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March 18, 2011

Craig Wireless Launches 4G WiMAX in California

By Jai C.S.
TMCnet Contributor

Craig Wireless Systems, the FCC (News - Alert) licensee for the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas, along with its operating subsidiary Craig Wireless Palm Springs announced the first phase commercial launch of a 4G WiMAX-enabled network in the Coachella Valley region, in Riverside County, Calif.

4G is the next generation of wireless technology. The 4G standard delivers high-speed broadband Internet access via a wireless connection. The Craigwireless 4G network is built using the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed 2.5GHz frequency, ensuring clear, clean connectivity, allowing us to offer high-speed WiMAX (News - Alert) business class service.

"After developing and testing our new 4G WiMAX-enabled network in the Coachella Valley we are extremely excited to announce this first phase of our launch providing service to areas in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, Calif." T. Boyd Craig, president and chief executive officer at Craig Wireless said in a press release.

Craig Wireless, along with its affiliates, has been offering a wide range of telecommunications services, including, broadband internet access, business connectivity solutions, hosting, security and telecommunications solutions. Reportedly, Craig Wireless holds licenses for spectrum in the 2.5 GHz, 2.6 GHz or 3.5 GHz bands in Riverside County in Southern California, United States and in Greece. The CWS Group also is said to have spectrum interests in Norway and New Zealand.

"The WiMAX-enabled network that we have built provides customers with high speed Internet, VoIP, video streaming and virtual private network (VPN) access. We are proud to be among the first wireless service providers offering 4G technology in the Coachella Valley,” added Craig.

MyMAX, SuiteMAX, PowerMAX and SuperMAX are the products currently offered by Craig Wireless.

Earlier in February, TMC (News - Alert) reported on Craig Wireless’ announcement detailing on the appointment of Murray Bamforth as its interim chief financial officer.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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