WiMAX in Porto Alegre

9 Jun 2006

Technology publication Computerworld has reported that the government of Porto Alegre – capital city of Brazil’s most southernly state Rio Grande do Sul – will invest USD1.5 million in building a WiMAX network. Coverage will extend to most public buildings such as state offices, schools and health centres. The city’s own government IT and communications company, Procempa, will be in overall charge of the rollout, which will see 28 connection points established by the end of June 2006, and 350 points when the network is eventually fully deployed.