Wind orders wireless access platform

18 Jan 2008

Cellular News reports that Japanese suppliers NEC and Sumitomo Corp. have signed a framework contract with Italian mobile phone operator Wind for the supply of NEC’s PASOLINK NEO point-to-point wireless access systems. The PASOLINK NEO is able to handle different transmission speeds and interfaces over the same platform, making it more flexible than other microwave access products and allowing easier and more cost efficient expansion of networks when operators need to increase capacity. ‘NEC has been chosen by Wind based on the quality and resilience of the equipment, and we are looking forward for a successful implementation’, said Philip Tohme, Wind’s Chief Technology Officer.