Alem Communications and Samsung Electronics struck a deal to have Samsung supply Alem with a complete mobile WiMAX network. Digital TV, an Alem subsidiary launched its first commercial mobile WiMAX in Almaty, Kazakhstan on May 1.
Samsung provided its field-proven 2.5 GHz mobile WiMAX solution. They’ve installed base stations, service network gateways and other service-related equipment.
“”We’re very pleased to partner with Samsung, an industry-leading mobile WiMAX provider, to bring true mobile broadband services to our customers in Kazakhstan,” Grigory Grigorov, CEO of Alem Communications, said, “We are confident that mobile WiMAX will enrich the Kazakhstani people’s access to information and communications and provide a more efficient environment for Kazakhstan’s business community.”
Alem Communications will deploy mobile WiMAX in several other Kazakhstan cities, including the capital of Astana. Mobile WiMAX provides mobility options that aren’t available in fixed WiMAX applications. USB dongles, along with WiMAX-enabled laptops will be available to the Kazakhstani people. Grigorov is right about the e-learning possibilities, and it will give users the opportunity to grow through wireless internet technology. There are also opportunities for smart grids and other technology that enables municipalities to monitor water meters, the electrical grid and live cameras at busy intersections.