Motorola has announced that it has been selected by Worldmax to install a pilot 802.16e WiMAX network in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Motorola’s WiMAX solution will help Worldmax as it aims to realise its vision of broadband ‘on the go’.
Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO Worldmax comments: “Personal broadband is the next step in satisfying the dependency and demand for broadband internet access – it will enable our customers to access broadband services on the go. We have chosen a mobile WiMAX solution from Motorola in order to validate its technical and operational performance ahead of a wider roll-out and service launch.”
For the test network, Motorola is providing Worldmax with WiMAX equipment such as WiMAX Access Points (the WAP 400 series) and PC cards. The deployment is planned for Q1 2007 and will allow Motorola and Worldmax to assess full mobility services and the performance and commercial effectiveness of the solution.
“WiMAX will enable freedom in the way we communicate,” said Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. “As operators like Worldmax begin to pioneer new WiMAX-based services, consumers and businesses alike will experience boundary-less broadband communications – no longer tied to a home office, desk or hotspot.”
“Motorola was early to recognise the potential of an 802.16e-based WiMAX solution with mobility built-in from the start, and is committed to developing industry-leading technology and services,” added Figueroa.
To date, Motorola has announced four WiMAX contract wins and is participating in 23 WiMAX trials globally.