Lucent, Nortel win WiMAX contracts in Taiwan

Lucent and Nortel announced they too have won mobile WiMAX business with Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET). The news followed Motorola's major infrastructure win with FET. Nortel's deal also is part of FET's M-Taiwan project. In addition to FET's involvement in the M-Taiwan initiative, the company is one of the winners of the WiMAX radio frequency spectrum in Taiwan's recent license bid. Taiwan plans to roll out WiMAX commercial services in 2008 with six licenses issued to mobile operators in July 2007. Lucent won two contracts to support high-speed services to mobile users on the freeway between Taipei and Taoyuan International Airport. Lucent said its contract represents the largest portion of FET's overall WiMAX deployment.

For more about Nortel's and Lucent's deal with FET:
- check out this release from Nortel
- read this release from Lucent