Colubris Partners with iCELL Network to Deliver High-Performing Wireless Hotspot Service at Hundreds of Public Locations
Waltham, Mass., August 13 2007 — Colubris Networks, Inc., the leading global provider of intelligent wireless LANs (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers, today announced that iCELL Network has adopted solutions from Colubris to enable wireless Internet access throughout the entire downtown and eastern regions of Singapore. With the iCELL partnership, Colubris is providing Wi-Fi equipment to two of the three network operators participating in the Singapore Government’s Wireless@SG initiative, a program offering three years of free Wi-Fi service to residents and visitors in an effort to boost the country’s wireless Internet usage and become a more globally connected nation.
As part of the Wireless@SG deployment, Colubris MultiService Access Points (MAPs) and MultiService Controllers (MSCs) will be installed at some of Singapore’s most popular public venues, such as shopping centers, cafes, libraries and hotels. iCELL selected Colubris MAPs for its network due to their deployment flexibility, ability to integrate with the operators’ existing architectures, ease of use and the product’s proven reliability and exceptional performance.
“Colubris and its local team are longstanding, trusted partners, with a strong technology offering and an impressive track record of successful global deployments with leading wireless carriers and enterprises,” said Ken Chua, CEO of iCELL. “Colubris will allow us to quickly roll out high-quality Wi-Fi access, while providing a smooth migration path and scalability as we choose to add applications, such as voice over IP, for Wireless@SG subscribers. D-Synergy, Colubris’ Singapore distributor, has provided excellent backend technical support throughout the project.”
“Colubris is a committed vendor with one of the industry’s leading wireless LAN solutions,” said Doreen Sim, managing director of D-Synergy. “We are proud to partner with Colubris to offer the best support services for valued wireless Internet service providers like iCELL Network.”
As part of phase one, Colubris MAPs will be installed at more than 100 locations, with a thousand public area hotspots to be added to the iCELL network throughout the coming year.
“Colubris is excited to play an integral role in an initiative to make ubiquitous wireless Internet access available on such a grand scale,” said Rob Scott, president and CEO of Colubris. “Our architecture gives wireless operators flexibility to deliver multiple Wi-Fi services and its robust centralized management capabilities ensure reliable low-cost operation.”
Colubris Networks is the leading global provider of intelligent wireless networks (WLANs) for enterprises and service providers. Its optimized WLAN switching systems deliver unmatched bandwidth efficiency, seamless mobility and secure, easy access for more than 1,500 organizations and 40 million users worldwide. With its “future proof” architecture, Colubris provides organizations with the most cost-effective migration from legacy standards to 802.11n. Its systems unify and integrate with existing network infrastructures, as well as security and management systems. Colubris’ numerous recognitions include Red Herring’s top 100 private companies in North America, Fierce Wireless Fierce 15, CRN’s Emerging Tech Vendors and Mobile Trax Mobility Award. For more information, visit Colubris on the Web at www.colubris.com.
About iCELL Network
iCELL Network Pte Ltd is the Wireless ISP division of the NEAT Technology Group and one of the leading IT solution providers in Singapore. iCELL Network is one of Singapore’s pioneers in the field of Wi-Fi hotspot networks. The company has installed hundreds of WLAN’s all over Singapore and now operates 1/3 of Singapore public hotspots. With more experience in the field than any other company in Singapore, iCELL intends to take Wi-Fi from limited indoor locations for public surfing to outdoor applications with wider reach and higher bandwidth. Recently appointed by IDA as one of three service providers for Wireless@SG Network to roll out wireless broadband Internet in public locations throughout Singapore, the company also develops infrastructure for educational institutions, corporations and consumers. As of end November 2006, Keppel T&T, a member of Keppel Corp invested and purchased 30% of shareholding into iCELL Network Pte Ltd.
About D-Synergy Tech Systems
D-Synergy is one of Singapore’s leading distributors for Internet security, network infrastructure and wireless solutions. Positioned as a value-added engineering-driven distributor, D-Synergy is intimately involved with its network partners to support them in their infrastructure deployments. The company is reputed for its dynamic support services provided to all users.