Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced it has been selected by Adam Internet to deploy a WiMAX network across metropolitan Adelaide, Australia. Adam Internet is building a wireless broadband network as part of the Australian government’s Broadband Guarantee Program aimed at providing services to all Australian residents. The network will deliver high-speed broadband services to subscribers across an approximate 5000 square kilometer area of metropolitan Adelaide.
Adelaide is widely spread geographically with significant pockets of residential and business premises that lack access to conventional broadband services. Working with the Australian Broadband Guarantee program, which provides qualifying applicants with a subsidy to connect to this service, and the South Australian State Government which has provided seed funding to assist in the infrastructure build, Adam Internet has commenced deployment .
Alvarion is working closely with Adam Internet and expects that the deployment in 14 wireless service areas will be complete in about one year providing maximum coverage across metropolitan Adelaide. It is expected that up to 55,000 residential and business premises will benefit from the provision of this service and will elevate Adelaide above the national Australian average for Broadband penetration.
“Adam Internet aims to bring broadband services to people and businesses who are faced with a very limited choice in the market today. WiMAX offers a high-capacity network that is quick to deploy and very economical to operate,” said Greg Hicks, chairman of Adam Internet. “The excellent performance results of BreezeMAX Extreme 5000 coupled with its compact flexible outdoor design configuration enables us to significantly reduce our upfront network investment and accelerate our return on investment. Alvarion’s expertise in delivering our specific requirements makes them an ideal partner for this project.”
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