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Archive for June, 2005

700Mhz Goes Commercial

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2005

  Tim Higgins says southwestern Virginia is getting commercial broadband wireless service using Flarion’s Flash OFDM. The 700MHz band is said to deliver superior in-building signals and/or goes 2-4 times further than either cellular or WiMax frequencies (at 2.5 GHz). This results in 50-75% less capital to build the same network. Aloha’s Tucson trial supports […]

Sprint + Motorola Test WiMax

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2005

  Sprint said on Thursday it agreed to run technology tests with Motorola this year and next year for future high-speed wireless networks. The collaboration is expected to spur IEEE 802.16e (2.5GHz) development, validate vendor solutions and help formulate network architecture strategies, says Motorola in a press release. The technical assessment involves lab testing of […]

Linksys Adds External MIMO Antennas

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2005

  Roger Ryder tells DailyWireless that the MIMO-enabled Linksys SRX wireless router (the ugly one with three antennas) is apparently upgrading their system to add external antennas. The new WMP54GX and WMP54GX PCI Card will include SMA connectors so you could screw in your own antenna(s). The unit will ship with 2dBi gain antennas, but […]

Alvarion WiMax CPE

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2005

  Alvarion today announced the BreezeMAX Si, a self-installable, indoor WiMAX-ready customer premises equipment (CPE). It’s based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and uses Intel’s 5116 WiMax chip. Available for customer trials later this year, the BreezeMAX Si is being demonstrated at the WCA annual show, June 29-30, in Washington, D.C. The BreezeMAX Si is […]

Ericsson + Airspan

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2005

  Airspan today announced that it has signed an agreement with Ericsson, a leading telecom supplier, to distribute and sell Airspan’s AS.MAX family of WiMAX products. The Agreement gives Ericsson worldwide rights to resell Airspan’s HiperMAX, MacroMAX and MicroMAX base-station products, as well as EasyST and ProST customer premise equipment. Airspan’s AS.MAX product family has […]

Portland Approves Wireless Cloud RFP

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 29th, 2005

  Portland’s long discussed “city cloud”, may be moving out of the talk stage and into the RFP stage. Today the Portland City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to authorize Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services to seek a contractor to build and operate a privately funded broadband wireless network, reports The Oregonian. The […]