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January 7, 2009

Alvarion signs contract with VMAX Telecom to deploy mobile WiMAX

Alvarion, a provider of wireless broadband services, has signed a contract with VMAX Telecom to deploy mobile WiMAX in Taiwan, beginning in the Taoyuan and Hsinchu counties.

By CBR Staff Writer

Under the terms of the agreement, Alvarion will provide VMAX Telecom with its BreezeMAX 2500 base station, as part of the company’s 4Motion system. The new network is expected to enable VMAX Telecom to provide wireless IP services such as voice, data, video and gaming in Northern Taiwan.

According to Alvarion, VMAX Telecom was awarded a WiMAX license by the National Communications Commission of Taiwan in July 2007. The new network is expected to bring mobile internet offering targeting both businesses and homes. The service will offer broadband connectivity on-the-go with multiple form factor devices such as USB dongles, integrated access devices, and WiMAX embedded laptops.

Teddy Huang, CEO of VMAX Telecom, said: VMAX Telecom strongly believes in WiMAX as the best way to provide our customers the most advanced mobile broadband services available. We are looking forward to being the first operator to commercially deploy Mobile WiMAX in Northern Taiwan. Subscriber growth is expected to reach 500,000 in five years. Alvarion is a key partner in realizing this vision and assisting us in shaping this early adopter market.

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