Exalt Communications Receives USDA Rural Development Product Acceptance for Entire Licensed and License-Exempt Product Portfolio
Service providers can now take advantage of USDA-RUS funding programs to deploy Exalt carrier-class microwave radio systems in rural communities
Campbell, Calif., February 25, 2009 — Exalt Communications, a leading provider of high performance licensed and license-exempt microwave radio microwave radio systems for wireless backhaul applications, announced today that it has received USDA Rural Development product acceptance of its entire product line for use in telecommunications systems operated by Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan program borrowers. RUS acceptance is required for operators requesting federal funds from the USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan program for the purpose of purchasing and deploying broadband systems in rural communities.
"Our carrier-class products enable the rapid expansion of rural broadband infrastructure and pave the way for cost-effective migration to next-generation IP-centric networks," said Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt. “Now, service providers and their rural customers can take advantage of RUS funding for Exalt technology to expand network geographic coverage, and increase network functionality and performance.”
Exalt licensed and license-exempt microwave radio systems are widely deployed by government organizations, enterprises, and service providers of all types, including rural electric cooperatives, WISPs and ISPs that provide broadband access to rural communities. Applications include IP backhaul, fiber extension, video surveillance and infrastructure monitoring and control.
The USDA Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program provides loans and loan guarantees for the construction, improvement and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in eligible rural communities. These loans facilitate deployment of new and innovative technologies to provide two-way data transmission of 200 kbps or more, in communities with populations up to 20,000. The program goal is to ensure that rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of telecommunications services that are available in urban and suburban communities.
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next generation wireless backhaul systems for service providers and enterprises worldwide. Exalt products are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP- based voice, data and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and technology-agnostic product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of carrier-class microwave radio systems that meet the demand for a cost-effective and flexible alternative to fiber and leased lines.