Bruce Sanguinetti, President and CEO of NeoReach Wireless, said, “We chose Pronto because of the company’s leadership in the municipal wireless broadband space and its demonstrated success in numerous citywide deployments. Pronto’s system provides us with the flexibility and richness of features that we need to deliver valuable, long-term solutions for the large-scale, metropolitan Wi-Fi market. We look forward to working with Pronto Networks as we continue to expand our footprint of municipal mesh networks throughout the United States.”
Pronto’s UniFi Managed Services is a hosted service, enabling operators to rapidly deploy large-scale networks by initially outsourcing back-office functions to Pronto’s experienced operations team. The service is based on Pronto’s leading UniFi OSS Platform, providing critical back-office and service control functions such as user registration, secure authentication, subscriber management, flexible billing, customer portal customization and remote network management. Pronto’s UniFi Managed Services allows operators to focus on building their networks upfront and eventually transfer the operations in-house once sustained growth has been achieved.
Jasbir Singh, President and CEO of Pronto Networks, said, “NeoReach has an impressive track record in winning high-profile, municipal broadband deployments. We’re pleased that NeoReach has selected us as a partner and we look forward to rolling out citywide Wi-Fi deployments together in the future.”
NeoReach Wireless currently has three announced municipal deployments underway, including Tempe, Ariz., Chandler, Ariz. and Sacramento, Calif. All deployments are marketed under the brand name WazMetro (Waz stands for “wireless access zones”). The Tempe 40-square mile network, referred to as WazTempe, is being deployed in five stages and is targeted for completion in February 2006. The network infrastructure will consist of approximately 400 antenna and radio units deployed on streetlights and buildings throughout the city, which will channel traffic through Pronto’s UniFi Service Gateway to Pronto’s UniFi OSS Platform operated from a remote data center. Pronto’s UniFi Service Gateway provides user-level bandwidth management and access control. The Chandler and Sacramento deployments are currently in pilot phase and are expected to eventually deliver nearly ubiquitous coverage to both cities.
About Pronto Networks
Pronto Networks, based in Pleasanton, Calif., provides a carrier-class operations support system (OSS) that enables service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively provision, deploy and manage large-scale, broadband wireless networks. The company’s core software product, UniFi OSS Platform, handles provisioning, multiple authentication options, subscriber management, captive portal customization, prepaid and post-paid billing, customer care, remote network management and roaming settlement. It also serves as a flexible platform for delivering next-generation services. Pronto Networks is funded by BV Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Intel Communications Fund. Pronto Networks was recently named to theAlwaysOn List of Top 100 Private Companies for the third consecutive year. In 2003, the company receivedWired Magazine’s Top 25 Wi-Fi Companies to Watch and Computerworld’s Innovative Technology Awards. For more information about Pronto Networks, visit www.prontonetworks.com.
About NeoReach Wireless
NeoReach Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of MobilePro Corp., is a wireless technology and broadband telecommunications company focused on the deployment of wide-area Wi-Fi and pre-WiMAX networks. NeoReach owns and operates these networks in conjunction with joint partnerships with government municipalities and private-sector relationships. For more information on NeoReach Wireless, visit www.neoreach.com or contact Karrie Rockwell at (480) 736-2926.
About MobilePro Corp.
MobilePro Corp. is one of North America’s leading wireless broadband companies, serving over 20,000 wireless broadband customers through its subsidiaries NeoReach Wireless and Kite Broadband. The company, based in Bethesda, Md., is focused on creating shareholder value by acquiring and growing profitable telecommunications companies, developing innovative wireless technologies and forging strategic alliances with well-positioned companies in complementary product lines and industries. MobilePro serves over 200,000 total customers throughout the United States, primarily through its CloseCall America, American Fiber Network, Kite Broadband and Nationwide Internet subsidiaries.
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