Alcatel-Lucent wins WiMAX deal in Taiwan

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom has selected communications solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent to deploy the first universal WiMAX network in Taiwan, an Alcatel-Lucent statement said.

The statement said the Alcatel-Lucent wireless broadband network will provide access for Chunghwa Telecom's customers in the central commercial district of the metropolitan area of Taoyuan county.

It will enable them to access applications such as high-speed Internet, VoIP and video streaming using computers, laptops, modems or wireless handheld devices.

According to Alcatel-Lucent, the Universal WiMAX network will comply with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 Rev-e standard for fixed, mobile and nomadic usage.

The company will supply its end-to-end WiMAX solution, to include 2X2 MIMO technology, to Chunghwa Telecom and will provide multi-vendor network integration, installation and engineering support.

Alcatel-Lucent also confirmed that it will work with local manufacturers to assist the development of customer premise equipment and is also setting up a WiMAX interoperability testing center in Taiwan.