Developer of a portfolio of wireless communications technologies, xG Technology, today received new purchase orders totaling an estimated $4.11 million from a handful of rural telecommunications providers in the U.S.
These providers include the Electra Telephone Company and Tatum Telephone Company based in Texas, the Choctaw Telephone Company and MoKanDial Telephone Company in Kansas, Haxtun Telephone Company in Colorado, and Walnut Hill Telephone Company in Arkansas.
In aggregate, the orders consist of $2.85 million for xG Technology's xMax cognitive radio networking equipment — which includes xMax wireless access points, xMSC mobile switching centers and xMod personal hotspots — and around $1.26 million for engineering services and other hardware. Upon completion, these orders will allow the buying providers to offer wireless voice and advanced broadband services.
These orders closely follow another large, but separate, order for xMax broadband network equipment totaling $3.28 million from the Northeast Florida Telephone Company, which only recently formed in September.
"We are very pleased to have received new orders from these Providers," said George Schmitt, xG non-executive director. "This announcement provides further evidence that xMax offers a compelling wireless solution for independent telephone providers in their efforts to bring advanced, cost-effective wireless technology to unserved and underserved areas of the United States."
The terms of these orders dictate that xG will be paid upon delivery of the xMax equipment as well as FCC certification of the radio frequency (RF) devices.
Earlier in November, xG Technology won two new patents on self-organizing network (SON) for decreasing the cost of deploying and operating wireless networks used in applications such as commercial cellular and rural broadband systems.
In September, the company hired Rich Schubiger as its new vice president of Government Sales. As such, Schubiger is now responsible for overseeing sales of xMax cognitive radio network solutions to key government sectors.
Edited by Brooke Neuman