Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Alvarion Targets First WiMAX Broadband Mobility Within a Year

Alvarion expects to complete development of a mobile WiMAX solution based on the 802.16e standard within a year. The target launch in 2006 is intended to coincide with the availability of WiMAX-enabled devices such as laptops and PDAs that utilize chips currently under development.

Mobile WiMAX, as defined in the 802.16e standard, will offer mobile data solutions that deliver broadband services of several Mbps per subscriber or more with full QoS capabilities that enable applications such as VoIP.

Alvarion also has established a dedicated business unit to focus on defining the company's strategic direction and position in this market. Seven year Alvarion veteran, Zvika Harnik, former Executive Vice President and head of R&D, will lead the new unit as its President and his team will draw on the capabilities of the rest of the organization to speed product development,

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