Alvarion named as a Clearwire mobile WiMAX solution provider in Spain
Date: Wed, 10/07/2009 - 17:47
Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced it has been selected by Clearwire International, LLC, a holding entity of Clearwire Corporation, to supply its mobile WiMAX 802.16e solution for an initial deployment in Spain. Clearwire plans to offer innovative 4G services there in selected urban areas during 2010, such as high-speed internet, VoIP and video to consumers and businesses.
Under the agreement, Alvarion will supply Clearwire, its 4Motion Mobile WiMAX 802.16e solution that incorporates the WiMAX Forum Certified™ BreezeMAX platform for the 3.5 GHz frequency band. BreezeMAX is designed to optimize network efficiency and enable superior coverage. The network will be built using an all-IP, open WiMAX architecture to allow Clearwire to leverage its global ecosystem of best of breed partners and solutions.
“We believe the evolution and maturity of the mobile WiMAX standard has helped to position Clearwire as a leader in meeting the pent up demand for wireless broadband services,” said Barry West, President, Clearwire International. “Alvarion’s global WiMAX deployment experience and ability to support Clearwire’s requirements made them an obvious choice as a supplier for our services in Spain. Alvarion’s proven WiMAX solutions will serve a crucial role in helping Clearwire bring high speed wireless broadband services to our customers.”
“We are delighted to be selected by Clearwire as a key partner as it continues to drive the mobile broadband industry with its truly open Internet approach. We applaud Clearwire’s visionary approach of providing an open network access to its customers,” said Tzvika Friedman, CEO of Alvarion, Ltd. “We believe this collaboration will deliver a strong business case through Alvarion’s advanced and mature WiMAX network solution that will complement both Clearwire and its partners’ solid experience in urban and rural market execution and support capabilities. As we become part of the Clearwire ecosystem, we look forward to supporting Clearwire in accelerating innovation and ultimately redefining the value of the mobile Internet. We also hope to leverage this partnership with future Clearwire service provider partners by positioning the company to provide them with market-leading products.”
Alvarion’s BreezeMAX family of radio access products is based on fourth generation OFDM radio innovation that provides state of the art 4G functionality in one of the industry’s most deployed WiMAX platforms, with more than 250 commercial deployments in service today around the globe.