Sunday, August 19, 2007

ZyXEL and Sprint Sign Deal for WiMAX CPE

Sprint Nextel has selected ZyXEL WiMAX Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for use with its upcoming WiMAX mobile broadband network. ZyXEL will join Sprint Nextel's WiMAX ecosystem partners in helping incorporate mobile WiMAX technology in a range of computing, portable multimedia, interactive and other business and consumer devices.

ZyXEL's WiMAX product line includes the MAX-100 series PCMCIA card for mobile users and the MAX-200 series CPE, a plug-and-play router designed for home users, which will be used by Sprint. ZyXEL's product portfolio on the client/terminal devices also includes an Express Card, USB dongle, SOHO router, and both indoor and outdoor CPE for mobile WiMAX applications supporting 2.5GHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz bands. ZyXEL's WiMAX product line also features the pico-cell and femto-cell base stations.

ZyXEL said its WiMAX CPE is currently in trial at more than 40 different sites throughout the world including major deployments in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. ZyXEL has also been a major contributor for the M-Taiwan project, a nationwide WiMAX deployment in Taiwan featuring its 2.5GHz micro-base stations, Element Management Systems (EMS) and ASN gateways for a total end-to-end solution.

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