Monday, June 12, 2006

Nextlink and Covad Target Broadband Wireless Access

Nextlink Wireless, a subsidiary of XO Holdings and the largest holder of LMDS spectrum in the U.S., and Covad Communications have entered into a strategic partnership that will enable Covad to deploy wireless Ethernet services nationally using Nextlink's licensed 28-31 GHz Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS) wireless spectrum.

Covad will be able to provide access speeds up to 25 Mbps per subscriber location, with low latency for real-time applications, such as VoIP.

Initially, Covad will offer enhanced broadband wireless service within its existing network in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The agreement also allows for an expansion to eleven additional major markets across the country, including Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

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