While all of the attention is focused on India these days when it comes to WiMAX, Samsung made two deals to supply mobile WiMAX equipment for national networks in Eastern Europe.
Intellecom LLC in the Ukraine is deploying Samsung's U-RAS Smart CP base stations in the country's four major cities by June 2011. The operator plans to deploy WiMAX throughout the country by 2013. Samsung, like nearly all WiMAX vendors now, is offering an air interface agnostic base station, meaning operators down the line can choose to deploy WiMAX 2, 802.16m, or TD-LTE.
Intellecom currently offers fixed wireless broadband in 24 cities. Deploying mobile WiMAX will pit the company against rival WiMAX operator Ukraine High Technologies and the country's 3G operators.
Max Telecom in Bulgaria has also signed on with Samsung for the U-RAS smart base station. The operator has plans to offer nationwide coverage by 2012. The operator competes with Bulgarian WiMAX operators TransTelecom and Nexcom Bulgaria LLC.
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