ExteNet Systems Partners with Paladin Wireless

10/6/17

ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of Distributed Network Systems (DNS) enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity across urban and rural America, today announced plans to deploy a CBRS Part 96 ready LTE fixed wireless network with Paladin Wireless, a wireless internet service provider (WISP) based in Royston, Georgia. Paladin Wireless provides high-speed wireless internet to residential and enterprise customers across northeastern Georgia in Jackson, Franklin and Madison counties.

ExteNet's turnkey small cell and distributed evolved packet core (EPC) solution will enable fixed wireless service for Paladin Wireless over the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, with the goal of delivering high-speed LTE connectivity to Paladin's customers. The innovative solution will deliver true broadband speeds and will offer clear advantages versus legacy solutions typically available in rural communities.

"At ExteNet, our goal is to help bridge the digital divide in rural and remote communities," said Jason Osborne, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives for ExteNet Systems. "In partnering with Paladin Wireless, we worked to deliver a fixed wireless solution that is a preferred alternative to legacy solutions, like satellite and DSL, to support high-bandwidth applications. Paladin Wireless will have the ability to offer fast and reliable wireless connectivity to its customers in the northeastern Georgia region. In addition, this same infrastructure can support multiple use cases including mobile roaming services from the Tier 1 providers when conditions demand."

"We chose to work with ExteNet Systems because it's an established company that has experience deploying networks for other WISP providers in rural markets," said Stephen Fortmann, President and Chief Executive Officer for Paladin Wireless. "With this partnership, we are addressing the need for innovative wireless solutions that connect northeastern Georgia with the global community."

"Broadband access is often a community's key to realizing its dreams and ambitions in the digital age," said Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia's 9th congressional district. "We need innovative solutions to deliver last-mile service to much of northeastern Georgia, and it's encouraging to see companies investing in these families and businesses by providing high-speed access to the internet, which means access to opportunity."

Learn more about ExteNet's partnership with Paladin Wireless at WISPAPALOOZA 2017 (booth #119), which will take place October 9-13 in Las Vegas. On October 12 from 4-5 p.m. PT in the Palma Room, Martin Jensen (Director of Technology Solutions for ExteNet Systems) will participate on a panel to discuss the importance of selecting the right core for your network. ExteNet will also host LTE application demonstrations in its booth throughout the event.

About ExteNet Systems, Inc. Lisle, Ill.-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks (DNS) for use by wireless carriers, broadband providers, IoT companies, property owners and communities across the United States. ExteNet deploys scalable communications infrastructure to enhance wireless and broadband services across both outdoor and indoor environments using fiber-based distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and other technologies. ExteNet's outdoor distributed networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments. Indoor distributed networks are deployed in various property verticals including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office space, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.

"ExteNet" is a registered trademark of ExteNet Systems, Inc.

About Paladin Wireless, LLC Royston, GA.-based Paladin Wireless founded in 2015 is a wireless internet service provider that is committed to bringing quality internet service to Rural America, starting first in Northeast Georgiawhere it was founded. By utilizing state of the art wireless broadband networks Paladin is providing high speed internet to rural residential subscribers that is fast (up to 100Mbps for residential subscribers), reliable, and affordable to people who, until now, have had limited or no access to high speed internet at all. Paladin Wireless works with leading technology manufacturers, rural community leaders, local and federal government officials and investors to design, build, and operate the necessary infrastructure to provide rural citizens and business internet equality. To learn more about Paladin Wireless or find out how Paladin can help solve the broadband problem in your community, please visit www.paladinwireless.com.

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