Broadband Briefs for 8/15/07
* Digitel signs on as Navini VAR
By CED staff
Navini Networks has entered a partnership with Digitel in which the latter will resell and distribute the former’s 802.16e Mobile WiMAX systems. Target customers will be rural/independent telcos. Digitel will be able to provide turnkey RF network design and installation, tower site selection, and IP network engineering, including end-to-end network design, planning and deployment.
* Hopi Telecom chooses Occam for network overhaul
By Traci Patterson
Hopi Telecommunications Inc. (HTI) has chosen Occam Networks Inc.’s Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) equipment to overhaul its network from legacy equipment to POTS/DSL/T1 solutions. HTI - which provides telecom services to about 2,000 Hopi Tribe subscribers in Arizona - will deploy Occam’s BLC 6150-01 and BLC 6151-01 Lifeline POTS blades, BLC 6246 and BLC 6252-02 ADSL2Plus with Lifeline POTS blades, and the BLC Emergency Standalone (ESA) blade.
* Alvarion garners FCC certification for 5.4, 5.3 GHz bands
By Mike Robuck
Alvarion Ltd. said that regulators in the United States and Canada have granted new certifications to its BreezeACCESS VL multipoint wireless broadband solutions operating in the 5.4 GHz and 5.3 GHz license-exempt frequency bands.
The new certifications represent the company's compliance with the new Dynamic Frequency Selection requirements intended for preventing disruptions to military radars and enabling license-exempt fixed wireless broadband operators to increase their 5 GHz spectrum capacity significantly. BreezeACCESS VL is OFDM-based, allowing for non-line-of-sight operation to reach more customers in each cell. It covers all the unlicensed bands in the 5 GHz band and provides advanced quality of service functionality.