Redline wins national WiMAX network deal in Tanzania -- Hotspot, Redline Communications and RapidCloud to install WiMAX Forum Certified™ network to cover six major centres -- Toronto, ON, November 14, 2007 -- Redline Communications Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX access and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced that Hotspot Business Solutions ("Hotspot"), a regional telecommunications provider in Tanzania, has selected Redline's RedMAX products for the country's first national WiMAX network. Hotspot will launch the first phase of its WiMAX network, on November 15th, delivering commercial WiMAX services to Dar es Salaam, the country's premier commercial centre, and Mwanza. The first phase will also include the deployment of a RedMAX network in Arusha in December 2007. Hotspot expects to increase the number of its subscribers in these regions by up to 60 per cent over the next two-years. The second phase of the Hotspot RedMAX deployment will begin in January 2008, and will bring WiMAX services to the capital city of Dodoma, as well as Morogoro and Zanzibar. With its six-city WiMAX network, Hotspot will be able to deliver high quality voice, video and data internet services to government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and residents across Tanzania. "This is a great milestone in Tanzanian history. By launching WiMAX in the region, we have become a catalyst for positive change," said Emmanuel Nyaki, Chief Executive Officer of Hotspot. "With Redline's extensive experience installing OFDM and WiMAX systems, we will be able to quickly deploy our network and deliver revenue-generating broadband services. In addition, with Redline's solution, our network can support a much greater capacity of subscribers than with other technologies, allowing a much faster return on our investment – a return we hope to realize within the next eight to 10 months." Hotspot selected Redline after a comprehensive review of four leading WiMAX companies. Under the terms of the agreement, the Hotspot WiMAX network will be closely managed and coordinated by RapidCloud Technology (Pty) Ltd ("RapidCloud"), a Premium Redline Certified Partner and major systems integrator that provides local logistical and post-sales operational support to the Hotspot and other RedMAX network installations in the East Africa region. Hotspot and RapidCloud have previously installed Redline's AN-30e to connect Hotspot's existing satellite network. "Hotspot is the latest example of a company that has trialed Redline's products and chosen RedMAX for its wide scale WiMAX commercial deployment in a fast-growing emerging market," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline. "We expect that with its professional network planning and solid business model, Hotspot will join the many RedMAX customers with commercial deployments that are already generating revenues to fuel the further expansion of their networks." "Wireless broadband service providers must balance their customers' expectations of high-quality broadband service against the reality of its cost," said Malcolm Clark, Managing Director, RapidCloud. "With RedMAX, Hotspot meets its customer expectations, while avoiding expensive infrastructure investments, allowing for more growth and deployment opportunities." To celebrate their WiMAX launch, Hotspot is hosting a press conference on November 15th, 2007 at 6:45 pm at the Kilimanjaro Kempinski hotel in Tanzania. At the event, the following persons will be available to provide information on the Hotspot RedMAX deployment: Daniel Noni, Operations Manager, Hotspot Simon Wilder, Managing Director, Europe and Africa, Redline Malcolm Clark, Managing Director, RapidCloud My Take: - If this were to go down as planned Tanzania will make that extra leap towards digital community and make a stride in communication transformation of the country. - We will make a leap just like we did from analog to cellular phones where by most people in the country leaped the analog dial completely. This means, Tanzania who never had a dial up internet will skip the dial and head directly to wireless - For us here at JF, the leap and the change will be of particular significance; new membership and exchange of ideas will reach more people than before. - The only obstacle that the people who provide wireless service will have to overcome is the question of energy. Is there a way of charging laptops through solar power? Is there a way of chargin batteries through a fuel generator?