Motorola announced the deployment of a WiMAX pilot in Paris with Bolloré Télécom, the holder of 12 WiMAX licenses in France.
Motorola will assist Bolloré Télécom in designing and assessing its WiMAX network to deliver new nomadic broadband services in France.
Complying with the IEEE standard 802.16e-2005 and operating in the 3.5 GHz band, the nomadic WiMAX network is already live. Installed and operated by Motorola on two of Bolloré’s sites in Paris, the network will enable Bolloré Télécom to measure the radio performance of WiMAX, test innovative broadband services and better prepare for its commercial deployment.
For the trial, Motorola is providing deployment, integration and support services to Bolloré Télécom in addition to WiMAX equipment such as WiMAX access points, Customer Premises Equipment and PC cards.
Jean-Baptiste Chavanne, chief operating officer, Bolloré Télécom, said: “Our WiMAX trial with Motorola will enable us to not only gain a better understanding of broadband provision as we look to launch our commercial services in a new integrated multimedia model , but it also demonstrates our commitment to the adoption of WiMAX technology. We are confident that our close collaboration with Motorola will enable us to accelerate the roll-out of WiMAX in France.”
Motorola’s WiMAX solutions are designed to support fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile applications. The WiMAX access points, customer premises equipment and mobile WiMAX chipsets under development for use in Motorola’s devices are part of the MOTOwi4 portfolio of solutions that complement and complete wireless broadband networks.