Austin, TX and Vancouver, Canada – October 8, 2003
– OnFiber, a leading provider of metro optical solutions, and fSONA
Communications, a leading provider of optical wireless solutions, announced
today their plans to offer customers solutions that include fSONA’s
SONAbeam™ optical wireless technology.
“OnFiber’s ability to respond to customer needs quickly is a
key component of our success. fSONA’s wireless solution is an important
tool for OnFiber in cases where we need to extend the network but cost or
geography prohibit the use of fiber infrastructures,” said Michael
Guess, chief operating officer of OnFiber. “In addition to being quick
and economical to deploy, SONAbeam’s optical wireless technology has
the bandwidth potential to maximize the benefits of OnFiber’s metro
fSONA’s optical wireless systems provides carrier-class availability
giving service providers like OnFiber a highly effective option to reliably
extend their network to remote customer locations. fSONA’s advanced
technology is virtually impossible to intercept making it secure to the
standards of government, military and corporate entities.
"Wireless solutions based on optical technology are able to transmit
at very high bandwidths – up to 2.5 Gbps– that exceed traditional
wireless capabilities making them ideal for extending high-speed fiber optic
networks.” says Theresa Carbonneau, president and chief executive
officer of fSONA. “OnFiber has established metro networks in key areas
that can be rapidly extended with fSONA’s solution for broadband access.
Working together, fSONA and OnFiber quickly respond to customer demands.”
About OnFiber Communications
OnFiber Communications, Inc., a leading provider of metro optical solutions,
owns and operates fiber optic networks in 14 major metropolitan areas nationwide
including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles,
New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle and
Washington D.C. The company delivers broadband connectivity services including
Optical Wavelength, SONET, and Ethernet to service provider and enterprise
customers. For more information about OnFiber please visit the Web site
at http://www.onfiber.com or call 1-866-ONFIBER.
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
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