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March 5, 2007
RedMoon, SkyPilot, and TESSCO Form Partnership to Deliver Municipal Wi-Fi Through Texas Go DIRect Program
RedMoon Broadband, SkyPilot Networks, and TESSCO Technologies today announced that they have entered a strategic partnership that enables state agencies, cities, counties, public school districts, and universities to simplify procurement and gain access to discounted pricing through the Texas DIR (Department of Information Resources) Go DIRect Program.
December 18, 2006:
Procera Networks Partners with Leading Wireless Mesh Network Provider SkyPilot To Deliver Carrier-Class, Broadband Internet Services
Procera® Networks, Inc. (PRNW.OB), a pioneering developer of intelligent network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, and SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, announced a partnership to enhance SkyPilot's customers' ability to monitor, improve and troubleshoot bandwidth utilization in their networks.
October 16, 2006:
SkyPilot and Galaxy Internet Partner to Deliver
Boston Downtown Wi-Fi HotZone
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, and Galaxy Internet, the regional leader in Internet services and municipal wireless networks, announced that they have partnered and delivered the downtown Boston Wi-Fi HotZone.
September 26, 2006:
SkyPilot Networks Launches New Distributor Network In EMEA To Drive Sales In Wireless Broadband Market
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier class mesh networks, today announced the launch of a new distributor network in Europe to help drive its sales and profile in the expanding wireless mesh broadband network market. The initiative, called The AirPower Channel Partner Programme, is designed to build a strong channel through key distributors that cover key markets in EMEA. The three distributors that SkyPilot has appointed are UK-headquarted ACAL Networks that covers the UK, Western Europe, Middle East and African markets, Sistelec Telecomunicaciones that covers southern Europe, and Winncom Technologies that covers the Eastern European market. All three companies were selected by SkyPilot because of their expertise in wireless infrastructure technology and their ability to market and support its products.
September 5, 2006:
SkyPilot Networks Launches Channel Partner Program to Distribute Next-Generation Mesh Networking Solutions
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier class mesh networks, today announced a program that will increase its ability to reach new customers and strengthen its value-added reseller (VAR) relationships. The AirPower Channel Partner Program will provide channel partners with access to the products, training, support and resources essential to deliver wireless mesh broadband network solutions to their customers. The program has signed up 49 new partners globally.
August 24, 2006:
World Airways, SkyPilot to Deliver Free Wi-Fi Service to Occoquan
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced that along with World Airwaves, it will build out a wireless network powered by SkyPilot equipment in Occoquan, VA a historic Prince William County town outside of Washington, D.C. The network will offer free public Wi-Fi Internet access to tourists, visitors, merchants and area residents..
August 23, 2006:
SkyPilot Partners with CenturyTel to Deliver Vail Municipal Wi-Fi Network
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, announced that the Town of Vail awarded CenturyTel the contract to build and operate the Wi-Fi network, powered by SkyPilot equipment, for the Colorado ski resort destination.
August 21, 2006:
Midcoast Maine Goes Live with RedZone Wireless, Powered by SkyPilot
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced that the communities of Rockland and Thomaston are fully operational with a wireless network built by RedZone Wireless, a pioneer in providing affordable wireless Internet services in Maine, powered by SkyPilot equipment.
August 17, 2006:
Lok Technology Certifies SkyPilot Networks as Technology Partner
Lok Technology, Inc., a leading provider of integrated appliances to manage, provision and protect wireless networks, today announced that SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, has become a Lok Technology Certified Technology Partner.
July 11, 2006:
SkyPilot Networks Announces $21 Million Financing
August Capital’s Dave Marquardt Leads Round and Joins Board
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, announced a $21 million round of funding that will fuel its growth as the technology leader in the municipal Wi-Fi market. Primary use of the funds will be to continue to expand sales, marketing, engineering and customer service efforts for its growing customer base. August Capital, whose partners are well known for active investments in Adaptec, Atheros, Cobalt Networks (Sun), Grand Junction (Cisco), Microsoft, Seagate, Silicon Image and Sun Microsystems, will lead the financing. Current investors joining August in the round include Mobius Venture Capital, INVESCO Private Capital, Palo Alto Investors, Nexit Ventures and Selby Venture Partners. With this investment, SkyPilot’s funding since inception now totals $68 million.
June 19, 2006:
Foster City Selects SkyPilot Networks and MetroFi to Deliver
Free Municipal Wi-Fi Services
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, announced that Foster City, California, has selected MetroFi, the leader in designing, building and operating citywide Wi-Fi networks, to build out a wireless network powered by SkyPilot equipment in this San Mateo County city.
May 23, 2006:
SkyPilot Named Technology Market Leader in Municipal
Wi-Fi Mesh Networking
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced it has been ranked by Yankee Group as a leader in Technical Versatility among Wi-Fi mesh vendors. In its February 2006 report titled "Myths and
Realities of Wi-Fi Mesh Networking," Yankee Group compares SkyPilot's solution to other mesh networking vendors, including Tropos, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel, Strix, and BelAir.
May 10, 2006:
FierceWireless Awards SkyPilot Networks as One of the “Fierce 15" Wireless Companies of 2006
SkyPilot Networks announced today that it has been named to FierceWireless’ annual Fierce 15 list. This distinction honors SkyPilot Networks as one of the top 15 emerging wireless companies for 2006. FierceWireless is an internationally recognized email newsletter for the wireless industry, provides more than 73,000 executives in over 100 countries a quick, authoritative briefing on the day's top wireless stories and markets.
April 13, 2006:
City of Portland Selects SkyPilot Networks and MetroFi to Deliver Citywide Multi-Use Wi-Fi Network
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced that the City of Portland, Ore., has selected MetroFi, the leader in designing, building and operating citywide Wi-Fi networks, to build out a wireless network powered by SkyPilot equipment. The mixed-use network will provide citywide public Internet access as well as new enhanced services for the City of Portland’s public safety, public works, property inspectors and other field-based employees who will be equipped to wirelessly download and upload reports and data from the field.
April 12, 2006:
In Motion Technology Partners with SkyPilot Networks to Provide First Responders with Transparent Access to 4.9GHz Networks
In Motion Technology, the mobile gateway provider, is pleased to announce a partnership with SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class wireless mesh networks. The two companies provide an effective end-to-end solution for delivering mission-critical mobile broadband communications to first responders. The joint offering delivers a robust and cost-effective mobile data networking infrastructure transparently integrating best-of-breed 4.9 GHz mesh networking technology with carrier mobile data networks such as EV-DO.
April 11, 2006:
Brookline, Mass. Welcomes Its Wireless Partners
Brookline presented its finalist to build a citywide broadband-wireless network at a public hearing on Monday evening, April 10, 2006. Members of the town’s wireless committee, the winning team, and half a dozen residents lobbed questions and expressed interest in the myriad applications and services the future network will enable.
April 3, 2006:
SkyPilot Networks Surpasses 200th Customer and 10,000 Unit Shipment Milestones
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced the company has reached a series of significant milestones that include shipping its 10,000th unit and securing its 200th customer distributed across 40 countries worldwide. Soaring demand for SkyPilot solutions is being driven by a combination of service providers, municipalities and public safety agencies that leverage SkyPilot solutions to deliver a wide variety of applications including broadband data, voice over IP, public Internet access and video surveillance.
March 20, 2006:
SkyPilot Announces SkyExtender TriBand for Licensed 4.9 GHz Public Safety
and Public Wi-Fi Access
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class wireless mesh networks, today announced the SkyExtender TriBand, a highly versatile product that seamlessly integrates SkyPilot’s industry-leading 5 GHz synchronous mesh backhaul with two high-power access points, one dedicated to licensed 4.9 GHz public safety applications and one dedicated to 2.4 GHz public Wi-Fi access. The SkyExtender TriBand is purpose-built to meet the combined requirements of the public/private partnership between municipalities and service providers by supporting a mixed-use environment of municipal applications and broadband Internet access services. As part of the announcement, SkyPilot is also announcing technology partnerships with best-in-class 4.9 GHz solution vendors.
March 16, 2006:
City of Aurora Selects SkyPilot Networks and MetroFi to Deliver Citywide Wi-Fi Services
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, and MetroFi, the leader in designing, building and operating citywide Wi-Fi networks, today announced the City of Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, has selected SkyPilot and MetroFi to build out the first city-wide Wi-Fi network in the state of Illinois. The mixed-use network will provide free public Internet access within the City of Aurora as well as new public works and public safety services that will deliver dramatic cost savings reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars annually over existing wireless services.
February 14, 2006:
SkyPilot Named Technology Market Leader in Municipal Wi-Fi Mesh Networking
SkyPilot Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless mesh networks, today announced it has been ranked by Yankee Group as the leader in Technical Versatility among Wi-Fi mesh vendors. In its February 2006 report titled Myths and Realities of Wi-Fi Mesh Networking, Yankee Group places SkyPilot in the technology leadership position ahead of all other mesh networking vendors, including Tropos, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel, Strix, and BelAir.
February 13, 2006:
Telegens Selects SkyPilot Networks to Supply Jamaica with Island-wide
Carrier-Class Mesh Systems; Jamaican Wireless Internet Service Provider
Leverages SkyPilot's Mesh Network Architecture
SkyPilot Networks, the leader in carrier-class mesh solutions, today announced it has been selected by Telegens, a Jamaican Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), to provide the access, mesh network and customer premise equipment (CPE) infrastructure for broadband wireless services for business, multi-unit dwelling (MDU) and residential customers. By using SkyPilot's long-range, high-capacity 5 GHz mesh backhaul, Telegens is delivering cost-effective data, video and voice-over-IP services across substantial distances with highly reliable coverage. The use of SkyPilot's mesh network architecture provides Telegens with multi-hop capabilities to work around non-line-of-sight (NLOS) areas, a critical capability due to Jamaica's mountainous terrain.
January 31 , 2006:
SkyPilot Partners with SwiftTalk to Bring Carrier-Class Mesh Networking to Africa
SkyPilot Networks, the leader in carrier-class mesh solutions, today announced that SwiftTalk Ltd., an Internet Service Provider and network operator headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, has selected SkyPilot equipment to roll out advanced wireless voice, data and Internet access services in that country. SwiftTalk is currently deploying in three Nigerian cities: Lagos (where it operates five networks), Port Harcourt (with three networks) and Warri. Future deployments in Nigeria – some of which will involve strategic partners and alliances – will expand network coverage to Abuja , Ibadan , Jos, Onitsha and Aba.
January 23 , 2006:
SkyPilot Partners with Costa Del Sol Online SL to Deliver Carrier-class Broadband Wireless Across Western Europe
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless systems, today announced that Costa del Sol Online SL (CDSO), a multi-faceted reseller, system integrator and network operator based in Malaga, Spain, has selected SkyPilot equipment to rollout advanced wireless voice, data and Internet access services across Western Europe. CDSO’s network operator subsidiary, Bamboo Telecom , is actively deploying SkyPilot equipment to a large rural subscriber base in Malaga , Spain to deliver voice-over-IP (VOIP) and Internet access services. Based on its own success in building out a service provider network based on SkyPilot gear, CDSO is initially reselling this equipment to network operators in other regions of Spain and Holland in preparation for an aggressive expansion plan across new geographies.
December 12, 2005:
SkyPilot Expands Executive Management Team to Support Rapid Growth
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class mesh networking systems, today announced it has bolstered its executive management team with the appointment of four new senior executives, including finance veteran David Robertson as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and Marty Hahnfeld as the company’s new senior vice president of sales. Broadening SkyPilot’s deep pool of veteran industry management experience is vice president of business development Wes Schaefer and vice president of operations Allen Adolph.
September 19, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Chooses Fujitsu System-on-Chip for New Generation WiMAX Mesh Networking Solution
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless systems, and Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc., a leading provider of robust wireline and wireless solutions that boost next-generation communications networks in North America, today announced that SkyPilot has selected the Fujitsu WiMAX System-on-Chip (SoC) for a new generation of systems that will bring sophisticated mesh networking to WiMAX deployments.
September 19, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Announces 4.9 GHz Product Availability and Expands Partnerships for Municipal Broadband Wireless Market
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless systems, today announced expanded coverage with the addition of the 4.9 GHz frequency band to address the licensed US public safety market and other international markets. In addition, SkyPilot announced a series of new partnerships that will be instrumental in quickly and cost-effectively delivering low-cost, customized wireless broadband services for rapidly expanding municipal market opportunities. SkyPilot has established partnerships with Airpath Wireless, Ekahau, Funk Software, IntraISP, NetMotion Wireless, Nomadix, Padcom, PePLink, Pronto Networks, and Zcomax Technologies to ensure interoperability with the leading providers of billing and management, back office accounting, operational support systems, authentication solutions, and Wi-Fi customer premise equipment (CPE) that are vital to delivering carrier-class broadband solutions to municipal markets.
September 19, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Equips MetroFi for Municipal Broadband Wireless
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless systems, today announced it has been providing equipment to MetroFi, the leader in designing, building, and operating wireless broadband networks, to provide the mesh backhaul and subscriber access for municipal Wi-Fi services now available across the communities of Cupertino and Santa Clara, CA. By combining a 802.11b/g access point (AP) with SkyPilot’s high-capacity 5 GHz mesh backhaul, MetroFi provides cost-effective broadband wireless in dense coverage patterns.
September 19, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Sets New Price/Performance Benchmark for Municipal
Wi-Fi, Introduces Licensed 4.9 GHz Products for Public Safety
SkyPilot Networks, a leading provider of carrier-class broadband wireless systems, today announced a series of strategic technology developments and corporate partnerships that significantly enhance its broadband wireless services for the fast-growing municipal market. The company also announced its selection of Fujitsu’s WiMAX System-on-Chip that will be instrumental in delivering one of the industry’s first WiMAX mesh networking solutions.
June 6, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Expands Broadband Last-Mile Services with Additional International Frequencies
SkyPilot Networks today announced the expanded coverage for two additional 5 GHz frequency bands to allow unlicensed service to a broader list of countries. In addition to providing coverage for the 5.8 GHz (5.725-5.850) frequency band, the SkyPilot products now have the capability to cover both the 5.1-5.4 GHz (5.150-5.450) and 5.4-5.7 GHz (5.450-5.725) bands as well.
June 6, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Announces SkyExtender DualBand for Wide-Ranging Metropolitan Wi-Fi Networks
SkyPilot Networks today announced the SkyExtender DualBand, a dual-radio solution that dramatically extends the reach of Wi-Fi broadband access and greatly improves network capacity and reliability. By combining a high-power 802.11b/g access point (AP) with SkyPilot's long-range and high-capacity 5 GHz mesh backhaul, service providers and municipalities can now cost-effectively deploy Wi-Fi services over great distances for either targeted hotzones or dense, ubiquitous coverage patterns.
June 1, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Introduces Comprehensive Channel Partner Program
SkyPilot Networks today announced the introduction of a comprehensive channel partner program that will help scale the company's sales, marketing, customer service and technical support capabilities to meet rising customer demand for its robust and economical last-mile solutions. Having secured more than 100 customers in nearly 30 countries just since October of 2004...
May 23, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Joins WiMAX Forum™ and Commits to WiMAX Products
SkyPilot Networks today announced it has joined the WiMAX Forum™, an industry-led, non-profit organization that promotes the interoperability and certification of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 standard.
May 16, 2005:
SkyPilot Networks Announces $15 Million Funding Round, Names New CEO
SkyPilot Networks today announced a $15 million round of funding and that Bob Machlin has joined the company as president and CEO. Machlin, a 20-year industry veteran with a track record at several highly successful telecommunications companies, joins SkyPilot as the company expands its presence in the broadband wireless market.
November 3, 2004:
Telabria Announces Plans for UK-Based WiMAX Network; Joins WiMAX Forum and Partners with SkyPilot Networks
Telabria, the award-winning UK wireless network provider, has announced plans to build the first WiMAX network in the United Kingdom . In September Telabria joined the WiMAX Forum, the industry body formed to promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of IEEE 802.16 broadband wireless products.
June 22, 2004:
SkyPilot Networks Delivers Carrier-Class Wireless Broadband
SkyPilot unveiled its breakthrough SkyPilot system, a robust platform that enables service providers and network operators to deploy tomorrow's high-bandwidth, low-latency applications today - at highly competitive price points.
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