Thursday, May 24, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent to Supply 802.16e-2005 WiMAX for Primus Canada

Primus Telecommunications Canada, the largest alternative communications carrier in Canada, and Mipps, a Canadian wireless operator that acquired 3.5 GHz licensed spectrum in most major cities across Canada, have selected Alcatel-Lucent's Evolium WiMAX solution to support market trials of IEEE 802.16e-2005 WiMAX broadband wireless access service.

Specifically, Mipps will deploy the Alcatel-Lucent 9100 Evolium WiMAX end-to-end radio solution, including base stations, Wireless Access Controller and Operation and Maintenance Center. Upon successful completion of the field trial, Primus Canada, through its strategic relationship with Mipps, will provide its subscribers with broadband access to high speed Internet and data transmissions with a guaranteed level of quality.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that more than 40 operators worldwide are deploying its WiMAX equipment.