Craig Wireless begins work on California WiMAX network

2 Apr 2008

The Canadian wireless broadband operator Craig Wireless Sytems has placed an order with Alcatel-Lucent for WiMAX equipment which will be used to construct a wireless broadband network in Palm Springs, California. The vendor is supplying 802.16e mobile WiMAX infrastructure, including base stations, wireless access controllers and an operation and maintenance centre (OMC). Alcatel-Lucent will also provide network design, planning, installation and optimisation for end-to-end integration of the network, which will operate in the 2.5GHz band. ‘The Alcatel-Lucent solution will enable us to hit the ground running in our new Palm Springs market and seize immediate opportunities to serve our customers with new mobile services and applications,’ said Boyd Craig, President and CEO of Craig Wireless. Craig Wireless holds WiMAX spectrum in Canada, the US, Greece, Norway and New Zealand.

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