Spanish WiMAX Coverage to be Expanded
Published on: 26th May 2009
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Alvarion has won a contract from Spain's Iberbanda to expand the current WiMAX network at 3.5GHz in Catalonia. The expansion results from a tender won by Iberbanda to supply WiMAX services to the Government of Catalonia.
As a result of this deployment, these provinces will double their broadband capacity, specifically in rural areas. Using Alvarion’s innovative technology, Iberbanda will double the offered throughput to its end users.
“This contract is another key milestone in our long standing partnership with Alvarion. Our team conducted several successful tests together with the Government of Catalonia for this specific implementation before awarding the expansion to Alvarion,” said Mr. Ricardo Gomez Villagran, CEO of Iberbanda. “This project reflects Iberbanda’s continuous commitment to bring its customers the latest advanced broadband services and applications. Alvarion’s unparalleled experience in WiMAX network deployments with end-to-end solution and support capabilities makes them the ideal partner for this deployment.”
Iberbanda covers near 30% of Spain with very singular projects: Andalucia, Castilla y Leon, Navarra, Cataluña with more than 800 WIMAX base stations that almost fully covers those territories.