ARESCOM Hospitality Network Forms Systems Integrator Partnership With E-Communications & Networking

Former Wayport, STSN executives with 1,000+
hotel installations to begin deploying ARESCOM’s
wired & wireless High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) solutions

FREMONT, CALIF. / SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — OCT. 16, 2002 — ARESCOM, Inc., a global provider of
High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) equipment and related services for the hospitality, residential property, telecommunication and ISP markets, has established a Systems Integrator partnership with Salt Lake City-based e-Communications and Networking. The alliance calls for e-Communications and Networking to deploy ARESCOM’s wired and wireless HSIA solutions — free of installation costs as well as common billing and technical support headaches — in hundreds of hotels over the next two years.
Under terms of the agreement, valued at $4 million per year, e-Communications and Networking will serve as an ARESCOM Hospitality Network (AHN) Systems Integrator Partner — deploying ARESCOM’s wired and/or wireless HSIA solutions in up to 400 of ARESCOM’s client properties and up to another 150 of its own direct hospitality clients by Summer 2004.
Fremont-based ARESCOM will provide its proven AHN broadband infrastructure equipment, while
e-Communications and Networking will provide complete installation and technical support for all AHN HSIA hardware and software solutions. AHN will handle all related HSIA billing and revenue sharing and will deliver 24/7/365 professional phone support to guests and properties.
“We are very excited to have forged a strategic Systems Integrator Partnership with ARESCOM, one of the most respected broadband equipment manufacturers in the industry,” said David C. English, President of e-Communications and Networking. “By coupling our extensive experience and proven track record of hospitality network rollouts worldwide with ARESCOM’s wired and wireless HSIA solutions manufacturing expertise, our partnership is best poised to exceed the expectations of hotel owners, operators and guests alike.”
The e-Communications and Networking management team includes six former Wayport and STSN executives who played major roles in the installation and integration of various wired and wireless HSIA solutions at more than 1,000 hotels across the globe.
Dave Egan, ARESCOM Vice President of Marketing said, “An estimated 25 million business travelers — up from approximately 1.5 million just four years ago — are demanding that hotel properties offer HSIA so they can stay connected to corporate networks at speeds they recently have become accustomed to in their workplaces and homes. ARESCOM is addressing this requirement by enabling hotels to offer both wired and wireless solutions, requiring no investment or risk by the properties. With the addition of e-Communications and Networking, we have the longstanding industry connections and proven installation and support partners to provide a best-of-breed solution to hospitality.”
The ARESCOM Hospitality Network (AHN) is a simple turnkey platform providing complete wired and/or wireless HSIA solutions, as well as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Video-on-Demand (VOD) on-line access to hundreds of new DVD quality films with pause, fast forward and rewind capabilities, anywhere on the property. Other AHN services include secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) support and true plug-and-play capabilities for wired and/or wireless HSIA, VOD and VoIP — all conveniently backed by user-friendly, secure online guest billing with 24/7/365 technical support.

About ARESCOM
Founded in the Silicon Valley, in 1996, ARESCOM designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of broadband access solutions, ranging from the most sophisticated turnkey wired and/or wireless High Speed Internet Access solutions for the booming worldwide hospitality market, to state-of-the-art DSL and wireless solutions for homes and small businesses. Currently, ARESCOM’s DSL broadband access equipment is widely deployed by major telecommunication carriers, REITs, Hotels, ISPs and SOHOs throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. For more information on ARESCOM and the ARESCOM Hospitality Network (AHN), please visit www.arescom.com

About e-Communications and Networking
Based in Salt Lake City, e-Communications and Networking has become the leader in complete turnkey hospitality/MDU/PDU integration, including deployment of PNA, DSL, ethernet and wireless HSIA solutions worldwide to more than 1,000 properties and 250,000 guestrooms and conference rooms.
e-Communications and Networking offers the complete life cycle management of customers’ needs including design services, structured cabling, procurement, installation, implementation and integration,
project management, customer support and professional consulting services. For more information, please visit www.ecommnetworks.com or call 1-801-280-2029.