Alcatel-Lucent wins WiMAX network deployment in California

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Craig Wireless, a telecomms services provider, to build a new WiMAX network in Palm Springs, California based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e) WiMAX standard.

Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will provide its end-to-end WiMAX Rev-e solution, which is designed to enable rapid implementation of VoIP and broadband services.

This will including base stations, wireless access controllers and an operation and maintenance center and is the first commercial deployment of the company's WiMAX technology in North America.

As part of the deal, the company will also provide network design, planning, installation and optimisation for end-to-end integration of the network, which will operate in the 2.5Ghz spectrum band.

No financial details were revealed.