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Nortel deploying mobile WiMax in Taiwan

Thu, 10/11/2007 - 8:50am
Traci Patterson

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET), a Taiwanese telecom, is launching a mobile WiMax network across Taipei County with Nortel’s mobile WiMax portfolio.

Nortel’s portfolio, with MIMO capability, includes 16 base stations and an access service network (ASN) gateway. Nortel will also provide network management services from its global services portfolio. The company is currently conducting WiMax trials and completing network deployments in the U.S., Australia, Japan, Germany, Greece, Russia, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.

Once the network is deployed, subscribers will be able to access services such as streaming video, music, IPTV, VoIP, videoconferencing and corporate applications from nearly anywhere using laptop computers or other WiMax -compatible devices.

"Taiwan has emerged as a leader in the development of an end-to-end WiMax ecosystem," said Y.K. Tsai, GM of Nortel Taiwan. "Far EasTone's rollout of WiMax services will further the government's M-Taiwan vision of bringing readily accessible mobile broadband to the Taiwanese population."

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