TROY (WWJ) — Viper Networks Inc. (Pink Sheets: VPER) Tuesday announced it has received payments totaling $655,000 from Florida-based MasTec Inc. for wireless tower wiring and electrical work done during May, June and July 2013.
As announced earlier, the Company has signed a three-year contract with MasTec (NYSE: MTZ), to help in upgrading several major carriers’ wireless networks throughout the United States.
Viper Networks started its first wireless project for MasTec in Minnesota, by employing 20 electrical wiring installers and other professionals to provide extensive installation, engineering and upgrade maintenance services in multiple locations throughout the state.
Due in part to Viper Networks’ strong performance and reliability in multiple projects throughout Minnesota, MasTec has recently awarded the company with numerous wireless cell tower projects in five more states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Viper Networks has redeployed some of the 20 contractors working for the company in Minnesota to new projects in other states. To service these ongoing projects currently in six states, Viper has also hired 15 more contractors and currently employs 35 electronic and electrical contractor professionals.
In other news, Viper CEO Farid Shouekani is expected to travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka Aug. 20 for a seven- to 10-day trip for further discussions regarding the Company’s LED pilot program in country in partnership with Apollo Metro Solutions. Product testing has been very positive and focused on the LED light and camera combination street lamps. The company expects to issue a press release update in September.
MasTec, based in Coral Gables, Fla., is a leading infrastructure construction company operating throughout North America across a range of industries. With offices in nearly every state, MasTec’s communications division provides cell tower acquisition, construction and installation, design and engineering, and ongoing maintenance services for the nation’s largest wireless service providers. More at http://www.mastec.com.
More about Viper Networks at http://www.ViperNetworks.com.