ChinaTel Group Successfully Launches Broadband Wireless Internet Access Network in Beijing for CECT-Chinacomm Communications Ltd.
ChinaTel Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CHTL) ("ChinaTel," "CHTL" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed the installation of the first phase of an Internet wireless network in Beijing. The wireless network is live and provides Internet access services across approximately100 square kilometers of metropolitan Beijing, including the 2nd Ring, 3rd Ring, CBD Commercial Zone, Financial District, Zhong-Guan Village, Wangjing Economy-Technology Development Zone, Xuanwuchun Village and Yizhuang,
ChinaTel Group acquired telecommunication engineering and construction firm Trussnet USA, Inc. in May, 2008. As previously disclosed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8K, Trussnet is a party to contracts with CECT-Chinacomm Communications Ltd., a licensed Chinese telecommunications provider, that provide for Trussnet to engineer and install a next generation wireless Internet access network that brings high-speed wireless broadband services to mainland Chinese residents, businesses and government agencies. The contracts provide for Trussnet as the exclusive contractor for the twenty-nine city China infrastructure project.
The proposed network, being constructed by the Trussnet subsidiary of ChinaTel Group, is a WiMAX and Mesh Wi-Fi network. Wireless broadband services will be provided on the 3.5 GHz radio frequency spectrum that the Chinese government has granted use to Chinacomm for its WiMAX broadband services.
WiMAX has significant worldwide support of the global tier-one telecommunication providers, including Sprint, British Telecom, AT&T, Deutsche Telecom, Clearwire and Qwest, among many others, who are all members of the WiMAX Forum, a leading WiMAX industry trade group.
China is currently ranked as one of the largest internet markets in the world and telecommunications analysts estimate demand for internet access has grown by 37% per annum over the past five years.
About ChinaTel Group Inc. (OTCBB: CHTL)
ChinaTel Group Inc. owns Trussnet USA, Inc. ('Trussnet'), a telecommunications infrastructure engineering and construction firm with principal operations in mainland China and that has entered into a partnership with a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WOFE) in the Peoples Republic of China to build and deploy a 3.5GHz wireless broadband system in up to 29 cities across the PRC with and for CECT-Chinacomm Communications Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.chinatelgroup.com.
Per: ChinaTel Group Inc. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - George Alvarez, CEO
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