Adam and Alvarion team for fixed WiMAX deployment 

19 Aug 2009

Israeli WiMAX vendor Alvarion has signed an agreement with Adam Internet, an Adelaide-based broadband reseller, to help the latter develop a fixed WiMAX deployment across Adelaide, CommsDay reports. The network development has the backing of both the Federal government and the South Australian administration. The network will utilise the 5.8GHz frequency, and is expected to be completed within 15 months; under the plans it claims more than 350 internet blackspots, where approximately 55,000 premises are unable to obtain an ADSL connection, are expected to receive coverage. Scott Hicks, Adam’s managing director, has also revealed that the new wireless network will use existing infrastructure where possible and will be carrier-independent, using the company’s existing fibre backhaul and mobile towers as base station points. The project will be part-funded by the South Australian government, which will contribute AUD3 million (USD2.47 million), while Adam has set aside a further AUD12 million. Hicks added: ‘The service is going to be comparable to ADSL2 speeds; we are going to be limiting it to a 12Mbps service, and that’s what the large proportion of our customers will achieve from day one.’

Australia, Alvarion