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Dutchtone installs Foxcom Wireless solution in Dutch parliament

Contract worth a few hundred thousand dollars to Israeli-U.S. startup

Dutchtone, the third biggest mobile-communications provider in the Netherlands, has completed the installation of systems made by Israeli startup Foxcom Wireless in the Dutch parliament building.

The contract, for Foxcom's flagship product Litenna, is worth a few hundred thousand dollars to the company.

Foxcom Wireless was spun off from OnePath Networks in 1998. Its technology delivers cellular communications over optical fiber networks, resulting in improved reception and increased capacity applicable to most kinds of cellular technology.

The company's product, called Litenna, facilitates cellular reception in tunnels, parking lots, and skyscrapers. It has been installed in various skyscrapers in Israel, such as the twin Azrieli Towers, Platinum Tower, Ocif Tower, which is the highest in Israel, IBM Tower and the Israeli parliament building (which is not, it should be said, a skyscraper).

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In the last quarter of 2000 Foxcom Wireless secured $11.5 million at $57 million post-money company value.

Investors include the Apax Partners group, Israel Seed Partners, Genesis Partners, AIG Orion, Eurofund, STI Ventures, CDB Web Tech, KTB, Dain Rauscher Wessels, and Unico.

Foxcom Wireless is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. It maintains a R&D facility in Lod, Israel and employs 80 people.