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Motorola Selected by Craig Wireless Systems for WiMAX Network Deployment in Vancouver, B.C.
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 [Source: Motorola]

[Motorola to provide Vancouver, BC operator Craig Wireless with WiMAX solution making it Motorola's first deployment of WiMAX technology in Canada.]

Arlington Heights, IL -- The Home & Networks Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. announces it has been selected by Craig Wireless Systems Limited to build a new 802.16e WiMAX network in Vancouver, British Columbia. The system for Vancouver is the first commercial deployment of Motorola's mobile WiMAX technology in Canada, and follows up on an Industry Canada decision to award a Broadband Radio Service License to Craig Wireless (British Columbia) Inc.

Under the agreement Motorola will provide its end-to-end WiMAX solution, including base stations, wireless access controllers and an operation and maintenance center (OMC). Motorola also will provide supporting services for network design, planning, installation and optimization for end-to-end integration of the network, which will operate in the 2.5GHz spectrum band.

“The Motorola solution will enable us to hit the ground running in our Vancouver market and seize immediate opportunities to serve our customers with new mobile services and applications,” said Rod Vandenbos, president of Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. “Our customers in Vancouver will be able to enjoy fast, reliable connections to the Internet anywhere they live, work or play.”

Motorola’s WiMAX solution is designed to enable rapid implementation of voice over IP (VoIP) and broadband services such as high-speed Internet, video streaming and virtual private network (VPN) access in fixed, nomadic and mobile environments. WiMAX is a flexible technology that enables people to access high-speed, high-quality broadband wireless services wherever they are and wherever they go, providing an “always on” wireless broadband connection. Motorola’s comprehensive portfolio of customer premises equipment will give Craig Wireless access to a large selection of the most advanced end-user devices to support its services.

“This first commercial deployment of Motorola’s WiMAX technology in Canada underscores our commitment to WiMAX,” said Fred Gabbard, vice president, Wireless Networks, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “We look forward to helping Craig Wireless launch a new technology for new services in a new market, and in future markets as they expand internationally.”

For more information about Motorola’s WiMAX solutions, please visit: Visit us at 4G World in Hall F1, Booth #501, or follow us at 4G World at


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