Alvarion enables voice services over WiMAX

WiMAX pioneer Alvarion yesterday announced the availability of a primary voice service over WiMAX networks enabled by the latest edition of BreezeMAX. This is good news for consumers in under-served areas, and for providers looking to offer voice services and broadband in places with little or no existing telecom infrastructure.

As important, the company says that its voice and broadband data WiMAX networks can be built quickly and without significant investments in a complete VoIP implementation because it may be deployed using the existing TDM infrastructure capacity of V5.2 legacy switches. This is even more good news to incumbents (ILECs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) as they can now adopt WiMAX as their basic network strategy.

Alvarion has been leading the WiMAX market since its inception, and now claims to have the most widely deployed WiMAX system in the world.

For more on Alvarion's voice services over WiMAX:
- see the company press release