Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent to build WiMAX Net in Chile for Telmex

Alcatel-Lucent was awarded a contract by Telmex to build a WiMAX network in Chile. The project is expected to lead to the first commercial WiMAX service in Latin America. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Telmex Chile WiMAX network will comply with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard for fixed, nomadic and mobile usage and will be deployed in the 3.5GHz frequency band using Alcatel-Lucent's 9100 WiMAX end-to-end solution. The network is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2007.

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