Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Nortel Cites Customer Gains for its MIMO-powered WiMAX

Nortel said its MIMO-powered WiMAX systems recently have been selected by NEW Energie in Germany, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and National Taiwan University in Taiwan, and Telefónica Móviles in Mexico. NEW Energie has completed a WiMAX broadband service trial in the town of Erkelenz in North Rhine-Westphalia, laying the foundations for commercial launch. For the trial, Nortel worked with German communications consultant tkt teleconsult to deploy a WiMAX network that allowed NEW Energie to provide broadband wireless connections to a selection of small businesses and consumers at speeds of up to 10 Mbps.

Nortel has expanded its product portfolio to deliver mobile MIMO-enabled WiMAX products in the 1.5, 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands. Nortel is also launching WiMAX demo centers and interoperability labs.

In addition, Nortel's fixed WiMAX solution supplied by Airspan, recently achieved the designation of WiMAX Forum Certified based on the defined Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) system profile operating in the 3.5GHz frequency spectrum.