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First Mobile WiMAX Internet Service in the U.S. deployed
Posted: 01-Jul-2008 [Source: Alvarion]

[Alvarion announces commercial rollout of Mobile WiMAX Internet service by DBC in Jackson Hole, Wyoming area.]

Tel Aviv, Israel -- Alvarion® Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, announced today the commercial rollout of Mobile WiMAX™ Internet service by DBC (DigitalBridge Communications) offered over Alvarion’s WiMAX Forum Certified™ BreezeMAX® 2.5 GHz solution. The network is already up and running with broadband Internet to businesses and homes across Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

As part of a popular resort area drawing thousands of tourists year round, Jackson Hole's businesses, municipal offices and residents require high-speed connectivity. DBC’s new network enables wireless connectivity with full coverage for businesses and public offices, enabling employees to stay online via a mobile office in their vehicles and access to services such as video, voice, and data communications on the go. New mobile Internet service will offer consumers the benefits of anytime anywhere broadband connectivity using WiMAX PC cards in their laptops. Visitors at the resort can also use the service to send real-time pictures and movies while on vacation. Using a certified solution to build the network will allow the introduction of third party devices from the open market into the network.

“We are delighted to turn Jackson Hole into the first U.S. Mobile WiMAX community, offering true mobile broadband Internet service to both residential and business customers,” said Kelley Dunne, CEO of DBC. “Building on our strong relationship with Alvarion, we leverage the company's WiMAX innovations once again and offer the Jackson Hole area, and similar communities in the near future, advanced and affordable mobile services.”

“We are pleased to turn on mobility using our certified Mobile WiMAX solution for the first such network in the U.S together with our long standing partner DBC,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Our base station presents a robust and stable platform for the benefit of operators worldwide; and DBC’s commercial deployment of Personal Broadband applications over WiMAX is a first and most important milestone for the evolving WiMAX industry, supported by a strong OPEN™ WiMAX ecosystem.”

DBC will continue to expand its Mobile WiMAX service in the Jackson Hole area where its network reaches more than 3,000 homes and businesses, and then add mobile capabilities throughout its 200,000-household footprint.


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