Houston, Texas, United States, July 25, 2012
Infrastructure Networks Rolls Out The First LTE Network For Critical Infrastructure In The Heart of The Permian Basin
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, has announced that it recently deployed 5 LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband coverage sites in the Permian Basin area of West Texas. These are the first LTE sites to be exclusively dedicated to the needs of Critical Infrastructure entities, and their launch makes Infrastructure Networks one of only a handful of companies, including Verizon, AT&T and Metro PCS, to operate an LTE network in North America.
Traditionally, retail and consumer based providers such as Verizon have not focused their coverage on less populated rural areas. However, those remote areas, such as the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale in Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota, are often home to a heavy concentration of Critical Infrastructure operations. This lack of adequate coverage has created a window of opportunity which has motivated Infrastructure Networks’ initial efforts.
Houston Business Journal, June 15, 2012
Houston Companies Look to Deliver Cutting-Edge 4G LTE Technology to Remote, Oil-rich Areas.
Backed by recent infusions of capital and a growing customer base, Houston-based Infrastructure Networks, Inc. is rapidly rolling out cutting-edge cellular data technology in a race to be among the first to bring 4G LTE (long-term evolution) technology to the oil and gas sector.
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Houston, Texas, United States, May 9, 2012
Infrastructure Networks Inks Broadband Spectrum Contract for Bakken Shale Area
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, has announce that it signed an agreement to purchase broadband spectrum in the Bakken Shale area of North Dakota.
The Bakken Shale occupies approximately 200,000 square miles beneath the Williston Basin in portions of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan. The formation was first described by geologists in the early 1950’s and has been producing oil since that time. It was considered an insignificant resource by most experts however, until rock fracturing technology became available within the last decade. Producing just 3,000 barrels a day in 2005, production rates had reached 458,000 barrels a day by the end of 2010. Advances in technology have led many energy industry veterans to estimate that there is currently as much as 10 to 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the play, which could be producing up to a million barrels a day by 2020. It has also been estimated that the formation could hold as much as 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Based on these huge expectations, energy industry players have rushed to the area in the last few years. There are now over 6,000 active wells in the area, making it the most active oil and gas play in the United States.
Houston, Texas, United States, May 02, 2012
Infrastructure Networks Signs Spectrum Lease Agreement In Eagle Ford Shale Area of South Texas
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a long-term de facto lease agreement for broadband spectrum which covers large portions of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
The Eagle Ford Shale play trends across Texas, with the most active regions extending from the Texas-Mexico border far into Southeast Texas. The entire play is typically considered to extend into East Texas, roughly 50 miles wide and 400 miles long, with a thickness of between 250 and 400 feet at a depth of 4,000 to 12,000 feet. By the close of the first quarter of 2012, there had been some 3,649 well permits issued in the play, with 954 oil wells and 578 gas wells on schedule. Over the past few years, hundreds of companies – including the largest players in the energy industry – have poured thousands of personnel and hundreds of millions of dollars into the region. However, reliable communications have been a challenge in the often extremely remote area. This exclusive spectrum agreement will allow Infrastructure Networks to provide dedicated wireless broadband services over licensed spectrum into these currently under-served fields.
Houston, Texas, United States, March 12, 2012
Infrastructure Networks, a Houston, Texas-based provider of broadband wireless networks to Critical Infrastructure Industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Judith A. McHale to its Board of Managers. Ms. McHale brings a unique realm of experience to the Infrastructure Networks board, with more than 30 years of experience in private investment, global telecommunications and international diplomacy.
Currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cane Investments, LLC, a private investment company focused on providing early stage capital and strategic advice and assistance to start-up companies around the world, Ms. McHale is the former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in President Barack Obama’s Administration. In this position, Ms. McHale oversaw the operations of the Bureaus of Education and Cultural Affairs, International Information Programs and Public Affairs, with an annual budget in excess of $1.3 Billion. As a senior officer in the Department of State and a principal advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ms. McHale played a key role in a number of critical bi-lateral strategic dialogues, helping to lead dialogues with Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. She also worked closely with the White House and the National Security Council to develop a coordinated approach to global strategic communications across multiple government departments and agencies including the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and US/AID.