Alvarion said that it was expanding its line of BreezeMAX products to include the WCS (2.3 GHz) and BRS (aka MMDS, 2.5-2.7 GHz) frequency bands for North America. Some 80 operators in 30 countries already deploy the Israeli company's WiMax-ready system, and now US carriers will be able to do the same. The platform will use the new BreezeMAX CPEs with the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface. BreezeMAX 2300 and 2500 are similar to Alvarion's BreezeMAX 3500 and will feature advanced OFDM technology, toll-quality VoIP, and will be WiMax-ready, pending WiMAX Forum Certification. The advantage of the WCS and BRS frequencies is that in addition to North America, both can be deployed in the Asia-Pacific region, Russia, and Africa.
Alvarion has proven itself to be a sure-footed leader in WiMax development and deployment around the world. The expansion of its line to the WCS and BRS frequencies would allow it to play an even more important role in the emerging US WiMax market.
For more on Alvarion's expanded line:
- see this Unstrung report