Deltenna Launches 3G Router

Wireless Broadband Enabler delivers reliable 2-Mbit/s connection to rural areas

June 28, 2010

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CHIPPENHAM, UK -- Chippenham, UK, 23 June 2010 - A device to deliver broadband to rural areas that are far from the DSL exchange was launched today by UK based Deltenna.

The small, self install gadget, called the WiBE (Wireless Broadband Enabler), uses the 3G mobile network to create a 2Mbps web hotspot, even when a 3G mobile phone wouldn’t register a signal.

The WiBE’s maximum throughput is 7.2Mbps and extensive rural usage tests in the UK demonstrated an average download speed of 2.8 Mbps.

In areas of weak signal it delivers a data throughput 30-times greater than a 3G USB modem dongle. And the connection range is up to five-times that of the 3G dongle.

This is achieved through Deltenna’s patented antennas and alignment algorithms. Using these the device automatically identifies the mobile cell with the fastest available download speed and configures its aerials to achieve the best possible connection.

The WiBE will be sold to OEMs and operators. It was created to bring broadband to emerging economies and rural areas, where there is access to a mobile network but not high speed DSL lines.

A 4G (LTE) device is also in development and will be announced in 2011. This will achieve typical rural broadband speeds of 50Mbps and above.

Plug and play: users simply plug in the device, place it on a windowsill and connect their laptops, smartphones and VoIP phones from anywhere in the home or office via WiFi.

Andrew Fox, CEO of Deltenna said: “There are still millions of people throughout Europe and the US for whom fast broadband is a myth.“The WiBE’s range and throughput means broadband can more easily, and cost effectively, be deployed in regions that don’t have access to DSL.”Recent research by the global broadband benchmarking organisation, Epitiro, highlighted mobile broadband users accessing the network on a cell phone or 3G dongle typically receive a download speed lower that 1Mbps.Iain Wood of Epitiro said: “Rural broadband consumers in Europe and the US suffer low speeds over copper wiring as a result of being a long distance from the exchange. This challenge of achieving higher speeds lies with the implementation of new technologies to ‘the last mile’, be they wired or wireless.”

Deltenna Ltd.

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