Alvarion has announced that NGI, part of the BT Italia Group, is expanding its network using its BreezeMAX Extreme 5000, which it claims is the industry’s first 802.16e WiMAX solution for licence-exempt frequency. NGI’s network, operating in the 5.4GHz licence-exempt band, provides high-speed broadband services to Italian residential and business customers in underserved areas.
NGI has offered broadband services to Italian residential and business customers since 1999 and currently provides wireless services to 20,000 customers. The new expansion will occur in Lombardia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Liguria, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Valle d’Aosta and Piemonte regions, covering approximately 100,000 sq km, targeting locations that are not already covered by or receive DSL services. The expansion of the network will be implemented with the BreezeMAX Extreme solution.