Monday, October 9, 2006

BelAir's WiMAX Mesh Roadmap to Expand to 802.16e

BelAir Networks outlined its strategy and product roadmap for its WiMAX mesh portfolio. The company currently utilizes 802.16d WiMAX radio modules operating in the 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz bands. These modules fit in its BelAir100 and BelAir200 mesh nodes and have been deployed by current spectrum holders for mesh backhaul between nodes. In June of this year, BelAir's module became the first and only FCC-certified WiMAX mesh product.



BelAir now plans to expand its WiMAX portfolio to include 802.16e. The company will deliver 802.16e radio modules for use in both backhaul and access applications. BelAir plans to use Intel's latest 802.16e technology to deliver 802.16e mobile WiMAX basestations. The new 802.16e modules, operating in the 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz bands, will fit in the BelAir100 and BelAir200 mesh nodes as card upgrades. Carrier trials are slated for mid 2007 and general availability is expected in the second half of 2007, in line with widespread adoption of WiMAX-based devices.

http://www.belairnetworks.com

  • Earlier this month, BelAir Networks, a start-up based in Kanata, Ontario, raised $21.4 million in venture funding for its mobile wireless broadband mesh network solutions.


  • In June 2006, Fujitsu Network Communications announced plans to offer a metro wireless mesh solution for North American telecom carriers, cable/MSO operators, utilities and municipalities, based on BelAir Networks' platform.

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