sales and Business Development, ASTAC. "Even
when the arctic winds blow and temperatures drop well below zero, we
know that Alvarion's equipment will hold up to ensure our users stay
online and connected 24-7."
ASTAC provides local and long distance service, Internet, wireless and
data services across a road-less, remote arctic area of more than 90,000
square miles. Additionally, ASTAC is a provider of pay-per-use Wi-Fi to
allow video, voice and data applications at the region's petroleum
industry exploration and production camps located in the Deadhorse-Prudhoe
Bay region. These modular and mobile camps make implementing
traditional fixed-line solutions particularly costly, labor intensive
and impractical given modular design and regular facility relocation.
To support these roving exploration and production camps, ASTAC selected
solution to deliver the wireless broadband connectivity necessary,
while remaining flexible, cost-effective, and rugged enough to meet the
unique needs of the arctic environment. Alvarion's general market Wi-Fi
offering includes advanced carrier-grade, wireless broadband base
stations operating in the 2.4 and 5 GHz unlicensed bands using spatially
adaptive Beamforming technology and interference mitigation algorithms
to provide optimal connectivity, extended range, increased capacity,
indoor penetration and uniform coverage. With this technology, ASTAC is
able to deploy fewer access points in each camp, significantly reducing
the labor costs and cabling associated with installations in such
intense environmental conditions.
"Serving the oil and gas indusry in Alaska is just one example of how
Alvarion's technology can be applied to help improve connectivity
reliability and save overall wireless deployment and operation costs,"
said Chris Daniels, Vice President of Sales, North America, Alvarion.
"In a region of Alaska that truckers can only access in the winter via
ice roads, providing reliable solutions plays a critical role in helping
the workers and business to communicate and thrive."
Using Alvarion's equipment, ASTAC is also exploring new service
capabilities for its consumer and business customers such as managed
services and Wi-Fi offloading.
Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative, Inc (ASTAC) is a
member-owned telephone utility cooperative providing telecommunication
services to the residents of the North Slope region of Alaska. ASTAC
provides local, long distance, internet, wireless voice and data
services, and 700 MHz licensed spectrum providing reliable connectivity
off the wired network. (www.astac.net)
Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALVR) provides optimized wireless broadband
solutions addressing the connectivity, coverage and capacity challenges
of telecom operators, smart cities, security, and enterprise customers.
Our innovative solutions are based on multiple technologies across
licensed and unlicensed spectrums. (www.alvarion.com)
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