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SONAbeam™ to Provide High-Speed Wireless Communications Systems Via CSG Wireless

Vancouver, Canada - 23 January 2002 - fSONA Communications, an innovative producer of the SONAbeam™ series of Free Space Optical (FSO) communications systems, today announced that the State of Arizona Procurement Office has selected fSONA's reseller partner CSG Wireless as its wireless supplier of choice.

The SONAbeam series of FSO systems were selected as an integral part of CSG Wireless' successful contract for the wireless communications equipment and services to the State of Arizona. The contract allows public agencies from the State of Arizona to contract direct with CSG Wireless for procuring wireless systems, engineering, installation and support.

Free Space Optical networking allows businesses to solve last mile and metro network bottlenecks with optical communications technology, effectively offering high-capacity, low cost connections that are reliable and can be rapidly deployed.

"The SONAbeam Optical Wireless systems are an excellent solution to our current connectivity challenges with a solution that is affordable, quick to deploy and provides a first step towards next generation networks," said Ken McLeod, CEO of CSG Wireless. CGS is the official wireless contractor to the State of Arizona's government agencies.

"We are excited to be working closely with the State of Arizona and CSG Wireless to provide a high-quality, low-cost broadband connectivity solution," commented fSONA President & CEO, Theresa Carbonneau. "Organizations such as the State of Arizona have long sought a reliable, redundant solution to the "last mile" problem. We're here to deliver."

According to a September 2001 report issued by The Strategis Group, users of free space optical networks will reach over 800,000 by 2006, generating over 2 billion dollars in revenue.

With an enviable reputation as the most durable and powerful products in their class, fSONA's SONAbeam products are used by carriers, ISPs and CLECs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

About CSG Wireless

CSG Wireless Inc. is a wireless technology construction company specializing in high-speed wireless communications systems. CSG Wireless installs high-speed point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications systems for campus environments or across the state. Our systems provide mission critical communications to business, schools, hospitals and government agencies. Our wireless systems and designs provide full turn-key implementations of wireless systems for businesses wishing to link their facilities or for service providers who need to extend wireless services to their clients.

About fSONA
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam™ family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit or

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