Orbitel unveils WiMAX network

7 Jul 2006

Colombian long-distance operator Orbitel has announced that it has launched a WiMAX network in the country’s third largest city, Cali. The new network provides wireless internet access using Siemens’ WayMAX@vantage solution comprising base stations, modems and a monitoring and control system. Over the coming months, the company expects to deploy similar networks in a further 14 cities. According to a company statement, the WiMAX service will offer users data rates of up to 2Mbps and will support data-intensive services such as high-quality video streaming.