Providing to Greek system integrator Raycap an innovative broadband wireless solution for OTE deployment
TEL AVIV, Israel, September 11, 2013 – Telrad Networks, a global provider of wireless telecommunication solutions, is providing to Greek system integrator Raycap an innovative broadband wireless solution based on the BreezeCOMPACT, to connect rural Greek areas without the need for installing additional wireline infrastructure.
Raycap has signed a contract with OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A.) for the supply, installation, operational launch and maintenance of a Point-to-Multipoint fixed wireless access network in rural areas of Greece, which will replace existing legacy infrastructure. The OTE tender included ten wireless vendors in the first phase, with four finalists participating in the trial phase.
The initial site surveys and the rollout of the network are currently underway, to provide voice and broadband services to 150 sites in 2013.
Telrad’s flagship product, the BreezeCOMPACT, part of the 4G broadband wireless access (BWA) portfolio acquired from Alvarion, has a unique single-box architecture which provides macro base-station performance in an optimized all-outdoor small-cell form factor with software radio design, enabling a smooth evolution from WiMAX to LTE-Advanced. Telrad purchased Alvarion’s BWA division in May 2013.
Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE S.A.) is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market. OTE, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecommunications groups in Southeastern Europe, employing almost 30,000 people in four countries (Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania). OTE offers a full range of products and services, from broadband services, fixed and mobile telephony, to high-speed data communications and line rental services for markets including real-estate and professional training. COSMOTE, a member of the OTE Group, holds the leading position in the Greek mobile telephony market and has established itself as one of the biggest mobile operators in Southeast Europe. OTE is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. (www.ote.gr)
Raycap develops innovative solutions that support and protect the world’s critical telecommunications, power and transportation networks, as well as renewable energy infrastructures. Raycap’s Network Solutions business unit provides a full range of products for power, copper, fiber optic and cellular telephony networks. The business unit also offers tailor-made solutions and other value-added services to customers in South Eastern Europe.Raycap’s Network Solutions business unit has two manufacturing facilities; one in the northern Greek town of Drama and the other at Bucharest in Romania. The headquarters of Raycap are in Maroussi, Athens. (www.raycap.com)
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks provides innovative telecom equipment, solutions and services which facilitate communications between millions of end-users worldwide. Combining technological expertise with a dedication to customer service, Telrad provides provisioning, implementation and management for over 100 leading global telecom operators and major enterprises. Telrad’s BreezeCompact and BreezeMAX product families provide optimized wireless broadband solutions. With over 280 commercial 4G deployments in 150 countries, Telrad is headquartered in Israel and has a local presence in more than 50 countries worldwide. Telrad Networks is owned by private equity fund Fortissimo Capital. (www.telrad.com)