Sunday, July 19, 2009

Alvarion and Linkem Build Mobile WiMAX for 2009 World Swimming Championship

Alvarion and Italian telecommunications company Linkem are providing wireless broadband coverage for the 13th annual world swimming championship in Rome from July 17th through August 2nd. Linkem was recently selected by the championship's organizing committee to create a wireless network using WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies in both the indoor and outdoor areas of Rome's Olympic Village. The network will provide coverage to an area of roughly 70,000 m². About 400,000 visitors, including over 1,800 journalists, from over 180 countries are expected to attend the championship at the Foro Italico stadium and enjoy a true 4G services.

The primary end user devices used for accessing the WiMAX service will include Alvarion's recently launched BreezeMAX USB device and indoor CPE. Alvarion will also enable TV coverage in the Hospitality Village booth through an outdoor CPE and camera on WiMAX feed.