Sunday, May 13, 2007

Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park Selects Alvarion's Mobile WiMAX

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has selected Alvarion's 16e-based all-IP 4Motion OPEN WiMAX solution to provide Mobile WiMAX services across the campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The mobile WiMAX network will co-exist with the current Wi-Fi network. The deployment will serve two purposes on the campus, both providing wireless services over WiMAX and allowing the institute to conduct Mobile WiMAX research. After the network is deployed, Alvarion will provide professional technical assistance to aid the research and development of WiMAX services over the new network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Alvarion said it continues to contribute to the "M-Taiwan" project, which aims to provide ubiquitous broadband throughout the island nation. The main goals of the M-Taiwan initiative include elevating Taiwan to being one of the top five countries in the world for Internet penetration, while becoming one of the top ten countries in the world for low online access fees. In addition, the project is aimed at improving the broadband and wireless infrastructures in the country's remote areas to help bridge Taiwan's digital divide.

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