Alvarion Ltd. announced that WiMAX Telecom AG, the first pan European WiMAX carrier, has again selected its BreezeMAX 3500 expanding its WiMAX networks in Austria and Slovakia. Upon acquiring its nationwide 3.5 GHz license last year, WiMAX Telecom first began building its WiMAX network with Alvarion’s BreezeMAX and now plans to deploy more than 10,000 additional BreezeMAX PRO CPEs by the end of 2006.
“Expanding our networks using Alvarion’s WiMAX systems makes good business sense for us,” said Dov Bar-Gera, chairman of WiMAX Telecom AG. “Last year, we first selected BreezeMAX because it met our extensive requirements and rigid evaluation as a robust system to handle our sometimes inclement local weather, conditions in the landscapes of Austria and Slovakia. Building on our initial success, we look forward to additional roll outs of WiMAX services in other regions where we hold 3.5GHz licenses.”
BreezeMAX is Alvarion’s award-winning WiMAX platform designed from the ground up according to the IEEE 802.16 standards and uses OFDM technology for advanced non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality. Its carrier-class design supports broadband speeds and quality of service (QoS) to enable carriers to offer triple play broadband services to thousands of subscribers in a single base station. Since its launch in mid-2004, BreezeMAX has been successfully deployed in over 180 installations in more than 80 countries around the world.
“WiMAX Telecom is part of a new breed of ‘innovative challenger’ carriers who are leveraging the advanced technological and economic benefits of WiMAX to build broadband networks quickly and cost effectively,” commented Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “We are pleased with their success using BreezeMAX to offer broadband data and toll quality voice services to their subscribers. Our continuing innovation and leadership in WiMAX worldwide, coupled with the network building activities of forward thinking carriers such as WiMAX Telecom, means that the mass availability of broadband services and personal broadband services is fast approaching.”