Israeli WiMax pioneer Alvarion has selected Freescale's advanced PowerQUICC III processor for a WiMax base station designed to support both fixed and mobile broadband connectivity. Alvarion is offering WiMax solutions based on both the 802.16-2004 and 802.16e standards. WiMax is currently used for last-mile broadband access and backhaul for carrier infrastructure, enterprises, and WiFi hot spots. The technology will support personal broadband connectivity in the future, especially as its mobile version comes in during the second half of 2006.
Alvarion is already working on developing mobile WiMax solutions. Another Israeli company, Roncom, has won important contracts with leading Korean carriers to help deploy WiBro, the Korean version of WiMax.
For more on Alvarion's move
- see this Globes' report