Nortel to develop WiMax in rural Alberta

Nortel will build a WiMax network to bring high-speed wireless Internet access to 21,000 sq. km. of rural southeast Alberta, Canada. The deployment, for the Alberta Special Areas Board (SAB), is reportedly the first commercial broadband wireless access network in Canada based on WiMax. The system will operate in the 3.5GHz spectrum band and will be available to roughly 80 percent of area residents by the end of next summer. Nortel will supply fixed WiMax base stations, indoor and outdoor customer premises equipment and wireless backhaul equipment, as well as installation and professional services. The network will equip homes and businesses in the area with fixed broadband wireless access at data rates between 1 Mbps and 3 Mbps.

For more details on Nortel's WiMax deployment in Alberta:
- check out this press release

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