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LightPointe, GCI Science & Technology to Pursue China Market for Wireless Backhaul Solutions

LightPointe has signed an agreement with GCI Science & Technology Co., Ltd. to purchase and distribute its fourth-generation free space optics wireless bridges and millimeter-wave e-band 4G/LTE backhaul radios in China.

“We are excited that a major public corporation in China, recognized as one of the leaders in CDMA and GSM mobile telecom products and services, has selected LightPointe technology for rollout to key enterprise and 4G carrier customers,” stated Heinz Willebrand, president and CEO for LightPointe, in a company statement. “With a market cap of over CNY$2 billion, experience in telecom manufacturing, system engineering, distribution, and broadband network deployment, GCI is well positioned in China and already has key relationships with such leading companies as China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom.”

“After a thorough review of available wireless backhaul technology partners, and numerous meetings with both free space optics and millimeter-wave companies in the United States, we chose LightPointe due to their broad range of point-to-point wireless bridges, their performance and feature advantages, quality U.S. and Germany components, and leadership position in many parts of the world,” said Qiyue He, president of GCI, in a press release.

LightPointe produces all three of the leading wireless bridge technologies, including free-space optics bridges, 60/70/80- GHz backhaul solutions and patented hybrid optical radios, which combine the advantages of laser transmission with RF backup for up to 99.999 percent reliability. The company’s point-to-point solutions are designed for enterprise building connectivity and for 4G/LTE carriers in their small cell backhaul infrastructure.