Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Alcatel to Resell Alvarion's WiMAX

Alcatel has signed an OEM agreement to resell Alvarion's WiMAX-ready solution based on WiMAX 802.16-2004 ("Rev d") standard. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As a first positive market recognition of this new OEM agreement, both companies also disclosed today that Alcatel has been selected to run several WiMAX pilot deployments in Europe. Among those, one will be delivered to TDF (the French broadcast service provider) and RATP (the Paris public transport agency) in France.

  • In January 2005, Lucent Technologies plans to integrate WiMAX technology, based on the IEEE's 802.16 standard, through Alvarion's BreezeMAX line into its "Accelerate" Next Generation Communications Solutions portfolio, which includes Lucent's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution. Specifically, Lucent will team with Alvarion to deliver a converged networking solution to service providers that includes the seamless interoperability of WiMAX, 3G mobile (CDMA2000 and W-CDMA/UMTS), WiFi and wireline networks. Additionally, as part of this initiative, Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will provide a comprehensive suite of deployment, maintenance, and professional services to support WiMAX infrastructure and applications, further extending LWS' multi-vendor services capabilities in important growth markets.

  • In July 2004, Siemens Information and Communication Networks selected Alvarion as supplier for the BreezeMAX 3500 solution - the first product Alvarion introduced as part of its recently launched WiMAX Platform. The BreezeMAX platform is a carrier-class IEEE 802.16/HiperMAN-compliant system for the residential and business wireless DSL, MDU/MTU, hotspot backhauling and home networking markets. The BreezeMAX platform is designed to support WiMAX certified CPEs, which will incorporate the Intel WiMAX chip set as they become available in the market. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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