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OpenAirBoston.net Wireless Network Goes Live With BelAir Networks.

BelAir Networks industry-leading wireless mesh nodes power high-speed Wi-Fi network in Roxbury and Dorchester

KANATA, Ontario -- BelAir Networks, the leading provider of mobile broadband mesh networks, today announced that its equipment is powering a next generation wireless broadband network in the Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts. The network is the result of the company's partnership with openairboston.net, a private, non-profit corporation created to develop, implement and operate a network to provide wireless internet access throughout the City of Boston.

The Grove Hall/Dudley Square Wireless Pilot Network is formally launching today in a 'Wire Cutting' ceremony hosted by Mayor Thomas Menino at 10:45 a.m. at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA.

"We are pleased to work with BelAir Networks on this important project," stated Mayor Thomas Menino. "BelAir's proven track record delivering carrier-class wireless networks supporting a variety of public safety, public works and public access applications in leading cities around the world make them the ideal partner for our openairboston.net initiative."

BelAir Networks is the leading provider of mobile broadband mesh network solutions with more than 400 deployments worldwide in leading cities such as Minneapolis, London and Toronto, high-profile venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, and Dolphin Stadium in Miami and in mission-critical Defense applications including the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston. BelAir Networks high performance products offer the industry's highest capacity, lowest latency and fastest roaming speeds.

"We are committed to providing our city with best-in-class wireless access and BelAir Networks has been instrumental in helping us deliver on our commitment to create a truly innovative wireless ecosystem for the citizens of Boston," said Pam Reeve, CEO, openairboston.net.

BelAir Networks entered 2008 as the worldwide Wi-Fi mesh market leader according to Dell'Oro Group's recently released Q4 2007 Wireless LAN quarterly report.

The company's market share achievements and consistent growth reflect the widespread adoption of its comprehensive mesh networking product portfolio in public safety networks, municipal networks, port and mass transit installations, hotel and venue networks, defense applications, and plant deployments around the world.

"We are proud to support this innovative project that is bringing next generation wireless broadband to the city of Boston," stated Bernard Herscovich, President and CEO, BelAir Networks. "BelAir Networks delivers the industry's highest performance and most reliable mobile broadband mesh networks to leading cities worldwide and we are pleased to join with openairboston.net in this important effort."

About openairboston.net

openairboston.net (OAB) is a private, non-profit corporation created to develop, implement and operate a network to provide affordable wireless internet access throughout the City of Boston. This is an exciting opportunity for Boston to take the lead in one of the most important developments the next twenty years, in which people, companies and communities will become both more connected and less tethered, as wireless technologies evolve. For more information, please visit http://www.openairboston.net

About BelAir Networks

BelAir Networks is the first company to offer scalable, mobile wireless broadband mesh networking solutions with the highest quality for data, voice and video. The company teams with world-class global partners to deploy proven, cost-effective wireless broadband mesh networks. BelAir's wireless networking solutions are built on the only multi-service architecture for Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 4.9 GHz, 5.9 GHz and 4.4 GHz spectrum bands. BelAir Networks patented solution deploys quickly, blending into the physical infrastructure of downtown business districts, hotels and resorts, campuses, transportation systems and ports. Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company. For more information about BelAir products and customers, visit www.belairnetworks.com.
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