Award-Winning Wireless Broadband Operator, Wisper ISP, Partners with Telrad Networks for Major Expansion

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Telrad’s BreezeCOMPACT Solves NLOS Issues and Provides Foundation for Wisper’s Ambitious Future

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"Telrad is the answer to a five year search for a NLOS solution that is both reliable and has the capacity needed to keep up with present and future bandwidth demands."

Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative 4G wireless and telecom solutions, announced that Wisper ISP, one of the nation's largest Wireless Internet Service Providers, has signed a $2.3 million dollar Master Purchase Agreement. The partnership will allow Wisper to deploy LTE technology in the 2.5 and 3.65 GHz frequency bands in the Greater St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas.

A staggering 50% of customers inquiring about Wisper’s service could not be installed due to Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) issues. Also, about 70% of their service calls were due to 900 MHz interference or trying to make 2.4GHz achieve NLOS coverage. “Telrad is the answer to a five year search for a NLOS solution that is both reliable and has the capacity needed to keep up with present and future bandwidth demands,” said Wisper CEO, Nathan Stooke, “Telrad’s products effectively address these NLOS issues, which had hampered the company’s ability to grow organically in areas with heavy foliage.”

After beta testing several companies’ equipment, Wisper determined that Telrad’s Breeze COMPACT solution demonstrated the most dramatic improvement in network performance and connectivity because of its advanced antenna features, such as 4x4 MIMO and high sensitivity. “Wisper is arguably the most discerning of operators in the U.S., with a management focus on data measurement, quality of service and outcomes,” said Chris Daniels, General Manager of North America for Telrad. “Earning an agreement of this magnitude with one of the industry’s leading WISPs makes a statement about both Telrad as a team and Breeze COMPACT as a solution.” The product’s Software-Defined Radio platform will allow the company to scale its growth without a hardware replacement, and take advantage of LTE's expanding capabilities over time.

About Wisper ISP
Wisper ISP is a leading provider of Wireless Internet and VoIP services, serving over 8,000 business and residential customers in the Greater St. Louis and Southern Illinois areas. Named one of The Top 20 Small Businesses in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly 2014, Wisper prides itself on its superb 96% customer satisfaction rating. (http://www.wisperisp.com)

About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 280 4G deployments in 100 countries. In 2013, Telrad acquired the Alvarion BWA division, inheriting the BreezeMAX and BreezeCOMPACT product suites, as well as an extensive BWA customer base. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (http://www.telrad.com)

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