Posts Tagged ‘802.16e’

Where Does Fixed Fit? Orange Romania CEO Offers Some Answers.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

During our development of the successful Which WiMAX Are You campaign for 4G World 2009, we were reminded of an interesting interview given by Richard Moat, CEO of Orange Romania, one of the fastest growing subsidiaries of the France-based Orange Group. They are currently serving over 8 million enterprise and residential business customers, and are utilizing fixed (802.16d) WiMAX technology to provide reliable, high-bandwidth services to over 1000 enterprise customers.

Mr. Moat does an excellent job of explaining where fixed WiMAX fits in their service delivery network and draws a contrast of where the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard fits in comparison to Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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Which WiMAX Are You? Learn About the Right WiMAX Platform Choice at a Special Forum and Education Summit within 4GWorld 2009 in Chicago.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

CHICAGO - September 14, 2009 - Which WiMAX Are You?’ a Special Forum and Education Summit within 4G World 2009, opens today to inform and guide service providers, enterprise customers, analysts, and the media through the multiple standards, platform differences, and use cases that make up the 802.16 family of wireless broadband technologies.

During ‘Which WiMAX Are You’, sessions will be offered highlighting applications and deployment scenarios for the robust and reliable 802.16d specification, currently supporting the vast majority of commercial WiMAX deployments to date, 802.16e the mobile version of WiMAX designed for mobile broadband deployments in handheld devices and laptops, and upcoming versions of the standard, including 802.16m.

“There is confusion in the industry, including the media, regarding the best WiMAX technology and deployment options for service providers, enterprises, industry verticals and governments.” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member.  “‘Which WiMAX Are You?’ is an educational forum designed to help industry stakeholders understand the best WiMAX deployment scenario for their specific business plan and network needs,” he said.

‘Which WiMAX Are You?’ will be held within 4G World 2009 in Chicago at the McCormick Center Room 178B on the first floor of the West Building Wednesday and Thursday September 16 and 17, 2009. Doors will be open from 12:30pm-6:00pm on Wednesday, with a special cocktail reception from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. On Thursday, doors will open at 12:00pm through 5:00pm.

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Which WiMAX Are You?

Friday, September 11th, 2009

There is a growing debate in the media and among the service provider community on the migration to so-called 4G broadband wireless networks, as well as the technical and air interface standards required to achieve next generation in connectivity. Much of this debate revolves around the 802.16e version of WiMAX and LTE.

One of the key issues in the debate - primarily in the media and on trade show panels - is that because 802.16e was developed primarily as a mobile standard, it is automatically made synonymous with WiMAX when compared with LTE. This is a misnomer. There is more than one flavor of WiMAX that service providers, enterprises, and municipalities can use to achieve next generation networks. And whether or not 802.16e “wins” or “loses” in the market, the rest of the WiMAX family of standards has plenty of room to succeed.

For this purpose, we created a Forum called ‘Which WiMAX Are You?‘. It is designed to offer the media, analysts, service providers, large enterprises and municipalities a balanced view of where the various WiMAX standards fit in networks, and how, in many cases, different WiMAX standards can be used in the same network to achieve a reliable, cost-effective, ubiquitous broadband wireless experience in many markets and applications around the world.

We have coincided the launch of Which WiMAX Are You? to launch at 4G World Conference and Expo, to be held in Chicago, September 15-18, 2009. During the conference, we will be offering media briefings and sessions designed to present various 802.16d and 802.16e standalone and combined use cases, as well as provide economic modeling and ROI analysis to show the benefits of both - and where each fits best in the migration plans for tomorrow’s broadband wireless networks. On this blog, we’ll be offering daily posts discussing the various aspects of each version of the WiMAX standard, and where they belong in the migratory mix.

We look forward to a healthy debate - and hope you’ll join in to offer your perspective.

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Nostracom Selects Aperto’s WiMAX Solution to Deliver Wireless Broadband in Spain

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Partnership creates standards-based service for High Speed Internet across multiple regions

AUGUST 26, 2009 - GRANADA, SPAIN and MILPITAS, CA - Nostracom Telecommunications, the first national fixed wireless operator dedicated to IP-based solutions has selected Aperto Networks’ WiMAX solution for the deployment of high-speed Internet access and Voice over IP services covering the Andalusia provinces of Almeria, Granada, Jaen and Malaga.

Among the main advantages offered by this solution include broadband Internet access with real data rates in excess of 20Mb/s, resulting in faster download of Web pages, images, music and videos and the delivery of low cost Voice over IP services. Furthermore, the solution is based on a neutral model of service delivery that allows interoperability with any market operator that meets the WiMAX standards enabling multiple operators to provide services to clients simultaneously. Called “CARRIER TO CARRIER INFRASTRUCTURE,” any telecommunications operator can contract both transport services flow through secured Internet backbone network or Internet connections via broadband Network Access and then market independent services.

Antonio Tejada, General Director of Nostracom Telecommunications states, “To ensure a successful service we wanted to rely upon proven WiMAX technology to offer superior services to our residential and enterprise customers. Choosing Aperto Networks as our partner allows us to leverage their extensive experience and proven capabilities in delivering a low cost of implementation, greater coverage and a powerful high-speed connection for our partners and customers.”

The Aperto WiMAX solution, called PacketMAX, simplifies network deployment, lowers installation cost, and minimizes physical installation challenges by eliminating trenching and installation of fiber or copper. The solution also offers a powerful network management platform with advanced features for real-time monitoring and control of all network elements. Brian Deutsch, CEO of Aperto Networks, commented, “The innumerable technological benefits of Aperto’s solution and our more than 10 years of proven broadband experience have allowed our company to meet the multi-regional needs of Nostracom. The solution is flexible and extensible to accommodate future requirements that will arise for an operator such as Nostracom.” PacketMAX consists of high performance, carrier-class base stations and a broad family of cost-effective subscriber units. PacketMAX subscriber units are co-developed with and contract manufactured by Tranzeo Wireless Technologies (TSX:TZT).

Enrique Martínez de Velasco, Aperto Sales Director for Europe, further states “Aperto and our channel partner, Selesta Networks, are extremely excited to be chosen by Nostracom to deliver this network. Nostracom is a premier operator in Spain that has a great reputation and outstanding capabilities in delivering broadband data, voice and related services to both business and residential customers in the Spanish market.”

The companies Nostracom Telecommunications, Aperto Networks, and Selesta Networks announced the launch of a Center of Excellence and Reference to enable interoperability testing between multiple WiMAX vendors and certification with Aperto’s Base Stations. This initiative will enable a broader range of services and choices for the customer.

Nostracom Telecommunications, an Andalusian company with headquarters in Granada and founded in 1999, was born with the objective of providing added value services to the entrepreneurial Spaniard sector in the internet business. Nostracom is one of the leading companies specializing in engineering projects, design, deployment and operation of wireless telecommunications environments. The company is present throughout the national territory and will strengthen its presence in the coming years. Among the most important projects for 2009 is the deployment of the largest Andalusian networks of telecommunications for the transport and access of data.

Aperto Networks helps service providers worldwide profitably deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband services by building the world’s most advanced fixed and mobile WiMAX Forum Certified base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-grade WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use, and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum, as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 400 customers in 90 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information, visit us at

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