Lebanon’s Cedarcom, in partnership with Japanese manufacturer Kyocera Corporation, has announced the deployment of its ‘MOBI’ mobile broadband wireless access network using Kyocera’s iBurst technology. The MOBI service is available initially in Greater Beirut, Jounieh and surrounding areas, and will be expanded to Tripoli, Faqra and Faraya by the end of the year, the company said in a press release. Several internet access plans are available with a choice of downlink speeds of 256kbps, 512kbps and 1Mbps. Cedarcom plans to offer customers IP TV and other advanced data services. It is rolling out the MOBI network in partnership with ISPs Cyberia, IDM, Sodetel, LYNX and Broadband Plus, among others. Cedarcom holds a wireless data networking licence allowing the deployment and operation of a countrywide broadband wireless network. It holds concessions for spectrum in the 1.9GHz, 2.5GHz, 3.5GHz and 7.5GHz frequency bands, and provides secure wireless access, data networking and last-mile solutions to banks, ISPs, ASPs, insurance companies, universities, multi-branch offices and other customers.