Nortel Networks has teamed up with Toshiba to jointly develop WiMAX base stations they will introduce early next year. The two companies plan to focus on micro base stations that can be used in densely populated regions. The stations will be based on Nortel's OFDMA technology and Toshiba's amplifier and miniaturization technology. Toshiba will begin selling the base stations in Japan by early next year while Nortel will sell the micro base stations to markets outside Japan. Nortel has been under some skepticism about its WiMAX strategy because it lost out on a key contract with Sprint Nextel. But Sprint is expected to sign on more vendors in the future.
For more about the WiMAX deal between Nortel and Toshiba:
- read this article from EE Times