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Alcatel-Lucent Helps Iberbanda Pursue VoIP, Deploy WiMAX Network

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March 11, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Helps Iberbanda Pursue VoIP, Deploy WiMAX Network

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Alcatel-Lucent reportedly is helping Iberbanda deploy its first pilot network, with WiMAX (News - Alert) 802.16-e wireless broadband technology.

The broadband services that provide wider and coverage and bandwidth up to 20 Mb/s will find WiMAX Rev-e useful as it is a wireless point-to-multipoint access solution. WiMAX Rev-e uses advanced radio algorithms and intelligent antennas for this purpose. Offering speeds of more than 100 km/h, this technology enables the integration of high security networks with true mobility solution.
To test mobile Internet access and other services – such as VoIP or video surveillance – a specially equipped bus is being driven around Iberbanda’s R&D center in Malaga. To allow visitors to experience advanced wireless technology, this bus is equipped with video cameras, screens, phones and PCs.
“Iberbanda is a WiMAX service provider of reference and offering our customers the most advanced and useful WiMax-e services available is no doubt an unavoidable step for us,” said Carlos de Castro, Iberbanda’s sales director. “This year will be our starting point to extend our product and services offering for a market launch. Our customers have the ability to take full advantage of this state-of-the-art technology.”
While the bus is moving, Iberdanda will offer many demonstrations which include Internet navigation, VoIP telephony, videoconference, private networks and video surveillance. Depending on the technology abilities and the assignment of differentiated priorities in the radio interface for the different services, this pilot will validate simultaneous use of a WiMAX network by a variety of applications.
Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has 10 networks in service out of the 35 commercial deployments it has underway. In April last year, as TMCnet reported, the company entered in to an agreement with NextWave Wireless to develop advanced WiMAX broadcast solutions for worldwide mobile operators. According to the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will integrate its WiMAX solutions portfolio with NextWave’s newly announced MXtv technology. The companies plan to perform tests with Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX infrastructure during the second quarter of 2008.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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