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Monet Mobile Networks
Overview
Rural Wireless ISP Showcase and
Workshop
Federal Communications Commission
November 4, 2003
Monet Mobile Overview
• America’s first commercial launch of cdma2000
EV-DO – October 2002
• Monet currently offers EV-DO service in six
markets
• Utilize licensed spectrum in the PCS band (1.9
GHz)
• The only PCS operator to be providing “data only”
service
• Markets cover an approximate of population 1.5
million
• Mix of business and consumers
• Mix of computing devices
Six EV-DO Markets in Service
Local Coverage Areas
Duluth-Superior
Eau Claire
Sioux Falls
Fargo-Moorhead
Bismarck
Grand Forks
Monet Overview
• Strong Sponsorship: Qualcomm, Soros Private
Equity, Mayfield Fund
– Multiple rounds of equity and debt financing
– Acquired PCS licenses
• Operational Milestones
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Conducted comprehensive technology and vendor review
Completed technology trials in Port Angeles, WA
Signed infrastructure and financing agreement with LG Electronics
Launched first data-centric 1x CDMA network in Sioux Falls, SD in
2001
– Put in place multi-channel distribution network
• Launched EV-DO in 2002
– 60 Base Stations and data centers in Sioux Falls and Duluth
Nation’s First 3G Data-Optimized
Network
Duluth EV-DO Coverage
Monet Broadband Offers
Monet
Service
Plans
One time
Activation
Fee
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Service Fees
Promotion
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PLUS
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for the first
two months
with annual
commitment.
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for the first
two months
with annual
commitment.
$29.95
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Month to month
commitment
Monet’s Current Product
PCMCIA
Wireless
Modem Card
+
USB
CardReader
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Mobile
applications
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Portable
applications
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Desktop
applications
Broad Availability
Learn and Purchase online at www.monetmobile.com
Broad Availability
Multiple Distribution Channels:
• Major Retailers
• Over 50 local retail and dealer
outlets focused on consumers and
Obusiness
small
v direct sales team focus on
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small,
medium and large
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enterprise
• Two5key ISP wholesale partners
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Growing Awareness
Print
Advertising
Growing Awareness
Point of
sale
Security Bank Site – Sioux Falls
10th Street Water Tower - Fargo
Suburban Sioux Falls
Downtown Sioux Falls
Moorhead Towers – Moorhead, MN
Sioux Falls Data Center –
Caching Servers
Why EV-DO?
• Standards based technology
– Infrastructure and CPE cost curve
– Roaming – backward compatible to 1xRTT
– Operates in the licensed spectrum band
• Ubiquitous coverage
• No truck roll required
• EV-DO fulfills the value proposition for both
business and consumer segments
– Speed
– Mobility
• Time to market – EV-DO is available - NOW
For More Information
1-866-AT MONET
[email protected]
www.monetmobile.com
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