Alphatel Deploys Spike Technologies’ Wireless Broadband

Spike Technologies Inc. Monday agreed to offer broadband Net access via Alphatel SA, a new Internet Service Provider
(ISP) based in Argentina.

Alphatel has been awarded radio spectrum licenses in eight major cities in
Argentina, including the capital Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza
and Mar del Plata.

The deal will allow Alphatel to launch its broadband
wireless Internet access service for both business and residential locations
in these major markets for applications including Internet access, streaming
video and video conferencing.

Argentina is the second South American country to install Spike’s broadband
wireless Internet access systems. In 1997, Spike deployed systems in Caracas
and Merida, Venezuela, linking government offices, businesses, schools, and
scientific foundations in the region, including a 50-mile area in the Andes

“Spike’s broadband wireless access solution is the technology enabling our
deployment of the new high-speed information infrastructure of global
electronic business that otherwise would take years to deploy using
traditional methods,” said Carlos Zabalza of Alphatel.

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