Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent Reinforces WiMAX Open CPE Program

Alcatel-Lucent is enhancing its Open Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Program with the expansion of its relationships with two key players in the WiMAX CPE market, Intel and Kyocera Wireless.

  • Intel: Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its interoperability testing (IOT) efforts with Intel to ensure the compatibility of Alcatel-Lucent's WiMAX infrastructure with CPE and consumer electronics devices integrating Intel's latest fixed/mobile WiMAX silicon, the Intel WiMAX Connection 2250 as well as its WiMAX MIMO-capable chipset for mobile devices. Alcatel-Lucent and Intel signed a WiMAX co-marketing agreement in 2004.

  • Kyocera: Alcatel-Lucent also has signed a joint development agreement with Kyocera Wireless to collaborate on the development of end-to-end wireless broadband solutions incorporating Alcatel-Lucent's IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard WiMAX infrastructure and a variety of wireless devices from Kyocera including multimode mobile phones, non-traditional wireless devices, wireless PC cards and USB devices for PCs.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it has more than 70 WiMAX pilots and deployments across the world and 15 commercial contracts signed since the beginning of 2007.


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