Motorola, Inc. announced today that the company has deployed its first WiMAX trial network for Vietnam Datacommunications Company (VDC), a member company of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the largest Internet service provider (ISP) in Vietnam. The network allows VDC to test next-generation wireless broadband services in major cities of Vietnam and reinforces Motorola's leadership in deploying commercial and trial networks for WiMAX 802.16e technology worldwide.
The launch of the WiMAX service follows the signing of an agreement between Motorola and VDC to commence a technical and commercial WiMAX trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City last year. Under the agreement, Motorola will install WiMAX Diversity Access Points and more than 100 customer premises equipment (CPE) in the nation's two largest cities.
"Launching the trial network for Vietnam Datacommunications Company is another milestone in Motorola's long history of leading WiMAX development in the industry," said Dr. Ray Owen, head of Technology for Asia and general director of Motorola Vietnam. "The WiMAX trial further strengthens our relationship with VDC and offers more choices of broadband access to its subscribers."
Motorola WiMAX 802.16e technology enables VDC to reach a wider subscriber base in a timely and cost-effective manner, helping it to meet the growing demand for broadband services and other IP services such as VoIP. WiMAX allows more people across the country access to faster Internet connections and other advanced telecom services, contributing to the country's economic growth.
"Vietnam Datacommunications Company gains competitive advantages by being a pioneer in trialing and launching new WiMAX services, which will allow us to capture market opportunities in the next generation wireless broadband space," Mr. Vu Hoang Lien, CEO, VDC.
Motorola WiMAX solutions include a flexible access point portfolio that provides best-fit networks for operators. The solutions have a small footprint, are easy to deploy and feature technologies such as modem technology which supports advanced antenna algorithms ready for future technologies, helping operators to reduce operating expenditure (OPEX).
Motorola now has 24 contracts for commercial WiMAX networks in 19 countries around the world. For more information about Motorola WiMAX solutions, please visit: http://www.motorola.com/wimax.