Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pakistan's Mobilink Launches 802.16e Mobile WiMAX Service

Mobilink, Pakistan's cellular market leader, has launched a wireless broadband and telephony service for residential and enterprise consumers based on the mobile WiMAX standard, 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e). Mobilink Infinity went live on October 22 in Karachi, Pakistan's financial capital and major business center. In its very first week, the service attracted several thousands of subscribers. Mobilink, a member of the Orascom Telecom group, estimates that the service will attract 50,000 subscribers by year-end.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it supplied Mobilink with a comprehensive WiMAX Rev-e solution including both fixed and nomadic terminal devices from various CPE partners, thanks to its Open CPE program, which is designed to ensure service provider customers have the widest possible range of interoperable end-user devices. The Alcatel-Lucent WiMAX network leverages existing sites and equipment in Mobilink's GSM network, helping to optimize deployment economics.http://www.mobilinkgsm.comhttp://www.alcatel-lucent.com


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