San Diego—Feb. 18, 2008— Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL.OB), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, announced Venezuelan CDMA 1xEV-DO Revision A operator Movilnet is offering the Franklin Wireless CDU-680 mobile broadband USB modem as a primary mobile broadband connectivity product to customers.
The CDU-680—the first EV-DO Rev. A modem to incorporate flash memory, a GPS receiver and a unique swiveling USB connector—is selling through Movilnet and its distributors. Franklin Wireless has a long-standing relationship with Movilnet as the operator has sold the CCU-550 and CDU-650 EV-DO modems before settling on the CDU-680 as its primary mobile broadband product.
Movilnet is the first operator in Venezuela to introduce an EV-DO Rev. A network in Venezuela and their network offers significantly faster download speeds at a peak data rate of 3.1Mbps. Users can send and receive email with large file attachments, receive and send high-resolution pictures and video and wirelessly connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere.
“The fact that Movilnet continues to rely on us as a mobile broadband partner is a testament to the exceptional quality of our products,” said Mr. OC Kim, President of Franklin Wireless. “We are pleased to offer Movilnet’s customers a multi-platform connectivity solution that will enable them to connect anywhere, anytime.”
Franklin Wireless products are marketed through distributors, as well as directly to operators and end users. The company offers a full range of mobile broadband solutions for CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev.0 and Rev. A operators as well as WCDMA solutions that include HSDPA/HSUPA for worldwide broadband carriers.
About Franklin Wireless
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL.OB ) designs and markets wireless broadband high speed data communication products such as 3rd generation (“3G”) wireless broadband modules and modems to end users and wireless companies in North and South American countries. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Franklin Wireless, please visit www.franklin-wireless.com
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