NEW Energie and Nortel complete WiMAX trial

6 Apr 2006

Nortel Networks and German regional power utility NEW Energie have announced the completion of a successful WiMAX broadband service trial. The pilot, held in the North Rhine-Westphalia town of Erkelenz, lays the foundations for the commercial launch of a WiMAX service which will offer high bandwidth applications such as live multimedia streams, VoIP and internet access at speeds of up to 10Mbps. NEW Energie expects to launch in areas with little fixed broadband coverage in the second quarter of 2006, and will target first small business and home users.