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CI-Net: Newmarket businesses to get new high speed WiMAX-ready fixed wireless Internet service; Newmarket to receive high bandwidth wireless Internet service from CI-Net
[November 05, 2008]

CI-Net: Newmarket businesses to get new high speed WiMAX-ready fixed wireless Internet service; Newmarket to receive high bandwidth wireless Internet service from CI-Net

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)

Newmarketin Suffolk is to get a new service that beams high performance
Internet connectivity to businesses in the area using WiMAX-ready fixed
wireless radio signals.

CI-Net's RedKite ‘leased line in the sky' service will offer businesses
2-100 MB/per second uncontended, symmetric Internet connections
delivered by a wireless base station that will transmit point-to-point
wireless signals in a radius of up to 10 km.

RedKite antennas fixed outside subscribers' buildings will pick up the
signals allowing bandwidth to be transferred directly to their Local
Area Networks via standard Ethernet connections.

"We're providing an affordable alternative to conventional leased line
Internet connections which are expensive to deliver in relatively rural
areas such as Newmarketwhere large distances need to be dug up to lay
cable," said Graham Mclean, MD of fully managed wide area networks,
hosting and internet solutions company, CI-Net.

"Firms who can't afford a leased line often tend to settle for slower
ADSL broadband which puts added pressure on the broadband network in
the area. This, coupled with the sheer distances between susbcribers'
buildings and their nearest operator exchange in rural areas means
broadband can be more problematic with a greater chance of outages."

RedKite is delivered using wireless equipment from Redline
Communications running at 5.8 MHz. The service, which is due to be
launched in Newmarketin the New Year, is already available in ten
UKlocations including parts of London, Birmingham, Oxford, Harwell and
Hemel Hempstead.

"Some businesses choose RedKite as an additional connection alongside
their wired service with automatic load balancing and failover. By
having your wired service backed up by a separate wireless service you
can build in true resilience and business continuity," said Mclean.

The RedKite service provides 99.9 per cent availability backed by a
Service Level Agreement (SLA) that gives customers service credits if
CI-Net fails to meet this performance.

About CI-Net

Over 2,000 UKorganisations rely on CI-Net's secure, resilient, managed
wide area networks (WANs). These organisations choose CI-Net to manage
their WAN because of the flexibility and comprehensive services we
offer, the unrivalled quality and resilience of our network and our
unparalleled reputation for innovation and customer support. Working
closely with customers to understand specific requirements, CI-Net
builds and supports solutions crafted from an extensive portfolio of
connectivity solutions, security and optimisation products plus web and
professional services to support a huge variety of on-line and
e-business activities. CI-Net enables businesses of all sizes to
communicate better with their customers, suppliers, partners, home
workers, branch offices, temporary sites and mobile workers - no matter
what the circumstances.

CI-Net was formally called Community Internet plc.

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