Together with Quantum, we want to remind operators and WISPs that there is still plenty of funding available for broadband deployments, but the key to securing that funding is preparation. We're here to help in that preparation, before the Round Two deadline is even announced, to give organizations the head start they need to establish successful applications.
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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 5, 2009
Quantum Networks, LLC, (http://www.quantum-co.com ) a global WiMAX service and product provider for the wireless industry, and Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM), a leading manufacturer of end-to-end broadband wireless systems, announced today a partnership to offer a suite of services and products designed to help organizations prepare grant applications for the next round (Round Two) of federal stimulus funding. The partnership will allow rural operators and WISPs to purchase, design and deploy rural broadband networks efficiently and economically.
The partnership between Quantum and Proxim will effectively bridge the broadband service gap between rural and urban America, a service that mirrors the goal of President Obama's broadband stimulus initiative. The Obama administration allocated over $7 billion to improve broadband access in un-served and underserved U.S. regions under the American Recovery and Reform Act (ARRA). In June 2009, The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published the official criteria for applicants, inviting Internet service providers to offer advanced broadband in much-needed areas across the nation.
Though the Round One deadline to apply for stimulus grants passed on August 20, many organizations did not have enough time to successfully design a network and prepare their proposals before the deadline. Quantum and Proxim are joining forces to remind rural operators and WISPs that there is still hope for funding, as there will be both a Round Two and Round Three deadline, and funds will continue to be distributed through September 30, 2010. And though the future application deadlines have not been announced, the companies are advising organizations to begin preparations now so that they are prepared for the next deadline.
"We are excited to be working with Proxim Wireless, one of the leading manufacturers of wireless equipment. It gives us the ability to offer our rural clients one of the best equipment solutions in the marketplace," said Mr. Eytan Wiener, Chief Operating Officer of Quantum Networks. "Our relationship blends the core strengths of both companies, enabling us to offer a 'one-stop shop' for operators to deploy quickly, cost-effectively, and with great ease."
To cost-effectively deliver these rural broadband networks, Quantum will be selling, deploying and installing Proxim equipment to its client base both domestically and internationally.
As a result, Quantum utilizes wireless technologies like Proxim Wireless' Tsunami™ 8100 series- a recently announced line of products that provide both PtP wireless backhaul as well as point-to-multipoint (PtMP) solutions for cost-effectively delivering broadband to rural communities. Proxim's Tsunami 8100 products provide true 4G wireless capabilities, with performance of up to 600 Mbps at distances up to 70 kilometers (over 40 miles) with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality. And with Proxim's end-to-end wireless product portfolio, Quantum can deploy complete networks from wireless backhaul all the way to the delivery of access services.
"This partnership with Quantum is a natural fit, as Quantum is a leading provider of WiMAX services to the rural operator and WISP markets, and our end-to-end wireless solutions are ideal for enabling broadband service to be deployed in those markets cost-effectively," said Robb Henshaw, Director of Marketing for Proxim Wireless. "Together with Quantum, we want to remind operators and WISPs that there is still plenty of funding available for broadband deployments, but the key to securing that funding is preparation. We're here to help in that preparation, before the Round Two deadline is even announced, to give organizations the head start they need to establish successful applications."
For more information on the various broadband funding possibilities available, click here for a FREE download of Proxim's "Government Grant Resource Guide" under "Stimulus Resources": http://proxim.com/learn/library/whitepapers/.
"When targeting broadband stimulus funding, it is crucial to illustrate that you intend to utilize those fund in the most fiscally-responsible way possible while delivering necessary service levels," said Mr. Wiener. "Proxim's end-to-end wireless platform, and especially its new Tsunami 8100 products, provides an ideal combination of price and performance. As we continue to design and deploy rural broadband networks nationwide, we plan to utilize the Tsunami 8100 products extensively to deliver cost-effective broadband to the underserved."
About Proxim Wireless
Proxim Wireless Corporation (OTCQX: PRXM) is a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play of voice, video, data and mobility to all organizations today. Our systems enable a variety of wireless applications including Point-to-Point wireless backhaul, security and surveillance, VoIP, last mile access, and enterprise LAN connectivity. We have shipped more than 1.8 million wireless devices to more than 235,000 customers in over 65 countries worldwide. Proxim is ISO-9001 certified. Information about Proxim can be found at http://www.proxim.com. For investor relations information, e-mail email@example.com or call +1 413-584-1425.
About Quantum Networks, LLC
Quantum Networks, LLC (quantum-co.com]) is a worldwide WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) service and product provider for the wireless industry. The company is a leader in infrastructure build-out around the world by providing equipment, installation, feasibility studies, and maintenance. Quantum builds complete turnkey WiMAX systems from concept to execution by providing complete wireless end-to-end solutions. Quantum is a pioneer in WiMAX services by providing unique, high quality, and cost effective services for corporations, governments, municipalities, and business owners. Quantum Networks's management, field technicians, and WiMAX specialists have over 30 years of combined experience in the wireless space. For more information and equipment and services quote email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.993.5899.