Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Taiwan's Tatung to Deploy NEC's Mobile WiMAX

Taiwan's Tatung InfoComm awarded a contract to NEC for the supply of mobile WiMAX systems, which will be used for commercial service in Taiwan. NEC will deliver a total mobile WiMAX system consisting of approximately 200 base stations along with peripheral equipment to Tatung InfoComm. This marks the first order received by NEC for a commercial mobile WiMAX system.

Tatung InfoComm is an affiliate of a major Taiwanese conglomerate that focuses on broadband wireless access, while Tatung Co. operates as a leading manufacturer/seller of consumer electronics and LCDs. In August 2007, WiMAX commercial licenses were issued to six operators in Taiwan, including Tatung InfoComm.