AFL and Avitec Form Axell Wireless & Launch New MultiBand Repeater Platform

07 February 2008

In the summer of 2007, two leading providers of wireless coverage solutions Aerial Facilities Limited (AFL) of theUK andAvitecAB ofSweden announced that they were to merge and form one larger company. The merged company will from today be operating under one brand name, Axell Wireless (“the Company”).

The merger creates the largest European manufacturer of wireless coverage solutions, as well as the No 3 global provider. All operations will now be carried out under the new name, Axell Wireless.

The aim of Axell Wireless is to become the first choice for wireless coverage solutions on a global basis by providing an integrated range of coverage systems meeting the needs of a wide variety of customers and supporting all major wireless technologies. The 30 year pedigree of the Company means it is well qualified to help with any type of wireless coverage project across any part of the radio spectrum. Axell Wireless offers a wide range of solutions from both a mixture of both standard products and a range of platforms which can be customised to meet the precise requirements of their customers.

The new Company will be launched officially at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 11-14 February 2008 (stand 2B26). At this major event, Axell Wireless will also introduce its next generation of multi-band repeaters, the MBF (Multi-Band Fibre fed repeater). The MBF offers seamless multi band coverage in any environment including tunnels, metros, stadiums, airports and large buildings. It isspecifically designed to meet the industry’s highest standards as it offers exceptionally high output power, yet uses convection cooling, thereby significantly extending the equipment’s total lifetime and lowering power consumption.

Higher output power means a fewer number of sites are required, which in turn lowers the capital expenditure for the rollout as a whole. The MBF will be available in single, dual, tri and quad band variants and will support an increasing number of wireless technologies including GSM (900/1800), UMTS, Tetra, DVB-H, and WiFi in 2008 with others to follow. The system whilst initially available in a wall or rack mounted cabinet will also later in 2008 be available in a street furniture variant. The MBF will be managed by Axell Wireless’ market leading AEM software package.

Ian Brown, CEO comments: “Combining our product range and distribution networks under one name, Axell Wireless makes perfect sense. Our greater customer base now includes many of the major systems integrators and network operators worldwide plus a vast array of regional infrastructure organisations. Whenever companies need wireless coverage solutions, we want them to think of Axell Wireless first. We are continuing to expand our business at a rapid pace and opening new regional offices across the globe to more effectively serve the needs of our customers. In the last month we opened a regional HQ in Singapore and expect further offices to follow shortly both in Europe and the Americas. Further we are extremely excited about the launch of our new MBF multi band repeater platform at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress which we believe will set new standards for price/performance throughout the industry”.

About Axell Wireless

Axell Wireless, the largest European manufacturer of wireless coverage systems has headquarters in the UK with another major facility based in Sweden. Current regional offices include Germany, Austria, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada. Axell Wireless’s extensive R&D capabilities mean ever greater technological innovation. A wide distribution network, an extensive and expanding product range and a growing number of local sales offices make Axell Wireless a truly global player in the wireless coverage industry

Enquiries: Ian Brown, CEO (+ 44 1494 777015) or

Karolina Eklund, Marketing Manager (+ 46 84754726) or

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