PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 012 Smile.Communications (NASDAQ Global market and TASE: SMLC), a growth-oriented provider of communication services in Israel, today announced that it has been chosen by Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to deploy an extensive Wireless Internet Access system for the use of its doctors, staff, patients and guests.
Under the framework of the contract, 012 Smile.Communications will design, install, manage and maintain a state-of-the-art, high-speed wireless access network throughout the medical center, including in its mother and child center and residential areas as well as in the attached hotel and shopping center. It will also provide "surfing stations" throughout the campus, and support all services on a 24/7 basis.
"We are proud to add the prestigious Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to the long list of hospitals and other health establishments that have chosen 012.Smile Communications to deploy wireless access networks throughout their facilities," commented Mr. Yaron Steinberg, VP Sales of 012 Smile.Communications. "Our traction in this important sector is a natural outgrowth of the many large-scale WiFi projects that we have completed over the past two years for a broad variety of customers, extending wireless access throughout many of the Clal Health Fund's hospitals as well as to 140 branches of the Yellow convenience store chain, the Ben Gurion airport terminal, the Dizengoff Center, leading hotels, cafes and others. We look forward to leveraging our experience and know-how to bring top-quality services to Sheba."
Dr. Itzhak Zaidise, Associate Director of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, added, "The deployment of wireless Internet is another step forward according to a strategy aimed at providing all the services we can for the benefit of our patients, guests, doctors and employees. Once this system is operational, it will become easier for our patients to stay connected with the world at large -- either from their bed via a laptop computer, or via the 'surfing stations' that we are setting up throughout the campus. As such, people will be able to make better use of the time they must spend here, an advantage that we hope will help speed the healing process."
To manage Sheba's HotSpot network, 012 Smile.Communications will integrate the advanced Cisco System Management System (SSG). Among its many features, this system will enable the Company to carry out the majority of network management and troubleshooting tasks remotely from its headquarters, including the management of credit card payments for Internet access services.
About 012 Smile.Communications
012 Smile.Communications is a growth-oriented communication services provider in Israel with a leading market position, offering a wide range of broadband and traditional voice services. Its broadband services include broadband Internet access with a suite of value-added services, specialized data services and server hosting, as well as new innovative services such as local telephony via voice over broadband and a WiFi network of hotspots across Israel. Traditional voice services include outgoing and incoming international telephony, hubbing, roaming and signalling and calling card services. 012 Smile.Communications services residential and business customers, as well as Israeli cellular operators and international communication services providers through its integrated multipurpose network, which allows it to provide services to almost all of the homes and businesses in Israel.
012 Smile is a 72.4% owned subsidiary of Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. (Nasdaq: IGLD) one of Israel's leading communications groups with a major presence across all Internet-related sectors. In addition to 012 Smile, its 100% owned Smile.Media subsidiary manages a growing portfolio of Internet portals and e-Commerce sites. Internet Gold and 012 Smile are part of the Eurocom Communications Group. 012 Smile's shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
For additional information about 012 Smile.Communications Ltd., please visit the Company's investors' site at http://www.012.net
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