Monday, May 22, 2006

Motorola Supplies 802.16e WiMAX in Pakistan

Motorola has been selected as primary supplier to Wateen Telecom, part of Warid Telecom International, to plan, design and deploy a nationwide wireless broadband voice and data network in Pakistan, with initial deployment to be completed by the second half of 2006. A portion of purchase price will be financed by Motorola. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 802.16e-based MOTOwi4 WiMAX access network and subscriber units will enable Wateen Telecom to offer broadband data services covering residential and corporate voice, Internet access, corporate IP VPN and public hotspots.

Integration with Motorola's IMS solution will enable Wateen Telecom to offer consumers voice services using VoIP, including enhanced residential voice features such as caller ID, voice mail and call forwarding. Differentiated services such as pre-paid and simple web-based subscriber account management are also included. For business customers, Wateen Telecom will offer a hosted VoIP solution with traditional business PBX and IP Centrex voice services such as conferencing, integrated with services that include find me/follow me and PC desktop integration.

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