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October 24, 2011

LocaLoop and Runcom Offer 4G Broadband Internet Service to Rural Areas

The need of broadband Internet service across rural areas is growing day by day. To deploy wireless broadband with unique architectures, LocaLoop, Inc. announced the availability of the broadband industry’s first turn-key 4G solution specifically designed to deliver affordable industry-standard mobile and fixed broadband Internet service to rural and remote users.

LocaLoop, a Mobile Internet innovator giving service provider, is delivering this internet service collaboration with Israeli-based Runcom Technologies. According to a press release, the company developed the solution based on its patented cloud technology platform, LocaLoopNet and Runcom’s standard 4G hardware products.

Runcom’s hardware is adapted to low density markets and fine-tuned to work seamlessly with LocaLoop’s virtualized SaaS platform.

“Six months ago LocaLoop and Runcom came together to create a profitable turn-key 4G solution for rural service providers,” said Carl-Johan Torarp, LocaLoop’s founder and CEO. “Today we are making good on that promise.”

“Our products are engineered to meet industry standards with a level of quality that has established Runcom as an innovative industry leader in the global wireless broadband industry,” said Moshe Levinson, Runcom Technologies CEO. “Working with LocaLoop, we have adapted our hardware specifically to deliver 4G WiMAX broadband service economically in low density areas.”

Both companies have developed this 4G solution as a result of the global Strategic Marketing and Technology Agreement that the two companies announced last March.

Conventional wisdom has long held that delivering mobile broadband Internet outside of dense population areas is too costly to implement and deliver, which is no longer true. LocaLoop, Inc. delivers low-cost Fixed and Mobile Broadband Internet service in underserved and rural markets.

In other news, Runcom recently announced that its Pico + Base Station unit has successfully completed the process of the WiMAX Forum Wave-2 certification.As a WiMAX Forum certified product, the Runcom Pico Base Station unit successfully passed conformance testing and interoperability testing. Now, the product is complaint with WiMAX forum requirements for mobile, broadband, wireless and metropolitan access networks.

Mandira Srivastava is a MobilityTechzone contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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