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DR Telecom Selects RoamAD for Countrywide Wi-Fi

DR Telecom Selects RoamAD for Countrywide Wi-Fi Roll-Out

DR Telecom deploying RoamAD citywide Wi-Fi networks throughout the Dominican Republic starting in the capital Santo Domingo

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND—24 October 2006—RoamAD, supplier of the most flexible and scalable next-generation converged wireless networks, today announced that DR Telecom has selected RoamAD’s quad-band multi-radio solution for its multi-city deployment of metro Wi-Fi networks.

DR Telecom has commenced the first phase of its network deployment in Santo Domingo and will deploy multi-spectrum, multi-radio nodes powered by RoamAD’s highly-flexible wireless networking platform.

“RoamAD is excited to work with DR Telecom to unwire the Dominican Republic,” said Martyn Levy, RoamAD’s CEO. “This is the first step in a large project to deliver next generation voice and data services to the country,” he added.

The first phase of the Santo Domingo network is scheduled for launch in February 2007 when DR Telecom will offer fixed and mobile voice and broadband data services on a pre-paid basis. The network will also be used for other applications including video surveillance.

“After a long period of due diligence, which included assessment of a number of vendors’ products, DR Telecom selected RoamAD’s platform due to its flexibility, upgradeability, and high-performance,” said Felix Rosario, Vice-President, DR Telecom. “We look forward to working with RoamAD to roll out voice and broadband data services across the Dominican Republic,” added Rosario.

The full network roll-out will include providing coverage to the dense residential and business districts of all major cities in the Dominican Republic (representing 59% of the urban population (1,170,000 homes passed)).


About RoamAD

New Zealand-based RoamAD supplies next-generation converged wireless networks for the metro Wi-Fi and 4.9 GHz public safety markets. RoamAD networks are unmatched in flexibility, technical functionality and economics. RoamAD's platform supports any combination of 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz in a four-radio wireless node configuration. Future software releases will enable support for 3.5 GHz and WiMAX. RoamAD networks are remotely upgradeable and optimized to support mobile broadband data and mobile VoIP/VoWiFi. RoamAD is a trademark of RoamAD Holdings Limited. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). For more information see www.roamad.com or contact press@roamad.com.

About DR Telecom

DR Telecom, Inc. is Dominican Republic’s newest full service wireless Internet service provider. DR Telecom is deploying a nationwide network of metro Wi-Fi networks in the Dominican Republic. DR Telecom will offer its customers pre-pay fixed and mobile voice and data services with various rate plans. DR Telecom was founded by Roberto Luis Jiménez Collie, a pioneer of the cable TV industry and former CEO of Aster, the Dominican Republic’s largest cable TV operator (with over 220,000 subs). Roberto Jimenez and the management privately hold the company. For more information, see: www.drtelecom.net.


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