Monday, December 12, 2005

Alcatel, KT to boost WiMAX cooperation

Alcatel and KT are working together to accelerate the adoption of WiMAX technology. Both companies have decided to establish a new centre in Seoul, South Korea, which will serve as a venue for conducting interoperability tests of WiBro/mobile WiMAX (802.16e) infrastructure with WiMAX-enabled devices and to showcase WiMAX technology. Both companies will also develop new mobile broadband applications that leverage the potential of mobile WiMAX for the worldwide market. Alcatel will provide the radio access and core network elements for the WiBro/mobile WiMAX reality centre, and will integrate this equipment with a set of application platforms to be used to test applications with local third party developers. The centre will be linked to the KT R&D Center to facilitate testing of the convergence of fixed and mobile broadband applications and to evaluate the experience of end-users. KT offers wireline and wireless telephony, high-speed internet data, and satellite communications services. Alcatel provides communications solutions.