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May 27, 2014

xG Technology and Shoreline Energy Ltd Explore Partnership

Shoreline Energy International Limited (SEI) is a leading energy and infrastructure company. It was founded in 1997 and has offices around the globe. Its primary focus of operations is spread across Sub-Saharan Africa, in such countries as Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya, just to name a few. 

xG Technology, Inc. is developer of technology for wireless communications. The company is headquartered in Sarasota, FL. It developed cognitive radio technology for mobile services using licensed and unlicensed radio spectrum. xG’s initial product is xMax, this is a carrier-class cognitive radio network. xMax is a mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) and broadband data system with an end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) system architecture.

So, what do these two companies in different parts of the world have in common? That would be the announcement that came out of Florida today. xG Technology has signed a a letter of intent with Shoreline to explore partnership opportunities, as well as the deployment of the xMax mobile broadband solution across a wide range of industries and countries throughout the sub-Sahara Africa region. The feeling is that the ability of xMax to deliver a high level of resiliency, survivability and interoperability is a key benefit to these sectors.

Philip Rambech of Stratos Group, said "Combining xG's leading-edge technology with the Shoreline's already well-established experience within infrastructure and telecom markets in sub-Saharan Africa opens the door to substantial commercial opportunities for both companies. Africa has repeatedly shown itself willing to sidestep conventional technology in an effort to find solutions tailored to its specific requirements. These markets have a real need for the disruptive cognitive radio solutions from xG Technology, particularly in delivering cost-efficient rural area coverage, bringing additional bandwidth to congested areas and being deployed in incident-related situations."

Stratos is a contracted reseller of xG Technology and it will play a key role in identifying and securing local partnering opportunities on behalf of xG and Shoreline. It was founded by entrepreneurs from the world of finance, consulting and telecommunications. Rambech has many years of experience since he has held senior roles within Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Palm and BenQ-Siemens. Currently he manages Stratos' global network to develop new markets with local partners. 

It seems that thanks to Stratos, both companies have already identified a number of sectors where xMax cognitive radio technology can deliver a captivating wireless solution. There would be a particular focus on deployments in critical infrastructure environments. Some of these would include oil platforms, petroleum pipelines, ports and electrical distribution systems.

The following comment was made by chairman of xG Technology, George Schmitt, "We are excited to be entering into this business relationship with Shoreline to work together in Africa, which is the world's fastest-growing wireless market. Our partnership to seek opportunities for xMax with Shoreline, one of Africa's most respected companies, underscores the increasing need for a robust, flexible, affordable wireless solution in developing international markets." 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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