February 2009 Blog Posts (24)

WiMAX in Japan : UQ WiMAX Service Trial Officially Launch Today

Today on February 26, 2009, UQ Communications start trial UQ WiMAX service which currently available in the 23 Tokyo wards, Yokohama, and Kawasaki. About two million entries for the “Monitor“, but only 5000 selected by drawing.Monitoring period start today to June 30, 2009



Intel Capital Corporation has 17.65% share in UQ Communications and the biggest share is KDDI CORPORATION (32.26%) followed by East Japan Railway Company(17.65%),KYOCERA Corporation (17.65%),Daiwa Securities Group… Continue

Added by bermandt on February 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

U.S. Stimulus Package may benefit rural telcos, but licensed spectrum still the key issue for WiMAX deployment

The U.S. stimulus package will award $7.2 billion for broadband, much of that ear marked for small rural telephone companies and WISPs.



We understand that a bit more than a third of the money will be administered through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), which has until Sept. 30 of this year to make awards. While rural telcos are not the only companies eligible to receive RUS money, they may be best positioned to receive it because many of them are already familiar with the… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 25, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

10Ghz band

guys help, i need wimax equipments like CPE and Sector antenna for 10 Ghz band, do you know any internet site wer in i can find it, can anyone help me pls, i really need it, If u have anything please email me at vjanmichael@yahoo.com, i really need ur help. Thank you in advance

Added by jan villanueva on February 25, 2009 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Libyamax : WiMAX Go Live in Libya

The story begun on May,2008 when Libya Telecom selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the first commercial WIMAX network based on the 802.16e-2005 WiMAX standard, in Libya.Libya Telecom planned to launch the commercial service on the network in September 2008.



Finally at the end of January 2009, Libya Telecom start to provide WiMAX service called Libyamax. Now available in Tripoli and other major cities in Libya.



Libya is North Africa’s first market to deploy WiMAX. Built by… Continue

Added by bermandt on February 24, 2009 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

City's and broadband

Do city's know they don't need money to deploy wireless broadband. Quick math what are your data cost per mo. now what are your wired phones per mo. Total those numbers. If it's a huge city, they may be spending 200.000 a mo. If you take there existing infrastructure, public safety towers, there's a savings.I would be willing to bet I could find a way to cut that number in half to 100.000 a month. Now city's can you stand a savings of 1.2 mil a year. And that's how you cant afford not to deploy… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on February 23, 2009 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

My WiMax CPE with 1.2Mbps profile

My P1 WiMax CPE



Speed test result through P1 speedometer



Speed test result through… Continue

Added by Kok Siow Wei on February 21, 2009 at 1:30am — 11 Comments

Sling Broadband Selected as Official Internet Service Provider For City of Hollywood Wi-Fi

HOLLYWOOD, FL – (January 20, 2009) – Sling Broadband, LLC One of the nation’s largest Wimax broadband network operators announced today that it has been selected as provider of wireless broadband internet service by The City of Hollywood, Florida.



Hollywood a city in Broward County, Florida, Characterized by quaint sidewalk cafés, brick lined walks and unique boutiques, shops, art galleries and dozens of excellent restaurants. The pedestrian-friendly environment is the perfect place… Continue

Added by Addiel Lopez on February 19, 2009 at 6:08pm — 5 Comments

Verizon Wireless' accelerated LTE launch puts Clearwire under pressure to roll out Mobile WiMAX in more U.S. cities

Verizon Wireless (VZW) will introduce Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in two "pre-commercial" cities later this year before a broader deployment next year, Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said this week. The LTE deployment is planned as a data service initially for laptop users, based on usage. No pricing plans were announced. The peak rate is 60Mbps, based on VZW's LTE trials in Minneapolis,MN, Columbus, OH, northern New Jersey and several European locations. Verizon CTO Richard Lynch… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

WiMAX used for backhaul in Turkey and as a private multi-service network in Egypt

I. Here's an example of WiMAX being used for backhaul in Turkey:



Proxim's WiMAX Provides Wireless Backhaul for Turkey's Largest Video Surveillance Network



This deployment is a direct result of an initiative by Turkey's Department of the Interior to roll out video surveillance across the entire country. Prior to deploying Proxim's WiMAX radios as backhaul, the city of Bodrum had attempted to utilize traditional wired telecom infrastructure for the video… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 19, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

MWC 2009 Post Vivarian

Not a post mortum, because no one died.......



MWC 2009 has been and is now gone. The girl got the hero, the lions ate the trainer, and the witch moved to Greenland.



For a bankrupt company, Nortel had a large booth, but it looked pretty empty when I walked by. Ericsson looked pretty busy, as did Alcatel Lucent, But I was only in the main hall for a few minutes on Wednesday, so that is only a snap shot impression.



As expected, a lot of cool new MID (Mobile… Continue

Added by Paul Sergeant on February 19, 2009 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

MWC 2009: WiMAXers are you listening?

Mobile World Congress 2009: A great Fare, but take with a pinch of Salt!

Feb 18, 2009

Mobile World Congress, the apex event of the year for mobile technologies is always looked at with excitement for a peek into the new technologies to follow and the roadmap for the ensuing year. The keynote based on the economic crisis appeared to provide a panacea for all the problems with Conway suggesting that the governments should look at the mobile Industry as a way out of this crisis. Not a… Continue

Added by Amitabh on February 18, 2009 at 6:42am — 6 Comments

Intel's Summary of Significant Achievments at MWC in Barcelona

On a teleconference today, Gary Willihnganz, Director of Marketing for Intel's Ultra Mobility Group, summarized Intel's significant announcements at the MWC in Barcelona. We listened very carefully to this call live and again on an archived webcast. We were looking for WiMAX related developments. We were disappointed. Instead, the clear emphasis was on OEM and software company acceptance of the AToM processor (the current Menlo and future Moorestown platforms) for mini PCs and MIDs. There was… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 17, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

3.65 GHz GPS exclusion zone friendly......Music included

I've written before about this. Could this band be controlled by GPS to stay out of exclusions zones. The reason these cpe's are such low power is they are considered mobile or portable. So if they are controlled to stay out of these zones. Could they be made more powerful.If so that will make this band more ready for prime time.witch will excellerate the deployments the final mile. I think this… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on February 15, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

WiMAX Counts Quarterly Report provides a snapshot of the global WiMAX industry

The WiMAX Counts Quarterly Report from Maravedis provides an excellent summary of key information gathered and analyzed by Maravedis' WiMAXCounts team. It contains meaningful and accurate information on applications, service offerings, ARPU, pricing and target markets. It also presents statistics and graphics of recent service provider deployments, industry trends and investments among other items.



Here's the Executive Summary:



The third quarter of… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 15, 2009 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Sprint may sell tri-mode phone in 2010 that will include VoiP over WiMAX

Sprint Nextel plans to introduce a new mobile phone next year that operates over mobile WiMAX, CDMA cellular and possibly Wi-Fi networks. In an interview conducted by Computer World, Scott Lane, director of marketing and sales for Sprint's 4G unit, stated: "The actual form factor is still being finalized. It will more than likely have Wi-Fi."



Late last year, Sprint spun off its Xohm WiMax program to the new Clearwire, but it has continued to run a 20-person unit devoted… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 14, 2009 at 2:25pm — 11 Comments

TEA Business Case Solution for LTE Networks Now Available

Pisa, Italy – February 12, 2009 – WiTech S.p.A. (www.witech.it), a leading Consulting & Engineering and Solutions company active in the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) field, today announced that LTE technology, in addition to WiMAX, is now supported in its TEA™ family of business case analysis tools.

TEA|LTE™ and TEA|WiMAX™ are powerful and unique applications that WiTech has built over five years of extensive industry experience supporting major operators and equipment suppliers in… Continue

Added by Calcagno Andrea on February 14, 2009 at 5:02am — 2 Comments

Is a Dell Smartphone a Smart Move?

Late last week, the Wall Street Journal’s Justin Scheck and Yukari Iwatani Kane reported that computer giant, Dell, is the next company to enter the increasingly crowded smartphone space. Since then, reporters across the wireless industry have been debating if this is a prudent move on Dell’s part and what a Dell smartphone might be like.



Personally, I think the competition in the smartphone space is great for the consumer. It drives innovation and forces industry titans, like RIM,… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on February 13, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mobile WiMAX has potential in Asia with 5 Types of End User Devices

In an interview today with GCT Semiconductor, several Asian countries were seen to be leading the path to mobile WiMAX. These include KT and SKT in South Korea, UQ in Japan, P-1 and Asiaspace in Malaysia, and a consortium in Taiwan (which we've prevously commented about on wimax360.com). GCT beleives that Japan Inc. is very serious about mobile WiMAX deployments and that their "execution will be fantastic."



The WiMAX Forum announced that WiMAX networks have a potential coverage reach… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 12, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

To unwire Comcast totally green

With all the unsettledness in new spectrum, devices, profiles, multi mode, multi band, one thing is for sure, devices will all have wifi. And since these devices will hand off to the stronger network, home broadband wireless. It only makes since to exploit this direction further. When you buy a device, and use it now.Anything wifi enabled. And with the cost of high power, 1000mw radios like ubiquiti bullet, nano, or pico 89 usd. the expense no longer exists. To build out a roof top hop network.… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on February 11, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Taiwan Government awards 9 certificates to 6 companies for commercial WiMAX operation- launch date yet to be announced

Some good WiMAX news from Taiwan: On February 5th, the Ministry of Economic Affairs Industrial Development Bureau "Taiwan Action Office " presented the first batch of certificates for the nationwide WiMAX network planned for Taiwan. A total of six base station and mobile terminal equipment vendors were approved for commercial WiMAX operation in Taiwan and were given certificates (see below).



Established in 2007, the "Taiwan Action Office" (referred to as IOT in Chinese) is… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 6, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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