Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Russia's Synterra to Deploy Alcatel-Lucent' Universal WiMAX

Synterra, which holds a national WiMAX license for Russia, has selected Alcatel-Lucent's Universal WiMAX platform. The project will be conducted in cooperation with regional telecom operators to provide WiMAX access throughout the country. The first regional WiMAX networks should be operational in Q4 2007. Financial term were not disclosed.

Alcatel--Lucent was the winner of the tender announced by Synterra in May, for the delivery of WiMAX infrastructure -- based on the latest IEEE 802.16e-2005 standards (also called Rev-e). The new networks will be deployed by regional operators in the 2.5 GHz spectrum band.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it now has 70 WiMAX trials and deployments worldwide and 11 commercial contracts.http:/