Mesa Networks, Inc. Strategically Aligns with Bod Wireless, Inc.

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Bod Wireless, Inc., today announced it has established a strategic long term relationship with one of the largest Wireless ISPs in North America, Mesa Networks, Inc.

Bod Wireless, Inc, today announced it has agreed to provide last mile and middle mile services for Mesa Networks in Colorado. Bod Wireless, Inc. provides WIMAX installation services as well as last mile and middle mile network services for WISP, municipalities and businesses. Bod has over 60 Points of Presence (POPs) located in 28 states across the United States in a fully integrated network with over 650 microwave tower site locations owned directly or through strategic alliance agreements. Bod provides connectivity and end to end solutions from Tier 1 cities out to underserved secondary and tertiary markets for its’ parent Corporation Corban Networks, Inc.

Mesa Networks will begin by deploying its network into the Bod data center facilities in Colorado Springs and into strategic Bod/Corban towers across Colorado.    Bod/Corban, will utilize the experience of Mesa to develop a scalable WISP/Municipal OSS. Mesa will continue to deploy its best of breed fixed Motorola Canopy equipment while Bod/Corban prepares for a nationwide point to multipoint WIMAX wireless extension from each of its’ 650 towers.

"Mesa Networks has done some heavy lifting to build their WISP. They are considered as the “best of breed” in Colorado”, said Hill Branscomb, Sr. VP of Corban Networks. As we begin to convert customers along our network, we need companies which will support our deployment into the part of America which does not receive broadband ISP service. Todd Bergstom, CEO of Mesa Networks, Inc. said “that by deploying into the Bod Network we can turn our attention to our field deployment and spend less time building network backbone and related infrastructure.”

It is currently estimated that 30 million business travelers carry portable computers. However, the estimate for the number of portable computers that connect to the Internet wirelessly is that only about 2 million, leaving growth potential of 28 million existing portable computer users. By 2005 portable computer usage is expected to double to 60 million users. That leaves 58 million portable computers that could potentially want wireless Internet access between now and 2005.

Based upon the technical expectations of WIMAX, the effective wireless coverage of the fully deployed Bod Wireless extension of the Corban tower network is 3,267,160 square miles and will reach 57.5 million households in rural America.


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