Alvarion to Implement Turnkey Project with Its Leading Mobile WiMAX(TM) Solution, Enable Advanced Broadband Service in San Jose and Rural Areas of Limon
The world’s leading provider of WiMAX(TM) and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that it was awarded a $6 million contract by ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad), Costa Rica’s leading incumbent operator for telecommunications and electricity. Under the terms of the agreement Alvarion will implement a turnkey project to provide advanced broadband services, deploying its 4Motion(R) solution with its WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) BreezeMAX(R) 2500 platform, and enabling ICE to enhance its network performance while providing customers with advanced means of communication.
The 802.16e network rollout, using the 2.5 GHz frequency band, is expected to commence in San Jose and the rural areas of Limon. As part of this turnkey project, Alvarion will provide ICE with thousands of CPEs (customer premises equipment), radio planning, system integration and configuration support, maintenance services at customer premises, training courses, and more. Telerad is Alvarion’s local partner for this project.
“We are eager to bring the advantages of WiMAX to the people of Costa Rica and look forward to working closely with ICE to increase adoption in the country,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Alvarion’s end-to-end solution will enable ICE to offer new broadband services while creating new revenue opportunities. We are committed to the growing market in Latin America and intend to leverage our vast experience in the region to offer exciting and innovative options for broadband communication.”
In order to shorten installation time and avoid copper cable theft, ICE will offer both residential and enterprise users high-quality voice and data services based on Alvarion’s advanced Mobile WiMAX technology. Ubiquitous coverage will enable ICE customers to enjoy a new broadband experience in both rural and urban areas.
About I.C.E Costa Rica
I.C.E is the market leader in Costa Rica for Telecommunications & Electricity with the best available technology in order to satisfy all clients’ requirements and guarantee the highest quality of service. For further information please visit www.grupoice.com. About Alvarion
Alvarion is the largest WiMAX pure player ensuring customer long-term success with fixed and mobile solutions for the full range of frequency bands. Based on its OPEN(TM) WiMAX strategy, the company offers superior wireless broadband infrastructure and an all-IP best-of-breed ecosystem in cooperation with its strategic partners. Alvarion has delivered over 200 commercial WiMAX deployments worldwide.