Bezeq launches WiMAX pilot using Alvarion solution

16 Sep 2005

Israeli incumbent fixed line operator Bezeq has announced the launch of a pilot broadband network in the underserved southern city of Rahat, using WiMAX technology acquired from wireless broadband and specialised mobile networks provider Avarion Ltd. The WiMAX solution is based on the vendor’s BreezeMAX 3500 product and will operate in the 3.5GHz range initially serving public institutions such as schools and hospitals. The WiMAX-ready platform uses OFDM technology to deliver advanced non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality to enable operators to offer broadband IP-based data and voice services over a large service area. Rahat is an underserved community in the Negev desert.