Westell Selected by Transit Wireless to Support 2017 New York City Subway Project

AURORA, Ill., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL), a leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions, has been selected by Transit Wireless to provide cabinets and integration services to expand their 2017 communication infrastructure used in the New York City Subway system.

Transit Wireless operates the shared wireless infrastructure that connects 277 underground stations in the New York City Subway system. While AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers enjoy commercial wireless services underground, Transit Wireless also delivers Wi-Fi services, 4.9 GHz band public safety communications, and other operational communications.

Since 2012, Westell has performed full system integration for the wireless access-point cabinets used throughout the New York City Subway system. The access-point cabinets provided by Westell are IP66 compliant cabinets and contain Westell’s Ethernet switch for network connectivity and power to the wireless radio equipment and IP cameras used in the network.

“Westell has been integral in understanding and meeting the needs of Transit Wireless’ complex wireless network, all while quickly working to resolve any issues that may arise in the process,” said William A. Bayne, Jr., CEO of Transit Wireless. “Integrating multiple technologies into the same cabinet enclosure enables us to maximize space capacity in an efficient and cost effective manner.”

Westell performs full system integration for all wireless access-point cabinets provided to Transit Wireless. This service includes system integration, assembly, and compliance testing that enables simple installation and turn-up.

“Westell is proud to be a part of this continuing deployment,” said Eric Swanson, Vice President and General Manager of Communication Network Solutions at Westell. “New York City subway riders experience unparalleled wireless and Wi-Fi service thanks to Transit Wireless.” 

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About Westell Technologies
Westell is a leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions focused on innovation and differentiation at the edge of communication networks where end users connect. The Company's comprehensive set of products and solutions enable service providers and network operators to improve performance and reduce operating expenses. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more information, please visit westell.com.

About Transit Wireless and Transit Wireless WiFi™
Transit Wireless was formed to meet the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) requirement to develop a shared wireless infrastructure within the underground stations of the New York City subway to provide commercial services for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless customers. The company designed, built, financed, operates and maintains a highly resilient wireless network supporting consumer connectivity, business connectivity, transit and public safety communications needs by operating on all primary licensed cellular bands, public unlicensed bands and the 4.9GHz public safety band. Transit Wireless built the Transit Wireless WiFi™ network within the underground subway stations, an initiative that has been recognized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as the “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment." Transit Wireless’ quality management system is ISO 9001:2008 certified by American Global Standards, LLC. Transit Wireless is a BAI Communications company, part of a global enterprise that designs, builds and operates highly accessible communications networks for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. For further information about Transit Wireless go to: www.transitwireless.com.

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