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Vancouver, Canada – January 7, 2004 – fSONA Communications, a leader in Free Space Optics, today announced their participation in the Wireless Communications Association’s Tenth Annual Technical Symposium & Business Expo in San Jose, CA.

fSONA is proud to participate in a Symposium Keynote entitled, “FSO & Wi-Fi: Transforming Homeland Security & Military Zone Networks.” The Government Keynote will be delivered by Captain David Joseforsky and Captain Gil Garcia of the U.S. Marine Corps, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The Commercial Keynote will be by Ken Anderson, Senior Director, Technology, Bechtel Telecommunications. They will then join a panel that includes Michael Corcoran, Senior Vice President, fSONA Communications and David M. Britz, Principal Member Technical Staff, AT&T & Chair, FSO Alliance.

fSONA will also take part in a special evening event – “FSO for the Real World” - hosted by the FSO Alliance which will feature papers from a number of leading FSO vendors. Michael Jung, Director of Marketing will discuss new business models for FSO that utilize Gigabit Ethernet backbones to deliver a variety of high-speed services.

You are invited to stop by the fSONA exhibit at booth #414. The time for the keynote presentation is 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, the evening FSO event will take place from 6-9pm on Thursday, Jan. 22, both in the Fairmont Hotel’s Gold Room.


About the Wireless Communications Association:
Founded in 1988 and based in Washington, DC, the Wireless Communications Association (www.wcai.com) represents the wireless broadband industry worldwide, with nearly 300 member companies on six continents. Other featured speakers for January’s Symposium include Intel Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Communications Group Sean Maloney, Nextel Communications Executive Vice President & CTO Barry V. West, WiMAX Forum President Margaret LaBrecque and ETSI BRAN Chairman Dr. Friedrich Berndt. Major sponsors this year are Intel Corp.,
NextNet Wireless, Alvarion, Sprint and BellSouth. The upcoming show will have more than 50 exhibitors showcasing the industry’s latest technical innovations.


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 www.fsona.com or www.free-space-optics.org

Further Information
For more information about fSONA, SONAbeam or Free-Space Optical Wireless, please contact:

604-273-6333
media@fsona.com

fSONA and SONAbeam® are trademarks of fSONA Networks. All other trademarks are properties of their respective companies.