WiMAX founder backs TD-LTE

Israeli infrastructure vendor Alvarion, a company that bills itself as a “founder of the WiMAX industry,” is to start making LTE kit for the TDD flavour of the 4G technology.

Green light for VMAX in Taiwan

The National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan’s regulator, has given the go-ahead to VMAX to start rolling out WiMAX base stations and related infrastructure in its licensed areas in the island’s northern region

Alvarion CEO hits out at Nortel

The CEO of Israeli WiMAX vendor Alvarion, Tzvika Friedman, has voiced his anger over the firm’s exposure to the strife of its distribution partner Nortel Networks. Speaking to yesterday he accused the Canadian firm of exploiting Chapter 11 rules to avoid paying Alvarion money the firm is owed – and vowed to reclaim it […]

Alvarion Q4 hit by Nortel deal collapse

Alvarion, an Israeli WiMAX kit maker, posted a net loss of $4.8m during Q4 2008 following a restructuring charge of $3.4m related to the collapse of its partnership with Nortel. Without the restructuring charge and other related expenses, Alvarion would have posted a Q4 net income of $119,000. This compares to a net income of […]

Nortel quits WiMAX

Nortel, the beleaguered Canadian telecom supplier sheltering in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has severed its WiMAX partnership with Alvarion. In doing so, Nortel’s interest in WiMAX comes to an end.  “We are taking rapid action to narrow our strategic focus to areas where we can drive maximum return on investment,” Richard Lowe, president of Nortel’s […]

Alvarion seals WiMAX deal in Taiwan

Alvarion, an Israeli-headquartered WiMAX RAN supplier, has won a contract with VMAX Telecom, a mobile WiMAX licensee in Taiwan. The deal, worth $12m for Alvarion, involves the supply of 100 base stations in the first stage of a three-part WIMAX rollout in the northern provinces of Taoyuan and Hsinchu where VMAX has a licence. The […]

Alvarion buoyed by Nortel partnership

The dust has barely settled on the WiMAX product development agreement struck between Alvarion and Nortel last week, but Tzvika Friedman, Alvarion’s CEO, is in no doubt that it is a landmark event for the Israel-based WiMAX base station vendor. “We are a stronger player now and can be the number one WiMAX [supplier],” he […]

Nortel gains on 4G shift; offloads WiMAX development

Canadian equipment vendor Nortel Networks watched its shares soar 13 per cent on Wednesday, after the company announced plans to shift its 4G focus to LTE, rather than WiMAX. Nortel will offload its WiMAX initiative into a strategic agreement with WiMAX kit vendor Alvarion, supplying core network solutions, backhaul, applications, and global services, to be […]

Alvarion scores 3.3GHz WiMAX deal in UK

WiMAX kit vendor Alvarion said this week that it has won a contract to deploy infrastructure in the 3.3GHz spectrum for UK network provider Metranet. Metranet is operating in this frequency through a Non-Operational Temporary license from regulator Ofcom. Alvarion’s BreezeMAX base stations and CPEs will enable Metranet to provide backhaul for it network of […]

AT&T signs up for WiMAX in Alaska

US-based operator AT&T has given yet more credence to WiMAX as a commercial reality with the announcement of plans to deploy the technology in Alaska. AT&T Alascom said Tuesday that it has tapped kit vendor Alvarion to supply its BreezeMAX mobile WiMAX platform for a commercial deployment in the 2.3GHz TDD spectrum after completing a […]