Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Swisscom Testing WiMAX for Rural Internet Access

Switzerland's Swisscom says that it is testing the WiMAX wireless standard in the municipality of Boltigen in the canton of Berne. Installations in the first test households are in place and pilot trials are successfully under way. High-speed data transmission via the telephone line cannot be guaranteed in all parts of the country due to topological and technical constraints, hence the trials of the wireless option.