Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Intel Supplies WiMAX in the Amazon

Intel has supplied a wireless, high-speed Internet network in Parintins, Brazil -- a town on an island in the Amazon River. The project is part of the Intel World Ahead Program, an initiative in which Intel plans to invest more than US$1 billion globally over the next 5 years.

Working with the Brazilian government and business and education officials, Intel and its collaborators installed a WiMAX network for a primary healthcare center, two public schools, a community center and Amazon University. Intel also donated and installed telemedicine equipment at the health center and computer labs at the two schools. Other participants in the project included Cisco, CPqD, Embratel, Proxim and the Bradesco Foundation, as well as Amazonas State University, Amazonas Federal University and Sao Paulo University.



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