Omnivision recruits Posdata for WiMAX campaign

18 Mar 2008

Venezuelan pay-TV and telecoms provider Omnivision has chosen South Korean WiMAX technology vendor Posdata to expand its existing WiMAX network coverage, at a cost of around USD30 million, reports BNamericas. Posdata has agreed to supply mobile WiMAX equipment including a total of 300 base stations and around 30,000 user terminals over the next two years. By the end of 2008 Omnivision expects to have deployed 100 of the base stations in Valencia and Maracaibo. Omnivision CEO Dick Abanto told BNamericas that his company already has 64 base stations in Caracas, which were deployed by another Korean manufacturer, Samsung. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, in October 2006 Omnivision’s subsidiary Movilmax began deploying wireless broadband services based on Samsung’s WiBro platform. It began offering WiMAX services on a commercial basis in July 2007, behind its original schedule of March, but is now aiming to expand WiMAX coverage nationwide within three years and reach a total customer base of 2.5 million in five.

Venezuela, Movilmax (Omnivision)