Today Announced a Partnership to Deliver Enhanced
High Speed Internet Access Solutions to Strategic
Markets in Mexico
|Bethel, CT and Mexico City – January 12, 2004—
Merlot Communications, Inc., and iFone, S.A. de C.V, today announced an
agreement whereby iFone will offer the Merlot VROOMServiceTM
High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) product to strategic Mexican markets.
iFone will introduce, exclusively, the Merlot solution in Mexico. According to Jose Colagrossi, Merlot Vice President of Worldwide Sales, "We chose iFone because of its extensive expertise in the telecommunications industry, its relationships with local Mexican carriers and resellers and its strong interest in seeing Merlot HSIA equipment succeed in their market. We believe iFone's understanding of customer requirements for HSIA coupled with their knowledge of how to apply the Merlot technology to those needs will make them very successful in selling our products."
Antonio Treviño, iFone president and CEO, said “The agreement with Merlot supports our mission to provide convergent technology solutions to allow people and companies to access a new global economy that is ubiquitous and geographically disperse. The distribution of Merlot products in Mexico requires the resources that we have, and the strategic customers for the Merlot VROOMServiceTMHSIA are in our market.”
The Merlot product is a new offering for the Mexican market. “Merlot VROOMServiceTM enables High Speed Internet Access in any kind of building. The first market segment we will focus on is hotels and motels, and shortly, we will market to hospitals, construction companies, malls and universities too,” said Marco Gutierrez, iFone Business Development Director.
The Merlot VROOMService solution uses a property’s existing telephone system wiring to provide guaranteed high bandwidth connections to the Internet while allowing simultaneous voice communications. The telephone wall jack in each room is simply replaced with the Merlot LapJack™ wall plate, which is quickly connected to the existing telephone wiring. Merlot’s solution is different from others in that the Merlot LapJack receives its power over the same wires that carry the high-speed data, and the technology guarantees fixed bandwidth of 10 Mbps to each user on the system.
About Merlot Communications
Merlot Communications, Inc.
VP of Marketing
4 Berkshire Boulevard
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
(203) 730-1791 ext. 309
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