Fixed line incumbent Entel Chile has announced that it will be deploying an extensive WiMAX network, using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 3500 platform. Entel plans to use the new network to offer voice and data services and extend broadband coverage to small and medium companies and corporate users in 14 cities.
BreezeMAX is designed to the IEEE 802.16 standards and uses OFDM technology for advanced non-line-of-sight (NLOS) functionality. Its carrier-class design supports broadband speeds and quality of service (QoS) to enable carriers to offer triple-play broadband services to thousands of subscribers via a single base station. Since its launch in mid-2004, BreezeMAX has been deployed in over 150 installations in more than 30 countries around the world.