Tokyo launches WiMAX trial
Japan’s largest DSL and optical fiber access service provider chose Alcatel to launch a WiMAX trial in Tokyo. The Alcatel Evolium WiMAX solution will operate in the 2.5 GHz band and includes base station equipment, indoor customer-premises equipment, mobile terminals and integration services. This will be the company’s first WiMAX deployment in Japan based on the 802.16e-2005 standard, which is IEEE’s universal WiMAX standard. The trial network will be deployed in June 2006.