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Free Space Leader fSONA Elected To WCA Board.

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WCA 2003


fSONA Communications, a leading wireless broadband solution provider has been elected to a leadership position within the Wireless Communications Association (WCA), the association announced on the eve of WCA 2003, its sixteenth annual convention.

Elected to the WCA Board of Directors was fSONA President and CEO Theresa Carbonneau previously of BC and British Telecom. "fSONA's election is a well-deserved honor, and benefits all members of the wireless broadband industry," commented WCA President Andrew Kreig. "As a member, fSONA has long worked to educate and integrate Free Space Optics into the WCA and has for some time chaired the Free Space Optical Alliance, which is now affiliated with the WCA."

At WCA 2003, fSONA and its CEO will be featured in a panel discussion on Wednesday, July 9 entitled, "Successful Progressive Networks For Rural or Disadvantaged Communities: Improving Wi-Fi With FSO Connections." The 2:20 p.m. panel includes Stratex Networks Director of North American Sales Randy Jenkins and Courtney Anderson, who is the Community Development Administrator for the Virginia Main Street Program within the State of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Formerly, she was consultant to The Flax Trust in Ireland, which used fSONA's FSO technologies to deliver broadband to underserved rural populations in a way that can be a model for similar projects elsewhere.

About fSONA Communications:

fSONA Communications was founded in 1997 to deliver simple wireless solutions for carrier, service provider and enterprise networks around the world. The SONAbeam(TM) series of free space optical (FSO) networking products use an unlicensed, wireless technology operating at speeds up to 1.5 Gbps and distances up to 5km. SONAbeam(TM) avoids the cost of digging to lay fiber, licensing for radio frequencies, is immune to interference, and is extremely secure. SONAbeam(TM) is operational in 24 countries around the globe and was named Product of the Year by Network Magazine. For more information visit or contact Jennifer Walsh,, 604/204-7722, toll-free 877/463-7662.

About the Wireless Communications Association:

WCA is the trade association of the wireless broadband industry. Charting fixed, portable or mobile strategies for spectrum from below 2 GHz to beyond 100 GHz (including FSO), WCA ( and its License Exempt Alliance have been active in virtually every major FCC proceeding relating to wireless broadband spectrum, as well as many comparable proceedings elsewhere worldwide.
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