Alvarion to install Balticum TV's WiMAX network

28 May 2008

Israeli vendor Alvarion has been contracted by regional TV and telecoms provider Balticum TV to build a 802.16e-standard WiMAX network in the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The first phase of the deployment to provide broadband services to business and residential users in Lithuania, is already underway.

Balticum TV is the first 3.5GHz WiMAX licence-holder in the region to launch a commercial 802.16e network. CEO Virginijus Jurgelevichius said, ‘We are excited to be the first to offer the citizens of Lithuania the benefits of the latest technology together with the WiMAX leader Alvarion…Following successful trials with excellent results, we are confident that Alvarion’s 802.16e network will increase broadband access with unmatched coverage, and provide a flexible platform to enable more advanced…services in the future.’

Lithuania, Alvarion, Balticum (Lithuania)