San Diego, CA—March. 25, 2008—Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL.OB), a developer and marketer of wireless broadband communications devices and applications, announced a $7-million purchase order from Mexican operator Iusacell for the company’s CDU-680 dual-band CDMA 1xEV-DO Rev. A USB modem. The modem will be shipped over six- month period beginning in April 2008.
The Franklin Wireless dual-band CDU-680 USB modem, which operates in both the 800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, is available through Iusacell distributors and is the first EV-DO Rev. A modem to incorporate flash memory, a GPS receiver and a unique swiveling USB connector.
As Mexico’s only 1xEV-DO Rev. A network operator, Iusacell has embarked on a strategic and differentiating approach that focuses on mobile data products and services, which places the company as a leading-edge technology operator. Customers 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. EV-DO Rev. A supports peak data rates of 3.1 Mbps.
One differentiating feature of the CDU-680 product is the onboard flash memory, which eliminates the need for a CD or CD drive to install the factory pre-stored Connection Manager software for PC, Mac and Linux computers. Users also have enough space to store downloaded music files, documents and installation guide. Another unique feature includes a swiveling USB connector, which allows the modem to be raised vertically for improved radio frequency performance or folded away when not in use.
“With the CDU-680 USB modem, Franklin Wireless continues to push the envelope with high-end features and capabilities for wireless broadband USB modems,” said Mr. O.C. Kim, president of Franklin Wireless. “We are pleased to offer Iusacell’s users a multi-platform connectivity solution that will enable them to connect anywhere, anytime.”
Franklin Wireless products are marketed through operators and distributors. 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 operators and distributors 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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