Press Release

ExteNet Systems Utilizes its Distributed EPC Solution to Expand 4G-LTE Coverage for Inland Cellular

New cellular network improves coverage in eastern Washington and north central Idaho

CHICAGO, June 21, 2016 – ExteNet Systems, Inc. the leading independent provider of distributed networks enabling advanced wireless connectivity in North America, today announced its partnership with Inland Cellular to augment Inland Cellular’s 4G-LTE services across eastern Washington and north central Idaho.

ExteNet delivered a carrier-class distributed network for Inland Cellular leveraging ExteNet’s mNET distributed evolved packet core (EPC) service offering and Nokia’s radio access network (RAN) infrastructure. ExteNet’s EPC based cellular networks, which allow for rapid time-to-market and cost-effective deployment of 4G-LTE services in rural areas, serve as a highly flexible and effective alternative to traditional or legacy infrastructure deployments.

Our partnership with Inland Cellular is an example of the unique approach ExteNet takes to help carriers rapidly scale up their networks and deliver LTE service to rural areas, with a migration path to 5G,” said Jason Osborne, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives at ExteNet. “We have been extremely pleased to work with Inland Cellular to better serve their customers.”

“Working with ExteNet, we’re proud to deliver the latest in 4G-LTE services to our customers in eastern Washington and north central Idaho,” said Chip Damato, Director of Business Strategy for Inland Cellular. “We chose ExteNet due primarily to its technical and project expertise along with a carrier-focused approach to delivering networks. They have put us in a position to quickly and easily deliver value-added services to our customers.”

ExteNet’s distributed network architecture provides versatility and scalability to address the escalating need for smarter 5G ready networks. The distributed EPC functionality provides flexibility and enhanced performance to support a number of deployment options and use cases including, but not limited to, standalone rural networks, private and virtual private wireless networks, network expansion and wireless roaming, integrated LTE and Wi-Fi networks, neutral-host small cell networks and networks supporting the Internet of Things (IOT). The ability to operate with a RAN-agnostic partner like ExteNet enhances the flexibility and service options for a wide variety of rural carriers that need 4G-LTE networks today.

Visit LTE Service Architecture on ExteNet’s website for more information about the benefits of ExteNet’s Distributed EPC solution.

About ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks for use by wireless carriers and property owners in key markets. Using distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, software-defined network (SDN) based Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and other technologies, ExteNet deploys solutions to enhance wireless service and network performance across both outdoor and indoor environments. Primary markets include outdoor distributed networks in a variety of densely occupied urban and suburban environments as well as selected rural areas, and various indoor properties, including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office buildings, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.

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

About Inland Cellular

Inland Cellular is a Wireless Communications and Solutions company serving Eastern Washington and North Central Idaho since 1990. Owned and operated locally allows the 85 Inland Cellular employees, 9 locations and over 110 tower site locations to concentrate on the vision of “Enhancing consumers mobile lives with an exceptional customer focused experience.”

Media Contact:
Lauren Scolnic
Edelman
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Analyst Contact:
Tony Eigen
ExteNet Systems
Tel: +1 630-245-2077
teigen@extenetsystems.com