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|Subject: FUTR Buys Software Licenses||Date: 11/15/2000 11:22 PM|
|Author: sunrayman||Number: 6 of 6|
KANATA, Ontario, Nov 9, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CrossKeys Systems Corporation
(Nasdaq:CKEY)(TSE:CKY.) announced today the sale of a license for CrossKeys
Dyband(TM) software to IFX Corporation (Nasdaq: FUTR), based in Miami, Florida.
The agreement, worth approximately US $350,000 in the first year, is the largest
single deal for CrossKeys Dyband software to date. With CrossKeys Dyband
software, IFX will be able to manage its extensive Latin American network
services in real-time, reduce congestion and grow its network efficiently.
IFX has one of the most extensive pan-regional platforms for providing Internet
Protocol network connectivity and a broad range of value-added services to
businesses in Latin America. IFX will deploy CrossKeys Dyband software to manage
a total bandwidth of 1.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
"We will be using CrossKeys Dyband for real-time bandwidth management throughout
our network," said Daniel Salama, Chief Technology Officer, IFX. "We wanted an
effective means to address congestion without having to purchase new pipes into
the network backbone. After our review of competing products, we believe
CrossKeys offers the solution that can best scale to the size of our network."
The IFX product offering to the corporate marketplace includes: region-wide
wholesale and private label Internet access, dedicated fixed wireline and
wireless Internet access, unlimited dial-up roaming access to IFX Network's
Points of Presence through the region, web-design, web-hosting and collocation,
dial-up local area network (LAN) services as well as VPN services, e-commerce
solutions and full technical support. The IFX network currently covers 15
countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the
"CrossKeys Dyband software is the cost-effective solution for managing last-mile
access for ISPs on either end of the size spectrum," says Steve Getz,
Vice-President Broadband Access Management, CrossKeys. "IFX is an exciting
company with plans for aggressive growth. This sale demonstrates we can manage
the larger ISPs and that they can depend on our ability to scale our solution to
match their growth."
CrossKeys Dyband software is a unique broadband access management product that
addresses the key "last mile" issue facing cable, digital subscriber line (DSL),
satellite and wireless service providers -- how to deliver consistent, reliable,
high-speed service to home users, home offices and businesses and maintain
With CrossKeys Dyband software, ISPs can dynamically manage bandwidth, support
more subscribers on existing broadband connections, offer unlimited tiers of
service and gain real-time and historical visibility into service performance.
These capabilities allow ISPs to improve the profit potential of their core
business by increasing service revenues, reducing operations costs and
delivering consistent high-speed service that meets customer expectations.
About IFX Corp
IFX (www.ifxcorp.com) (NASDAQ: FUTR) is a Miami-based network company that has
created one of the most extensive pan-regional platforms for providing Internet
protocol network connectivity and a broad range of value-added services to
businesses in Latin America. Offerings include region-wide wholesale and private
label Internet access, dedicated fixed wireline and wireless Internet access,
unlimited dial-up roaming access to IFX Network's Points of Presence throughout
the region, web-design, web-hosting and collocation, dial-up local area network
(LAN) services as well as VPN services, e-commerce solutions and full technical
support. The IFX network currently covers 15 countries.
IFX is a shareholder in Tutopia.com, which pioneered free Internet access on a
regional basis starting in January 2000 and operates in 10 countries. IFX also
has holdings in other Latin American Internet businesses, Yupi Internet Inc.
("Yupi") (www.yupi.com) and ePagos.com, Inc. ("ePagos") (www.ePagos.com).
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