Samsung given nod for EasyCall’s mobile WiMAX trial

18 Mar 2011

EasyCall Communications, a Filipino telecoms company which started life offering paging services but later migrated to internet service provision, has signed a deal with Samsung for a mobile WiMAX trial. According to the telco’s general manager, Renato Martinez: ‘Samsung is providing mobile WiMAX systems, terminals, and engineering support that will enable EasyCall to provide high-quality and high speed broadband services within the 3.4GHz band. However, the company stopped short of providing any concrete details on the timetable for the trial, or indeed the sum it intends to invest in it. The telco’s announcement follows last year’s award of 15MHz of frequency in the 3.4GHz band from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to provide wireless broadband services.