First International Telecom has chosen Motorola to deploy a WiMax network in northern Taiwan. Fitel and Motorola have teamed together in the past.
Fitel will offer commercial WiMax after the network in certified by the National Communications Commission in March. Motorola deployed base stations for Fitel in 2008. Motorola will now design, supply and deploy a comprehensive WiMax network that is fast to market and turnkey solution to meet the operators needs.
“The high-speed mobile data service is a fast growing market for operators. The new mobile broadband network based on WiMAX technology will enable FiTEL to offer services such as mobile digital entertainment and low-cost broadband access, fulfilling customers’ needs and creating new revenue streams,” said Ms. Min Yu Chang, chairwoman of FiTEL. “We are impressed by Motorola’s advanced WiMAX solutions and their dedicated and professional servicing team. They ensure a fast and smooth deployment of such a sophisticated network. High performance and reliable services are important to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.”
Motorola has helped three of the six operators with WiMax licenses launch networks in Taiwan and is one of the fastest growing WiMax markets. FarEasTone and Global Mobile are two operators that have launched WiMax networks in the Asian country. Alvarion recently set up a Interoperability Testing Lab in Taiwan, allowing companies to send their products in country instead of outsourcing and thus, saving on shipping costs.
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