Taiwan WiMAX win

18 Oct 2006

California-based wireless equipment supplier Proxim has won a contract to supply a fixed WiMAX network to Asia Pacific Telecom Group (APTG) of Taiwan. The network will be deployed in the city of Taichung, which is the country’s third largest city with a population of around one million. The APTG group consists of three firms: Asia Pacific Broadband Telecom (APBT), Asia Pacific Broadband Wireless (APBW) and Asia Pacific Online (APOL), with APBT responsible for the new WiMAX system. The WiMAX network will complement APBW’s existing CDMA-based cellular network, which is already carrying 3G services.