|Nortel's W-LAN solution chosen by Tapei for city-wide "M-City" project|
Posted: 20-Nov-2004 [Source: Nortel]
[Taipei "M-City" project selects Norel's Wireless Mesh Network solution to provide high-speed W-LAN broadband access to city services and key locations. ]
Taipe, Taiwan -- Taipei City's "M-City" (Mobile City) project has selected a Wireless Mesh Network solution from Nortel to provide high-speed wireless local area network (LAN) broadband access and new wireless services in Mass Rapid Transportation stations, selected commercial buildings and other key locations across the city.
The Taipei City Government evaluated numerous bidders for months before recently signing a contract with Qware, which plans to operate a wireless broadband network based on Nortel's Wireless Mesh Network solution. Qware has issued a Notice of Award to Nortel and the parties are currently negotiating a supply agreement. Qware expects to have 10,000 wireless access points in service by year-end 2005 to provide coverage for Taipei City, an area of 272 square kilometers where 90 percent of Taipei's 2.65 million people live.
For this project, Nortel will provide its Wireless Mesh Network solution, including the Nortel Wireless Access Point 7220, Wireless Gateway 7250, Nortel Optivity Network Management System, and other related network management elements. Nortel's Wireless Mesh Network solution uses IEEE 802.11 standards, allowing users with Wi-Fi enabled laptop computers or handheld computing devices to access the network without new hardware or software.
Nortel's Wireless LAN portfolio is comprised of two powerful, complementary offerings: the WLAN 2200 series, which was introduced in March 2003, and the Wireless 7200 series, the Wireless Mesh Network solution.
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