Thursday, August 18, 2005

Alvarion Supports Triple Play WiMAX Services in Five Kenyan Cities

Kenya Data Networks has ordered an initial deployment of Alvarion's WiMAX-ready equipment, BreezeMAX 3500, to bring WiMAX broadband services to businesses and ISPs in five Kenyan cities. Following successful commercial trials, KDN, an emerging carrier that counts among its customers all the ISPs in Kenya, has now purchased the BreezeMAX to cover the cities of Kisumu, Eldoret, Ukunda, Diani, and Malindi. KDN plans to extend services to another ten towns in the upcoming weeks and eventually to the capital city of Nairobi.

Upon completion of the BreezeMAX installation, KDN plans to offer triple play services of voice, data and video to its customers. Last year, KDN installed Alvarion BreezeACCESS OFDM and WALKair products in the 3.5 GHz frequency bands to supply highly reliable last-mile access services to Kenya's major ISP's, banks, universities, multinational corporations, and small-to-medium-sized businesses.

BreezeMAX is Alvarion's WiMAX-ready platform that uses OFDM technology for advanced non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality.

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