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June 24, 2013

Exalt Systems Selected as Mobile Network Backhaul Provider for Bluegrass Cellular

Exalt Communications, a leading next-gen packet microwave backhaul systems provider, announced last week that it has been selected by Bluegrass Cellular, a 2G, 3G, and LTE mobile service provider based in central Kentucky, to provide mobile backhaul for the company’s core network.

Exalt will be able to easily deliver reliability and performance to Bluegrass Cellular with T1 service and up to 100 Mbps of Ethernet connectivity for the network. The systems are still reliable even in the mountainous terrain and often terrible weather conditions.

"We need a great deal of bandwidth to support our LTE service, but we also need T1 to support our 2G services," Doug Updegraff, director of engineering at Bluegrass Cellular, said in a statement. "Exalt gives us the ability to support native T1 and native Ethernet with reliability and ease of use."

According to Amir Zoufonoun, CEO of Exalt Communications, Bluegrass Cellular is helping communities in rural locations develop economically, which in turn creates jobs in the area and provides education and healthcare for those employed. However, the more companies that Bluegrass Cellular services means the more work and pressure that its networks will be put under.

"[Bluegrass Cellular’s] networks are straining under the bandwidth demands of LTE service, T1 lines do not scale, and the recurring leased line costs negatively affect profitability,” said Zoufonoun. “By choosing Exalt microwave systems, Bluegrass Cellular has been able to rapidly increase network bandwidth to meet subscriber demand with the highest reliability and at the lowest cost per-bit."

Exalt Communications provides next-gen packet microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, broadband service providers, government agencies and enterprises all over the world. Often used as a cost-effective alternative to fiber, Exalt wireless systems can support the LTE mobile Internet infrastructure which has a complex build out that is hard to handle for some systems.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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