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August 10, 2009

Harris Stratex wins mobile WiMAX deal with BSNL

To supply its StarMAX WiMAX system to BSNL

By CBR Staff Writer

Harris Stratex Networks has signed a contract with Indian telecom service provider ICOMM, to supply, install, commission and maintain an IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX network for Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL).

Under the multi-year contract, Harris Stratex will supply its StarMAX WiMAX system to provide wireless mobility services to BSNL’s enterprise and retail customers in urban areas across the south Indian state of Kerala.

Under the agreement, Harris Stratex will supply its StarMAX WiMAX forum certified IEEE 802.16e-2005 base stations, along with solutions for access services network (ASN) gateway; home agent; authentication, authorisation and accounting; and network management system. ICOMM will provide customer premises equipment and subscriber units along with deployment and project management services.

The companies said that the new contract will enable broadband services to be deployed throughout the state of Kerala. This mobile WiMAX rollout is expected to be one of the biggest deployments in the world.

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Harald Braun, president and CEO of Harris Stratex, said: We greatly appreciate BSNL’s strategic leadership in India and its efforts to help the government reach its target of 20 million broadband subscribers by 2010, and are extremely proud to be a part of this very important undertaking. We are thrilled to work with ICOMM to deploy one of the world’s largest, most sophisticated 4G WiMAX networks for BSNL.

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