KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IceWEB, Inc. (OTC BB:IWEB; Graeme Gibson, Chief Technologist of IceWEB, Inc. today announced the launch of a major project to provide high capacity fiber and microwave service at the Kansas City International Airport (“KCI”) maintenance base. The service will support Aviation Technical Services, Inc. -- (ATS). In late December, ATS announced it is locating an over 600,000 square-foot operation at the “Super Hanger” space near KCI Airport. The aviation maintenance company, which is based in Everett, Wash., plans on having 175 to 200 workers at the facility within the first 12 months of operation, with more than 500 working at the facility over the next three to five years.
Some of the overriding considerations for ATS were carrier diversity, low latency and the ability to service everything from one unified network. In addition the company plans both fiber and wireless operations at the facility, as well as a deploying a server room. Gibson explained, “Because ATS will be adding many jobs and network drops based on their growth projections, there was a need to establish services quickly, wireless can do that. As the company grows at this location we will eventually transition it to fiber. According to CTC Executive VP Larry Levin “CTC owns the KC NAP so we have the ability to put the same addresses and data on either pipe and provide true diversity of connection to as many as 27 potential carriers and private address space to cabinets at the data center itself”.
According to ATS Representative J. Burgess “We are very pleased to have a company like CTC who can do highly complex projects like this on a short timeline. Their wireless technology can be deployed in days whereas fiber construction would take months. We need get to work now, with the confidence that when the fiber option is needed it will be ready. Then the wireless path will become a backup, insuring that we are always on-line and ready to serve our customers.”
Gibson added “Service will initially be deployed from our offices at Oak Tower downtown over licensed microwave to the North Kansas City transmitters and then relayed by the revolutionary Ubiquity air Fiber® to the roof of the complex.” This will allow the radio link to eventually scale up to 1.4 Gigabit service, although the initial deployment service will be slower.” IceWEB's subsidiary CTC is one of the few companies that can provision fiber and wireless at comparable speeds," said Harold Compton, Sr., IceWEB, Inc. CEO.
“airFiber” is a registered trademark of Ubiquity Inc.
About IceWEB, Inc.
IceWEB is a provider of wireless and fiber broadband service, co-location space and related services and the operator of a Network Access Point (“NAP”) where customers directly interconnect with a network ecosystem of partners and customers. IceWEB also manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with IceWEB´s proprietary IceSTORM™ storage management software, providing enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers. Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB´s unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management. For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit www.ctcwi.com and www.IceWEB.com. To become part of the Company's e-mail list for industry updates and press releases, please send an e-mail to ir@IceWEB.com.
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