Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., a wireless solutions provider, announced this week that it has developed a wireless services gateway (WSG) platform, which extends its customers’ mobile systems to 4G and beyond. The WSG was developed using the Juniper Networks’ Partner Solution Development Platform (PSDP), which the company accessed by joining Juniper’s Open IP Solution Development Program (OSDP).
The new WSG (wireless service gaterway) is capable of fully supporting 4G and WiMAX access, and connectivity service networks, and its roadmap includes support for LTE evolved packet core and fixed-mobile convergence functionality. It provides a secure connection to the core network, allowing subscribers to roam between various 4G IP access networks and harnesses IP processing capabilities from Juniper. These features aim to help reduce service costs and open up additional revenue streams for carriers, while delivering an increasingly compelling user experience to mobile broadband consumers.
Harris Stratex is using the Juniper PSDP to integrate its wireless service gateway functionality directly on top of JUNOS® Software, providing a field-proven routing technology for its new IP core that provides reliable, high-speed multimedia services to mobile consumers.
“Juniper is committed to exploring new and innovative technology ideas and partnerships that will enable network subscribers to benefit from our high-performance networking solutions,” said Craig Bardenheuer, vice president of Open IP and Partnerships, Juniper Networks. “With the power of JUNOS, a single-source network operating system, and the Juniper PSDP, the joint solution will enable mobile customers to monetize their 4G networks through revenue generating services and lower transport costs.”
Juniper’s PSDP provides resources, including a software Development Kit (SDK) for carrier- grade routing platforms, with intelligent and secure interfaces to JUNOS routing and service functions, and technical and business support. With the PSDP, partners like Harris Stratex can develop and deploy the specific capabilities that are important to the success of their business models.… Read the rest
Milpitas, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 17, 2009 — Aperto Networks, a WiMAX pioneer and technology leader, announced today that Washington State-based PocketiNet Communications has chosen PacketMAX fixed WiMAX products to build a region-wide WiMAX wireless broadband network in Southeast Washington, known as the Columbia Basin area. The network went live in May of this year with launches in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla markets after over one year of testing. Prior to PocketiNet’s launch of services, residents and business in the rural tri-State area had limited broadband choices, such as costly T1 lines. PocketiNet plans to continue deploying the WiMax technology in other areas on its network in the upcoming year.
We’re pleased to offer this latest generation of WiMAX fixed wireless service to our region PocketiNet has always strived to provide innovative solutions and next-generation applications which equates to a better level of service to our customers and our testing showed that Aperto’s PacketMAX was more than up to the challenge.
“PacketMAX is the result of our over 10 years and 20 patents of pioneering leadership in WiMAX,” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Aperto Networks. “We are only able to attract quality broadband operators like PocketiNet because of our commitment to building the best and most versatile fixed WiMAX solution on the planet. And PocketiNet’s ability to close the business case with residential users proves the cost efficiency of PacketMAX.”
Aperto’s PacketMAX is available in both 802.16d and 802.16e variants, enabling customers to pick the version of solution that best meets their frequency and application needs. PacketMAX also offers a powerful network management platform with advanced features for real-time monitoring and control of all network elements. PacketMAX consists of high performance, carrier-class base stations and a broad family of cost-effective subscriber units. PacketMAX subscriber units are co-developed with and contract manufactured by Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
About PocketiNet Communications
PocketiNet Communications, Inc is a regional Internet Service Provider servicing 14 communities throughout Eastern Washington and Northeast Oregon. The company delivers business class Internet and Wide Area Network solutions to business and enterprise customers as well as a host of value-added Internet services. PocketiNet has offices in Kennewick and Walla Walla, WA and was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing advanced Internet solutions to rural communities.
Aperto Networks helps service providers worldwide profitably deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband services by building the world’s most advanced … Read the rest
The financially-troubled Winnipeg-based company caught many off guard late Monday by announcing it is building the country’s first fixed-mobile WiMAX-based network in Vancouver.
In an interview, co-chief executive officer Drew Craig said commercial service in the 2.5 GHz band will start there “by the end of the calendar year.”
However, he wouldn’t detail what kind of services will be offered to broadband subscribers in the lower mainland, except to say it will be a fixed/nomadic wireless offering, which means subscribers could have a fixed home or office modem, an outdoor modem for yards or a USB modem for laptops.
“It will be a very competitive service and we believe we’ll be able to differentiate ourselves by offering a lot of innovative products,” he said. “Vancouver is a terrific market to launch it in,” he said. “With the Olympics in Vancouver [in February], we’re very proud to be launching the network in that market.”
The company has been offering fixed wireless Internet service called SkyWeb and digital television distribution service called Stream 1 in Vancouver and SkyWeb in Manitoba for several years, so may try to offer bundled plans including TV and voice over IP home phone service. In a November, 2008 information form filed with regulators, the company said it plans to get out of wireless TV distribution and instead use WiMAX to deliver streamed TV programs to subscribers.
Craig Wireless is what’s left of a family business that once held radio and television stations. However, using older proprietary fixed wireless technology and in the face of stiff competition revenues have been dropping. So in a bid to revitalize the company and take advantage of the latest advances in WiMAX, last year it got Industry Canada approval to start exchanging its fixed spectrum for mobile spectrum in B.C. and Manitoba.
The news is more evidence of the amount of choice communication buyers have here, said Mark Goldberg, a Thornhill, Ont.-based consultant to telecom operators and enterprises.
“Already Canadians have access to types of facilities-based competition than any other country, with twisted pair, coaxial cable, fixed
Malaysia’s government research MIMOS has created the world’s first WiMax/WiFi hybrid solution.
Dubbed the “WiWi,” the solution operates on a 2.3 GHz frequency. MIMOS collaborated with WiMax companies Redtone International, Packet One Networks and Asiaspace. These companies would promote information and communications technology (ICT) through broadband technology such as WiMax.
“MIMOS WiWi is an environmentally-friendly plug-and-play instant broadband hotspot technology platform, which is the ideal solution for cheaper and more affordable connectivity per user,” said Dato’ Abdul Wahab Abdullah, MIMOS president and CEO.
This solution should become part of Malaysia’s Broadband for General Population (BBGP) initiative that is expected to reach 50% of households by 2010.… Read the rest
NMU’s WiMax network replaces its Wi-Fi network. It is accessible by students and staff who live off campus in the surrounding rural area. Some governmental entities will be able to access the network also. NMU’s WiMax is also mobile enabling network access from passing vehicles.
The iMAT allows the functionality of 4G infrastructure to greatly improve. It is also cost-efficient for network operators.
Globe Telecom’s WiMax services are an alternative to DSL and cable. The company offers a variety of consumer packages at monthly subscriber rates of P795 (approx. 16.44 USD) and P2,029 (approx. 41.96 USD).
By the end of 2009, Globe Telecom’s WiMax rollout will incorporate regions ranging from Luzon to Mindanao including: the Agusan provinces, Bataan, Benguet, Bohol, Bulacan, Cagayan de Oro, Capiz, Cebu, Compostela Valley, Cotabato, General Santos, Guimaras, Iloilo, Lanao, Leyte, the entire Metro Manila, Negros Island, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Rizal, Southern Luzon, Surigao, Tarlac and Zamboanga.
In line with President Obama’s technology initiative which focuses on establishing an effective overall communications infrastructure, which involves improving cell phone services. Wi-Ex technology grabs outdoor signal and brings it in for you to use with your cell phone, smartphone and wireless data card – extending a cell zone and increased coverage in your home office or your car
New York, NY (PRWEB) — Quantum Wireless, a division of Quantum Networks, LLC, a leading provider of 3G and 4G/Wimax wireless products, announced today it will distribute, market, sell and install the Wi-Ex zBoost product line. The zBoost line of products creates Cell Zones™ for the home, office, car, personal space and travel. zBoost reduces dropped calls and improves cell phone signal indoors, as well as increases signal and speed of aircards, EDGE and 3G technology. The relationship will help effectively bridge the technological gap between rural and urban America, a service that mirrors the goal of President Obama’s broadband stimulus initiative.
In a speech to the residents of Springfield, IL on October 10, 2007, President Obama announced his intention to “lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America.” Guided by this statement, the Obama administration allocated over $7 billion to improve wireless broadband access in un-served and underserved U.S. regions under the American Recovery and Reform Act. Finally, in June 2009, The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published the official criteria for applicants, inviting Internet service providers to offer advanced broadband in much-needed areas across the nation.
President Obama’s technology initiative focuses on establishing an effective overall communications infrastructure, which involves improving cell phone services as well. In a 2008 poll conducted by Connecting Rural America, nearly 75 percent of the participants felt the government needed to take action to improve the cell phone coverage in rural areas. In May 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a report that found mobile broadband network coverage less available in rural areas than it was in urban areas. American demand is strong for products that improve wireless service, such as the zBoost series.
lay down broadband lines through the heart of inner cities and rural towns all across America. At Quantum, we believe it is our responsibility to arm our customers with the essential tools and resources to be successful in the wireless