Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Siemens Supplies WiMAX for Colombia's Orbitel

Siemens Communications has installed a commercial WiMAX network in Cali, Colombia on behalf of Orbitel, a Colombian long-distance operator. The network will offer Internet access at up to 2 Mbps.
Siemens' WayMAX@vantage solution comprises base stations, modems and a monitoring and control system. Over the coming months, Orbitel will start to roll out the Siemens WiMAX technology in a further 14 major Colombian cities.

The WayMAX@vantage solution from Siemens is one of the first products to pass the interoperability tests of the WiMAX Forum's international standardization laboratory. It is certified for the WiMAX FDD 3.5 GHz system and thus ready for the future IEEE 802.16e-2005 OFDM profile and the ETSI HiperMAN standard. The IEEE 802.16 standard used today allows data transmissions at rates of up to 10.5 Mbps with a bandwidth of 3.5 MHz.


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