Backhaul Expert BLiNQ Networks Joins Small Cell Forum

Backhaul Expert BLiNQ Networks Joins Small Cell Forum 
Organization Promotes Wide-Scale Adoption of Small Cell Technologies
to Improve Mobile Networks 
PLANO, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 --  BLiNQ Networks Inc., the
pioneer in small cell wireless backhaul solutions, today announced
that the company has joined The Small Cell Forum, previously known as
the Femto Forum. The Small Cell Forum supports, promotes and helps
drive the wide-scale adoption of small cell technologies to improve
coverage, capacity and services delivered by mobile networks. 
"Small cell technology is enabling operators to add capacity in
mobile networks to meet the data hungry demands of consumers," said
Mickey Miller, CEO and President of BLiNQ Networks. "Backhaul plays a
very important role at making the economics of small cells a viable
business option." 
"Data consumption is on the rise and small cells are a critical means
of offloading network congestion," said Gordon Mansfield, Chairman of
The Small Cell Forum. "Backhaul will be a key component of small cell
solutions that operators need to successfully navigate if they are to
economically rollout public access small cell services. I would like
to welcome BLiNQ Networks to the Forum and look forward to their
contributions." 
BLiNQ recently launched the X-100, the first product in BLiNQ's Small
Cell Backhaul Suite of solutions. The X-100 is a rapidly scalable
self-organizing system that eliminates capacity hotspots. Using
innovative non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and point-to-multipoint
technologies, BLiNQ's X-100 systems provide a ubiquitous and cost
effective solution for heterogeneous network deployments. Operators
are now able to deploy small cells exactly where they are needed
while significantly reducing the time and expense associated with
traditional backhaul solutions. 
The X-100 is a very cost effective solution providing 30% cost
savings over line-of-sight microwave and millimeter wave solutions as
well as 55% cost savings as compared to fiber optical backhaul. The
solution is easily installed in less than 15 minutes by a single
technician and is self-configuring further reducing long term
operating costs. The solution offers breakthrough capacity of 83 Mbps
in 10 MHz bandwidth channel. 
BLiNQ is rapidly gaining industry-wide recognition for its innovative
small cell backhaul solution. The company was also recently named to
the annual FierceWireless, "Fierce 15" list, designating it as one of
the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. 
About the Small Cell Forum
 The Small Cell Forum
(www.smallcellforum.org), formerly known as the Femto Forum, supports
the wide-scale adoption of small cells. Small cells are low-power
wireless access points that operate in licensed spectrum, are
operator-managed and feature edge-based intelligence. They provide
improved cellular coverage, capacity and applications for homes and
enterprises as well as metropolitan and rural public spaces. They
include technologies variously described as femtocells, picocells,
microcells and metrocells. The Forum has in excess of 140 members
including 67 operators representing more than 2.92 billion mobile
subscribers -- 47 per cent of the global total -- as well as telecoms
hardware and software vendors, content providers and innovative
start-ups. 
About BLiNQ Networks
 BLiNQ Networks was founded in June 2010 after
the acquisition of intellectual property and wireless assets from
Nortel Networks. BLiNQ is a pioneer of wireless backhaul solutions
that fundamentally changes the way mobile operators deliver mobile
broadband services in urban areas. BLiNQ uses cost-effective sub-6
GHz TDD spectrum and unique and patent-pending Managed Adaptive
Resource Allocation (MARA) technology to provide network-level
intelligence, self-organizing network capabilities, and eliminates
interference challenges to maximize spectral efficiency. BLiNQ is
headquartered in Plano, TX with research and development facilities
in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please visit
www.blinqnetworks.com. 
Contact:
Lisa Allocca
Red Javelin Communications
+1-978-470-2227
lisa@redjavelin.com