Thursday, May 03, 2007

DBD Deutsche Breitband Dienste Expands Network With WiMAX

DBD Deutsche Breitband Dienste GmbH of Germany has placed orders for over 500 additional Airspan WiMAX base stations and a significant number of subscriber terminals.

DBD, Germany's first and largest WiMAX operator, provides broadband access services in the 3.5GHz band for both residential and enterprise customers. DBD has now rolled out services in more than forty networks, the largest deployment being in Berlin.

In addition, DBD is one of the first operators to deploy Airspan's VoiceMAX technology on a WiMAX network. VoiceMAX gives operators the ability to deliver carrier-grade VoIP services through a software suite that provides VoIP admission control, which monitors the user experience of voice calls over WiMAX networks. VoiceMAX enables wireless operators to prevent network congestion and prevents data traffic from degrading voice quality as the network is loaded with IP traffic.

"Airspan's WiMAX products have allowed DBD to strengthen its leadership in rolling out WiMAX broadband infrastructure in Germany," said Eric Stonestrom, Airspan's president and chief executive officer.