Bharti Airtel awards Alvarion WiMAX deal

17 Jun 2008

Israeli WiMAX specialist Alvarion has announced that Indian telco Bharti Airtel has signed a contract with it to expand its WiMAX network for business users across key cities in India. In 2006 Alvarion deployed Airtel’s first WiMAX network across major cities of India for enterprise customers. Based on this experience, Alvarion was awarded this latest expansion order. Airtel plans to provide additional enterprise customers the advantages of the technology by offering last mile connectivity for MPLS/VPN/Internet leased lines and other data services. Talking about the contract, Don Price, Director Technology of Bharti Airtel said, ‘Our deployment with Alvarion, the largest WiMAX pure player, offers our customers long-term business success and guarantees advanced services at competitive prices. These products are specifically adapted to the technical requirements in India and offer extended coverage for leveraging the opportunities that the fast growing Indian market offers.’

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