EION Wireless, Wavesat to Deliver WiMAX Standard Based Solutions

EION Wireless, providers of intelligent broadband wireless access and backhaul solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with Wavesat as a WiMAX technology partner to deliver the next generation of WiMAX standard based products. EION already has an established global customer base with its leading WiMAX class product, Libra MX. Integration of Wavesat’s WiMAX chipset with EION’s product line will enable EION to rapidly deliver WiMAX complaint products to the market.

“We are working closely with Wavesat to deliver a unique WiMAX offering for our customers – Triple Play Anywhere. Wavesat’s product architecture gives the flexibility that EION was looking for to deliver advanced services using our WiMAX platform.” said EION CEO Kalai Kalichelvan, “We are very excited to have Wavesat on board as one of our series of technology partners.”

EION’s partnership with Wavesat will enable EION to develop IEEE 802.16 standard products while building on its experience in IP networking intelligence to create a suite of the most advanced WiMAX compliant products available today.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with EION, a dynamic organization with a strong position in the Broadband Wireless market,” commented Michel Guay, Wavesat CEO. “Wavesat’s WiMAX portfolio will ensure that EION gets to market fast with the next generation of intelligent point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless products.”

EION will be showcasing the future of the Libra MX product family at WiMAX World USA, October 11-12, 2006, at the Boston World Trade Center, Boston Mass.,– Booth #503.

About EION Wireless
EION Wireless, a division of EION Inc., is a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access products that enable effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. The company’s licensed and unlicensed frequency products are used by wireless ISPs, private network operators, and remote rural networks and in voice and data backhaul applications to solve last mile challenges. EION Wireless works with more than 165 worldwide channel partners to support its diverse global customer base and provide innovative and reliable solutions.

About Wavesat
Founded in 1993, Wavesat Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips, software and development tools for WiMAX compliant systems. Wavesat is headquartered in Montreal, Canada where it conducts research and development activities. Wavesat is a privately held company. Key investors include BDC Venture Capital, Monet Capital, Multiple Capital Montreal, Pac-Link Management Corp., Skypoint Capital Corporation, Solidarity Fund QFL and Sunsino Ventures Group.

Wavesat is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a nonprofit corporation formed to certify the compatibility and interoperability of Broadband Wireless devices conforming to the 802.16 wireless MAN and ETSI HiperMAN specifications and to help accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace.