NETANYA, Israel Alvarion Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) has been selected by Balticum TV to deploy a 802.16e BreezeMAX network in the three Baltic States; Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Phase one is already in progress and is providing primary broadband services to Lithuanian business and residential users. Alvarion is collaborating with its partner DAN Communications in this deployment.
Balticum TV is the first 3.5-GHz WiMax license holder to launch a commercial 802.16e deployment, providing voice and data services enabled by Alvarion's 4Motion system.
In a separate announcement, Alvarion said its BreezeMAX platform is being used by Metranet, a wireless specialist, to deploy a WiMax network using electromagnetic spectrum around 3.3-GHz in the UK. Metranet has gained Non-Operational Temporary license from Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK.
This is part of a SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) match-funded innovation project.