Comba Telecom Maximizes iBwave Technologies and Meets High Expectations with High-Speed, High-Availability Networks

Leading global wireless solutions provider runs accurate coverage predictions and analysis and emerges as a clear winner at the 2014 “Connected Games”

MONTREAL, CANADA, JULY 31, 2014 — iBwave, the standard for in-building software and training globally, today announces that Comba Telecom, a leading supplier of turnkey wireless solutions for major global sporting events, capitalized on its design and planning tools to automate the in-building network design and planning activities, generate accurate RF predictions and optimize the coverage and capacity during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

With the eyes of the world watching, stakes were high and there was tremendous pressure on the mobile operators as on the appointed service providers, to expand and enhance the telecommunications infrastructure in time for the games. Now that the tournament is over, the official results published by SindiTelebrasil indicate strong performance from the wireless players and the record numbers of calls, photos and data exchanged during the event clearly speak to the importance of traffic demand projections and capacity planning.

“Those projects posed acute time/resources constraints and technical challenges – particularly as they involved multiple bands, operators and technologies. To guarantee success, it was critical for us to adopt proven tools and methodologies” said Johnny Brito, General Manager for Comba Telecom in Brazil. “The iBwave solution greatly benefited our teams on the ground and provided them with actionable insights. By using the simulation capabilities, they were able to deliver faster and more cost-efficient deployments, with better RF signal distribution and network quality. This was all the more important that the systems had to be robust enough to handle large fluctuations in traffic volume.”

Comba, which has established a solid track record, having deployed indoor DAS solutions for the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo as well as the Sochi Winter Games stadiums, supplied and installed iDEN/2G/3G/4G LTE and Wi-Fi turnkey DAS systems in eight of the twelve FIFA World Cup stadiums. Patrik Westfalk, Managing Director for Latin America & Caribbean fills in saying “We have adopted the iBwave platform on a global level and it has proven to be an essential tool, providing accurate results for several of our DAS implementations in countries such as Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Mexico. In the case of the World Cup, the tool was used by all our engineers as well as the experts from our main engineering partner MERIT, which played a fundamental role in the design and deployment of the stadiums”.

“It is always very exciting for us to hear that we have made a tangible contribution to the success of a big event such as this, and we want to congratulate Comba Telecom on these remarkable achievements” said Juan Felipe Gonzalez, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at iBwave. “As a global leader for in-building software solutions, our mission is to empower our customers, by providing them with the tools that they need to succeed. Comba has confirmed its abilities to deliver high-capacity services in high-density environments, and demonstrated that they are well positioned to meet the challenges and demands of the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.”


ABOUT COMBA TELECOM SYSTEMS HOLDINGS LIMITED
As one of the leading wireless solution providers in the world, Comba Telecom is primarily engaged in the R&D and manufacturing of wireless products including RRU, base station subsystems & antennas, and wireless access systems. The Group also provides complete turnkey solutions and services to its global customers. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Comba Telecom's global operations include manufacturing platforms in China, R&D centers in China and the USA, and over 40 offices worldwide. Since December 2003, Comba Telecom has been a constituent stock of the MSCI China Small Cap Index. In September 2009, Comba Telecom was named "Asia's 200 Best Under a Billion" by Forbes. Since March 2010, it has been included into the Hang Seng Composite Index Series (under the Information Technology category). In May 2011, Comba Telecom secured winning places in five categories in FinanceAsia's Top Companies Poll, namely, "Best Mid-Cap" (first place), "Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy", "Best Corporate Social Responsibility", "Best Corporate Governance", and "Best Managed Company". For further information, please visit: http://www.comba-telecom.com


About iBwave
iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: ibwave.com

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