Alvarion announced it has shipped 5,000 BreezeMAX PRO subscriber units, out of 10,000 ordered since it became available in September 2005. As the market’s first customer premise equipment (CPE) integrating the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface chip with Alvarion’s enhanced WiMAX technology, BreezeMAX PRO’s advanced features offer a high level of modem performance plus a full suite of networking capabilities. This CPE is part of the BreezeMAX commercially available system, designed according to the 802.16-2004 standard, for which Alvarion intends to seek certification from the WiMAX Forum as quickly as possible.
Alvarion’s BreezeMAX platform has been designed from the ground up according to the IEEE 802.16 WiMAX standards and will support fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile applications. Alvarion has leveraged its full range of technical and market expertise to become a strongly positioned vendor offering comprehensive, feature-rich solutions with fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile capabilities from a single platform. More than 130 operators have deployed Alvarion’s BreezeMAX infrastructure in its first year on the market, another clear indication of operators’ confidence in WiMAX technology.
As a founding member of the WiMAX Forum with a position on the Executive Board and active participation in many technical working groups, Alvarion has been involved since 2002 in advancing the WiMAX standards, including 802.16-2004, which was ratified in June 2004 and the 802.16e standard, which is nearly ready for ratification.
It is the advanced state of our current platform, our well-defined roadmap and our strong financial condition that has given dozens of operators the confidence to move forward with commercial deployments over the past several months,” said Tzvika Friedman, CEO of Alvarion. “The initial orders for the BreezeMAX PRO aptly represent the latest example of this confidence in action.”