According to Sky Light Research, a broadband wireless analyst firm, 81% of WiMAX networks were built with Alvarion Equipment.
In 2003, Alvarion was the first company to partner with Intel to work together to incorporate Intel’s 806.16-2004 chips into the company’s systems.
Since its launch in June, 2004, Alvarion’s BreezeMAX system has been successfully deployed in over 180 installations in more than 80 countries, including with carriers such as T-Com (Germany), ENTEL (Chile), Iberbanda (Spain), and Kenya Data Networks (Kenya).
“Alvarion’s early entrance into the WiMAX market with its WiMAX-ready BreezeMAX 3500 radio in 2004 has paid off with a dominant leadership position for the company. Now that BreezeMAX has been certified, the early successes with WiMAX-ready equipment will be leveraged in 2006 and beyond as the certified WiMAX market ramps,” said Emmy Johnson, principal analyst of Sky Light Research. “Alvarion has been a leading advocate of WiMAX since its inception, and has taken great effort in promoting the technology for the larger, global telecommunication market.”
After BreezeMAX 3500, Alvarion offered a commercial WiMAX CPE, BreezeMAX PRO, using the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface chip, then a commercial self-installable WiMAX CPE, BreezeMAX Si, paving the way for portable and nomadic services. The company was first to demonstrate 4Motion™, an end-to end mobile WiMAX solution based on IEEE 802.16e-2005, to provide personal broadband services anytime, anywhere.
“As a pioneer of the broadband wireless industry for more than a decade, we continue to be well positioned to lead the development and deployment of both fixed and mobile WiMAX systems as evidenced by the depth and breadth of our partners, customers, and deployments globally,” said Rudy Leser, Alvarion’s corporate vice president of strategy and marketing.