Alvarion has announced that it has been selected by Maltese wireless network operator GO Mobile for a nationwide mobile WiMAX network deployment. Using the equipment vendor’s 4Motion solution with BreezeMAX as its radio access network, GO Mobile plans to provide voice and data services using the 3.5GHz frequency band. Rollout of the network is expected to begin in the next few weeks. ‘With the challenge of expanding network service throughout the entire island, we specifically looked for a robust and feature rich solution with secure future advantages,’ said Norbert Prihoda, Chief Mobile Operations Officer of GO. ‘We chose Alvarion because it was the one vendor to answer to all our demands, enabling us to guarantee nationwide coverage for optimised broadband experience. This technology will augment our already nationwide 3G-3.5G/HSDPA wireless coverage. This underpins our multi-access nationwide data strategy with the utilisation of different technologies to provide the best value proposition for our customers. Furthermore, Alvarion’s commitment to OPEN WiMAX solutions will allow us to provide advanced and high quality service with competitive package deals, for the benefit of our customers,’ Mr. Prihoda added.
GO Mobile is required by the Malta Communication Authority to complete network rollout and provide 99% population coverage by October 2009.