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Washington, DC, July 2, 2003 – fSONA Communications, a leading wireless broadband solution provider has been elected to a leadership position within the Wireless Communications Association (WCA), the association announced on the eve of WCA 2003, its sixteenth annual convention.

Elected to the WCA Board of Directors was fSONA President and CEO Theresa Carbonneau previously of BC and British Telecom. “fSONA’s election is a well-deserved honor, and benefits all members of the wireless broadband industry,” commented WCA President Andrew Kreig. “As a member, fSONA has long worked to educate and integrate Free Space Optics into the WCA and has for some time chaired the Free Space Optical Alliance, which is now affiliated with the WCA.”

At WCA 2003, fSONA and its CEO will be featured in a panel discussion on Wednesday, July 9 entitled, “Successful Progressive Networks For Rural or Disadvantaged Communities: Improving Wi-Fi With FSO Connections.” The 2:20 p.m. panel includes Stratex Networks Director of North American Sales Randy Jenkins and Courtney Anderson, who is the Community Development Administrator for the Virginia Main Street Program within the State of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Formerly, she was consultant to The Flax Trust in Ireland, which used fSONA’s FSO technologies to deliver broadband to underserved rural populations in a way that can be a model for similar projects elsewhere.

About the Wireless Communications Association
WCA is the trade association of the wireless broadband industry. Charting fixed, portable or mobile strategies for spectrum from below 2 GHz to beyond 100 GHz (including FSO), WCA (www.wcai.com) and its License Exempt Alliance have been active in virtually every major FCC proceeding relating to wireless broadband spectrum, as well as many comparable proceedings elsewhere worldwide.

Wireless Communications Association International
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 810
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-452-7823; Fax: 202-452-0041
Website: www.wcai.com

Contact: Sonu Kori
Communications Coordinator
Tel: 202-452-7823
E-mail: sonu@wcai.com

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.