Ukrainian High Technologies will use Alvarion BreezeMAX 3500 to build the first commercial WiMAX network in the Ukraine.
Building on successful deployments in Kiev and Kharkov, UHT plans to use its exclusive IEEE 802.16 license in 3.5 GHz spectrum to extend its WiMAX network starting with Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, and Lviv.
“BreezeMAX gives us many technological and economic advantages in bringing WiMAX services to the Ukraine,” said Yuriy Chuikov, General Director of Ukrainian High Technologies. “Our successful launch of WiMAX networks in Kiev and Kharkov—with their demanding business and private subscribers—demonstrates the viability of using the BreezeMAX 3500 to serve densely populated urban areas. Alvarion is our WiMAX partner in fulfilling our commitment to provide broadband services to the general population of the Ukraine.”
The UHT network also includes the BreezeMAX Si, Alvarion’s self install, indoor customer premise equipment (CPE). By eliminating professional installation, the Si enables carriers to broaden their distribution channels to best fit their business models, and when combined with outdoor CPEs, optimizes their network planning by trading-off coverage, capacity and installation costs.
“The Ukraine is an expansive country with a large population, and Ukrainian High Technologies is an innovative challenger that sees the vast potential of using WiMAX to make broadband widely available there,” commented Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “This is another example of BreezeMAX being the industry benchmark by bringing WiMAX services quickly and cost-effectively to new areas of the world. With our initial deployment successes, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with UHT as they deploy BreezeMAX throughout the Ukraine.”