Alcatel-Lucent to build WiMAX network for Telmex

21 Feb 2007

Alcatel-Lucent been contracted by Telmex to deploy what it calls Latin America’s first ‘commercial universal WiMAX network’ in Chile. The new network will provide full coverage for Telmex’ corporate and residential customers in 24 major cities across the country, giving them access to broadband wireless applications such as high speed internet, video streaming and voice over IP (VoIP). The Telmex Chile network will comply with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard for fixed, nomadic and mobile usage and will be deployed in the 3.5GHz frequency band using Alcatel-Lucent’s 9100 WiMAX end-to-end solution. The network is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2007.

Chile, Alcatel-Lucent, Telmex Chile