Sunday, November 2, 2008

Italy's ARIA Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Nationwide WiMAX Rev-e

ARIIA S.p.a., which holds licenses for WiMAX 3.5GHz radio frequencies across all regions of Italy, has selected Alcatel-Lucent as prime supplier for building and maintaining a nationwide WiMAX 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e) network. This first nationwide commercial WiMAX network in Italy will be one of the largest WiMAX networks in Europe. The first 130 sites will be deployed by Alcatel-Lucent in Puglia and Veneto Regions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

In the framework of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent will act as network integrator with a wide range of services such as network planning and engineering, site & technology implementation to provide a turnkey WiMAX Rev-e solution, including base stations, wireless access controllers, backhaul transport microwave equipment as well as an operations and maintenance center (OMC).