TORONTO – December 21, 2020 – Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading-edge provider of industrial wireless broadband network connectivity solutions for mission-critical applications, announces today that its partnership with RED Technologies to support an application with ISED (Innovation, Science & Economic Development) Canada launched by RED to become a TV white space (TVWS) database administrator in the country. The collaborative effort will enable the deployment of terrestrial wireless broadband internet to communities in rural and remote areas, narrowing the digital divide in Canada.
A pioneer in spectrum sharing technologies and an active contributor to the CBRS regulatory and standard developments, RED boasts a database (Wave DB) that tells devices which frequencies they can use in that area, at what power and for how long. RED’s geo-location database allows wireless devices to access TVWS and operate with the current guidance from ISED communication rules. RED’s dynamic spectrum management technology enables wireless communications at relatively high data-rates over long distances. It also provides connectivity to large open areas where it would be difficult to deploy fixed infrastructure helping consumers and businesses in remote areas to get online.
Michael Abitbol, COO of RED Technologies said, “After successfully launching our TVWS service in the United States in collaboration with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, we met considerable interest from equipment vendors and ISPs for TVWS in Canada. As in the US, Canada has launched major initiatives such as the establishment of the Broadband Fund to close the digital divide to meet the great demand in underserved areas across the country.”
“Redline Communications is very supportive of ISED’s initiatives to create a TVWS spectrum offering to help bridge the rural divide where 41 percent of rural communities are considerably underserved,” states Reno Moccia, EVP of Sales & Marketing of Redline Communications. “We are very excited to be supportive of RED Technologies as a SAS provider for the service. With a global footprint and vast SAS experience, they have the ability to leverage their IP to provide quality Spectrum Access Systems for the Canadian markets.”
“Deploying our TVWS database will pave the way to the introduction of our 6GHz AFC (Automatic Frequency Controller) in Canada,” said Pierre-Jean Muller, chief executive officer of RED. “ Combining ISED’s recent public consultation on 6GHz and considering key synergies between TVWS database technology and the 6GHZ AFC, today’s application is a very important strategic move for RED Technologies.”
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Redline Communications (TSX: RDL) designs and manufactures powerful wide-area wireless networks for mission-critical applications in challenging locations. Redline networks are used by Oil & Gas companies onshore and offshore, Mining companies on surface and underground operations, by municipalities to remotely monitor infrastructure, and by specialized telecom service providers to deliver premium services. Hundreds of businesses worldwide rely on Redline to engineer, plan and deliver ruggedized, secure and reliable networks for their IoT, voice, data, and video communications needs. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
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About RED Technologies
As telecoms markets move towards 5G and in the face of increasing spectrum shortages and demand for accessible and affordable services, policy-makers and industry stakeholders have devised ground-breaking regulatory frameworks to enable dynamic spectrum sharing. Founded in 2012, RED Technologies has been a pioneer in spectrum sharing technologies and actively contributed to the CBRS regulatory and standard developments. RED Technologies’ team is constituted of first-class engineers coming from top tier telecom vendors and operators. RED Technologies is now a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies and services, offering scalable cloud-based CBRS and TVWS spectrum sharing solutions for operators of all sizes and sectors. RED’s CBRS solution is deployed in the US in partnership with Amdocs. To complete our unique SAS suite, RED currently contributes to the 6GHz standardization while developing the necessary AFC (Automatic Frequency Controller) to support 6GHz WLAN and 5G.
RED technologies will sustain its contribution to the necessary standardization and regulatory works in all potential bands to further consolidate and position the company as a unique and innovative dynamic spectrum sharing specialist with the full range of available to operators, verticals and governments worldwide. The reference shareholder of the company is venture capital firm Karista (www.karista.vc).
Contact: Michael Abitbol @ RED Technologies T : +33 1 8416 8832 E : [email protected]