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Business Only Broadband Endorses Exalt Backhaul Systems

Exalt systems deliver fast, reliable Ethernet for wireless broadband service provider

CAMPBELL, Calif. — June 16, 2013 — Exalt Communications, Inc., the leading innovator of next-generation wireless connectivity systems for private networks and Internet infrastructures, today announced that Business Only Broadband of Chicago, IL with networks in Chicago, Milwaukee, and New York/Northern New Jersey, utilizes Exalt microwave backhaul systems for many of their locations because Exalt provides the highest quality and reliability. Business Only Broadband delivers wireless Internet and Ethernet services to its customers, offering a reliable, high-bandwidth alternative to fiber.

Business Only Broadband (BOB), one of the largest fixed wireless broadband providers, originated in Chicagoland and expanded its presence in the New York metropolitan area, Northern New Jersey, and Milwaukee. BOB offers diverse access from all other terrestrial carriers, a highly-resilient design with a self-healing Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture, diverse Tier 1 Internet peering points, and Carrier-Grade Service Level Agreements. The company was founded on the premise that business customers need both diverse and faster access to Ethernet connectivity. Rather than wait months for provisioning of fiber (if available in certain areas at all), enterprise customers can procure Ethernet services within days from Business Only Broadband. The company chose Exalt microwave backhaul systems because of their high quality, scalable capacity, ease of use, and low sparing and maintenance costs.

“BOB acquired a network in 2006 that was a hodgepodge of various brands of microwave systems and switches, and we wanted to build a world-class network based on best-of-breed equipment,” said Chris Craven, chief operating officer of Business Only Broadband. “The Exalt systems give us the highest quality, as well as reliability, and they’re easy to deploy and operate. Another unique advantage of Exalt is its field-replaceable diplexers, which really cuts down on our sparing and maintenance costs because we can stock only one replacement radio for several systems in the field.”

Exalt microwave systems provide “last mile” access and backhaul capacity for many Business Only Broadband locations. The all-outdoor Exalt systems operate in the 5, 11, 23, and 24 GHz frequency bands, deliver up to 1 Gigabit per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet bandwidth per customer, and simplify installation with their zero-footprint design.

“Business Only Broadband has become one of the country’s largest fixed wireless providers in some of the nation’s most competitive markets by delivering what they promise: guaranteed high speed Ethernet connectivity to enterprise and government customers, the most demanding of all customer groups,” said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt. “Where these customers are concerned, there are no acceptable excuses for poor network performance and reliability. They expect the network to work as promised 24/7, and we designed our systems with this requirement in mind. Exalt systems are also scalable, easy to deploy and maintain, and are budget-friendly, more reasons why providers like Business Only Broadband trust their networks to Exalt.”

About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications, Inc. is a forerunner in the global Internet revolution, delivering high-value wireless systems that transform the economics of connectivity. Exalt wireless systems extend or complement network fiber and replace now-outdated copper, enabling customers to accelerate time-to-market, optimize network performance, and reduce network infrastructure costs. Today, over 2,000 global customers, from the world’s largest mobile operators to independent service providers, government agencies, and multinational enterprises depend on Exalt systems as they move their applications to the Cloud, enable mobility, and connect the unconnected. Learn more at www.exaltcom.com

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