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RadioFrame Networks Focuses on iDEN Product Portfolio

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RadioFrame Networks (RFN) says that it plans to intensify its sales and marketing efforts surrounding its MC Series product portfolio for iDEN operators world wide. The company says that its MC Series base stations, which have already been implemented in a number of iDEN networks globally, are demonstrating enormous operating expense savings providing justification for the replacement of legacy iDEN sites as well as further network expansion.

"For a long while carriers have recognized the appealing product features and capital expense savings that the MC-Series products have offered," said RadioFrame Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rick Applegate. "As the product has been performing successfully in networks, operators are realising time-to-market advantages, capital expense savings and a reduction in network operating expense."

"With our focus on cost control, Sprint Nextel has identified RadioFrame's iDEN base station technology as a way to reduce the operating expense of the Nextel National Network, while at the same time increasing overall performance for our customers who enjoy this robust network and all its capabilities," said Robert Stedman, vice president of national radio frequency engineering for Sprint. "RFN's systems use far less space, energy and require far fewer site visits as compared to legacy iDEN gear."

Stedman added, "The Nextel National Network continues to operate at the highest levels nationally, and Sprint is committed to maintaining high quality network performance."

The MC-Series iDEN base stations leverage the development experience from RadioFrame's distributed radio network product platform. The platform is founded on a Layer 2, packet-based architecture with Ethernet control of low-power radios. Additionally, the company announced last year an Outdoor Pole Mount (OPM) product and recently the Standard Capacity system that adds to the current RadioFrame portfolio of iDEN base stations, and the company's Pico and Femtocell offerings in GSM, WCDMA and 4G technologies.

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