Wireless Facilities Awarded Contract for E911 Deployment on up to 3,000 Sites by National Wireless Carrier
Under this contract, WFI will perform the engineering and installation services necessary to bring as many as 3,000 of the carrier's existing wireless sites into compliance with current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Phase II E911 regulations. WFI has commenced these services in California, Michigan, New Hampshire and West Virginia.
The FCC's E911 regulations require that wireless carriers identify to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) the location of 911 calls originating from within their networks. Phase II of the E-911 program generally requires that 911 calls be located accurately to within 50-100 meters. Many of existing wireless telecommunication facilities require the installation of new equipment, including radio and/or antenna components, in order to successfully achieve this new level of accuracy.
"WFI's strong track record on equipment overlays to provide both increased network capacity and technology upgrades made this program a perfect fit for us," said Eric M. DeMarco, President and Chief Operating Officer of WFI. "We are very pleased that a major client has entrusted to us a program critical to both public safety and FCC compliance," DeMarco concluded.
About Wireless Facilities
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Wireless Facilities, Inc. is an independent provider of outsourced communications and security systems engineering and integration services and other technical services for the wireless communications industry, the US government, and enterprise customers. The principal services we provide include the design, deployment, integration, and the overall management of wireless communications networks. We also provide communications systems engineering, systems integration, and the outsourcing of technical services such as operational test and evaluation and program management for the federal government and the design, deployment, and integration of security and other in-building systems including access control and intrusion detection for enterprise customers. The Company has performed work in over 100 countries since its founding in 1994. News and information are available at www.wfinet.com.
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This news release contains certain forward-looking statements including, without limitation, express or implied statements concerning the Company's expectations regarding future financial performance and market developments that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are only predictions, and the Company's actual results may differ materially. Factors that may cause the Company's results to differ include, but are not limited to: changes in the scope or timing of the Company's projects; slowdowns in telecommunications infrastructure spending in the United States and globally, which could delay network deployment and reduce demand for the Company's services; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer contracts and agreements; the adoption rate of new wireless data services; and competition in the marketplace which could reduce revenues and profit margins. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. These and other risk factors are more fully discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 8, 2004 and in other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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SOURCE Wireless Facilities, Inc. 03/26/2004
CONTACT: investors and media, Martha Lessa, Director of Investor Relations, +1-858-228-2328, or toll free, +1-877-WFI-INVS, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rochelle Bold, Senior VP of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, +1-858-228-2649, email@example.com, both of Wireless Facilities, Inc.