Monday, October 17, 2005

Siemens WiMAX Update

Siemens and Start Telecom have signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of the first commercial broadband wireless access network in Russia based on the WiMAX technology following the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. Under the agreement Siemens Communications will deliver the high-tech SkyMAX solution, including base stations, end devices as well as a NetViewer monitoring and control system. Start Telecom will carry out testing of the Siemens equipment in Moscow and offer commercial WiMAX services to its customers starting from 2006, as broadband Internet access and data transmission at up to 75 Mbps, video-on-demands, video streaming or Voice over IP with a guaranteed level of quality.