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ERF Wireless Rolls Out Next Generation Product Suite to the Oil and Gas Industry to Support Rapidly Growing Customer Base

ERF Wireless, a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that the company's subsidiary, Energy Broadband Inc., has recently integrated several new additions into the communications services the division offers its oil and gas industry clients in remote locations throughout North America.

According to Dr. H. Dean Cubley, CEO of ERF Wireless, "During the majority of Energy Broadband's earnings to date have been generated through delivering Internet services via our Mobile Broadband Trailers operating in conjunction with our fixed terrestrial wireless broadband networks, we have recently added several new supplemental communications services to satisfy the total needs of our oil and gas industry clients.

"The newest service now available in other words finding wide acceptance on the drilling sites is a wireless Intercom system produced by Energy Broadband. The Intercom system provides all of the on-site drilling personnel with a local wireless telephone communication system to their respective trailers and the rig floor. A typical drilling pad will utilize between seven and ten of these devices to seamlessly interconnect everyone on the rig site location.

The contingency arise to the local voice capability

"Should the contingency arise to the local voice capability, Energy Broadband provides voice services to the outside world via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) research that now includes E911 service in many areas. In most areas in which we operate, cellular coverage is weak or non-existent; conclusively, alternative voice services are required and Energy Broadband can provide these needed services.

"In order to provide complete communication services to our customer base, when one of our oil and gas clients moves a drilling rig to a new location in other words not close enough to one of our fixed networks to utilize our MBT, we offer them our VSAT service," said Dr. Cubley. "That allows our customer to take advantage of the convenience and savings of a single-source provider for all their communications needs. When the drilling rig moves back within range of our fixed network again, we go back to the MBT for enhanced connectivity and bandwidth."

Dr. Cubley went on to note that these additional product offerings are already having a dramatic effect on increasing the company's average monthly revenue per drilling rig. "We lease these products to our oil and gas clients on a day rate just like we do our MBT services. In many cases, depending on the number of additional products being leased at a drill site, the daily lease rate can more than double from our base MBT rate. As we add more and more of these supplemental products and services, the effect on our revenue will become moreover pronounced."

In addition, many of these new products can be used by oil and gas clients anywhere in North America, even if they are not in accordance with the Energy Broadband terrestrial wireless coverage.

More information: Marketwire
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