Thursday, May 17, 2007

Nortel, Toshiba to Jointly Develop WiMAX Base Stations

Nortel and Toshiba announced an agreement for the joint development of mobile WiMAX base stations for Japanese and global markets. The base stations will be based on Nortel's next-generation broadband wireless technology and Toshiba's high-efficiency amplifier and miniaturization technology. The base stations' radio module will be developed by Toshiba. Nortel will develop the digital module for the base stations. The companies plan to offer a range of small, power efficient and cost effective WiMAX base stations.

Nortel and Toshiba have jointly participated in the Japanese government's next-generation wireless trial using WiMAX solutions, and successfully completed the trial service provision in the Tohoku region of northern Japan during December 2006 to March 2007.

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