Alvarion® Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it is creating WiMAX Zone Rapid Deployment Kits (RDKs) to enable carriers quick and easy deployment of broadband services in small to medium sized emerging market areas. Together with Alvarion, Intel plans to promote these RDKs at AfricaCom and assist prospective carriers with regulatory and NGO (non-governmental organization) relationships, as well as develop broadband go-to-market strategies.
The solution has been created in conjunction with the Intel World Ahead Program – a program with the objective to bring affordable technology to the next one billion people including connectivity.
Emerging market operators can benefit from the following features offered through this solution:
* Equipment to support 1-5 cells.
* 3rd party deployment, management, and training services.
* Marketing consulting support.
* Financial strategy assistance.
“Alvarion is proud to provide innovative WiMAX solutions as part of the Intel World Ahead Program aimed at improving communications infrastructure in emerging markets,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “This project further demonstrates our continuous focus and effort to provide products and solutions that specifically address emerging market needs. This also adds another dimension to our relationship with Intel as we support Intel’s unique project for connecting millions of people to the Internet.”
“Both Intel and Alvarion believe that WiMAX provides an easy to deploy solution for supporting broadband connectivity in emerging markets,” said John Davies, vice president, Sales and Marketing group at Intel and general manager of the Intel World Ahead program. “We look forward to work with Alvarion on solutions that provide great flexibility and performance needed for these kinds of projects.”