Monday, January 14, 2008

Axtel Selects Motorola for Mobile WiMAX in Mexico : Mobile Broadband News featuring WiMAX, HSPA, EV-DO, WiBro, LTE, UMB, 4G, and Mobile TV technologie

Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V. (”AXTEL”), a fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, today announced that Motorola de Mexico S.A. and Motorola Inc. have been selected as the first vendor to provide access points, core network equipment, associated services and customer devices for its initial deployment of WiMAX technology.

AXTEL will purchase from Motorola equipment to install 802.16e WiMAX base stations (access points), voice and data customer premise equipment, or CPE’s, and PCMCIA cards. Indoor CPE’s with Wi-Fi functionality and USB dongles will also be available for WiMAX. Laptops, PDA’s and handsets with WiMAX embedded chipsets should be available by the end of this year or beginning 2009.