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Crossover signs major deal with Manitoba NetSet to deploy SAF Microwave Network

Wireless Fiber Backbone makes NetSet the largest Fixed Wireless Provider in Province

April 12, 2011, Toronto, Canada - Crossover Distribution.com Corporation, a leading value-added distributor of wireless broadband technologies, today announced that it has signed a contract with Manitoba NetSet Ltd to deploy SAF Tehnika's CFIP Lumina microwave radios across the province of Manitoba.

Manitoba NetSet has been awarded funding from Industry Canada as part of Canada's Economic Action plan to extend its fixed wireless broadband coverage to the underserviced and un-serviced regions of the Province. The program has allocated $225 million over a three year period to qualified service providers in an effort to increase broadband connectivity to citizens, businesses and institutions in rural Canada.

Manitoba NetSet is building a Carrier Class, Gigabit Ethernet network throughout the province using SAF's next generation CFIP Lumina licensed microwave technology. The contract calls for the addition of 200 microwave links, making NetSet the largest fixed wireless broadband service provider in the province and ensures that broadband services will be available to rural communities, farmers and small business entrepreneurs across Manitoba.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Crossover and SAF on this very exciting project", commented Charlie Clark, President of Manitoba NetSet Ltd. "Crossover's wireless broadband expertise and SAF's reputation as a leading global manufacturer of microwave solutions are the key reasons for this partnership."

"Crossover has been involved in many wireless broadband projects across Canada over the past several years and we are thrilled to be selected by NetSet for this project," said Darin Gibbons, Vice-President of Crossover. "We believe that NetSet's approach to delivering on Industry Canada's mandate will ensure that the citizens of Manitoba have real, affordable, high speed broadband for many years to come."

"It's a pleasure to be associated with creative, forward thinking companies such as NetSet who are truly committed to improving the lifestyle of Canadians from all walks of life," added John Taylor, President of Crossover.

The SAF CFIP Lumina platform is a gigabit Ethernet microwave solution that is ideal for Mobile Operators and Internet Service Providers who are building star, ring or mesh metro Ethernet or carrier class networks. The Full Outdoor (FODU) design approach with fiber optic interfaces allows service providers to cost-effectively deliver voice and data services to their customers and provides scalability as their network grows.

About Manitoba NetSet Ltd.

Manitoba NetSet is a joint partnership of seven of the leading fixed wireless operators in the Province. Headquartered in Brandon, Manitoba, Manitoba NetSet has locations in Winnipeg, East Selkirk, The Pas, Pine Falls, Gimli and Beausejour and provides fixed wireless broadband services to over 300 communities in the Province. With a focus on rural markets, the 2011 NetSet build out becomes Manitoba's first true 4G network based on the WiMax platform. Supported by a fully redundant network of SAF Gigabit Ethernet licensed microwave links, the network covers an area of over 1250,000 sq. kilometers and provides 4G fixed broadband service with network speeds in excess of 40 Mbps using 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum.

Subscribers to the network will enjoy low monthly fees with generous data limits allowing full advantage of the high capacity service without incurring expensive overage charges. Residential subscribers will experience speeds three to five times faster than today's 3G cell based offerings. The new network will also provide its enterprise clients throughout the Province with dedicated speeds of up to 300 Mbps and a full suite of VLAN, WAN, voice and data services.

For more information, please contact:
Charlie Clark, President
Manitoba NetSet Ltd.
Phone: 1-204-578-5600
Email: cclark@mbnetset.ca
URL: www.mbnetset.ca

About Crossover

Crossover Distribution Corp is a value-added distributor of wireless broadband, in-building cellular, telecom and VoIP technologies to the North American marketplace. These technologies are purchased by telephone companies, internet service providers, cable TV operators and a national network of integrators, certified dealers, value-added resellers and contractors.

Crossover provides full service sales, engineering, technical support and logistics for their key vendor partners. Crossover has a breakthrough, secure, password protected partner portal website that resellers can use to place and track orders, as well as review ordering history and pricing rates. With warehouses located in Toronto, Ontario, and Newark, New Jersey, Crossover offers North American coverage and smooth order fulfillment.

For more information, please contact:
Darin Gibbons, Vice-President
Crossover Distribution Corp.
Phone: 1-866-616-5111 x1801
Email: dgibbons@crossoverdistribution.com
URL: www.crossoverdistribution.com

About SAF Tehnika

SAF Tehnika JSC is a Latvian (Northern Europe) designer, producer and distributor of point-to-point digital microwave data transmission equipment. SAF Tehnika products provide wireless backhaul solutions for high capacity Ethernet and digital voice transmission to mobile and fixed network operators, data service providers, governments and private companies. The company provides an important part of the telecommunications infrastructure to customers in over 100 countries worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Kristaps Rikans - Sales Manager North America
SAF Tehnika JSC
Email: kristaps.rikans@saftehnika.com
URL: www.saftehnika.com


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