Tricom Selects Airspan to Supply WiMAX Solutions in the Dominican Republic
BOCA RATON, Fla., November 13, 2007 - Airspan Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRN), a leading
worldwide provider of WiMAX and Wi-Fi based broadband wireless access networks today
announced that Tricom, one of the Dominican Republic's leading carriers, has awarded Airspan a contract to supply its WiMAX solutions in the licensed 3.5GHz frequency band in order to expand their network.
Tricom is a full service provider and one of the largest data providers in the Dominican Republic, offering a wide range of fixed, mobile and paid TV services throughout the country. Tricom's WiMAX network will be one of the most innovative in the region and will support a full range of high-end broadband data offerings and next generation applications.
Airspan will supply Tricom with its HiperMAX base stations and related CPEs (customer
premise equipment), which support 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX services in both indoor and
outdoor base station configurations. During the first phase of the network rollout, Tricom will offer services in the Santo Domingo metropolitan area, Bavaro, Haina, and Santiago.
"We are looking forward to working with Tricom as their WiMAX equipment provider with our HiperMAX platforms," said Amit Ancikovsky, Airspan's Vice President & General anager, Americas. "We are continuously adding strong and experienced carriers in the Americas to our WiMAX customer base and Tricom is an excellent example of a leader in this region."
"We see our new WiMAX network as one of the foundations of our overall next generation
broadband access strategy in the Dominican Republic", said Julio German, Tricom's
Technology Vice President. "We are committed to providing our customers with a broad range of telecommunication services with high, carrier-grade quality. We believe our WiMAX network, based on Airspan's HiperMAX platform, is a robust and high-quality network that will enable us to provide additional broadband connectivity services in current and new areas of service in the near term."
Airspan's HiperMAX Base Station and Indoor EasyST WiMAX modem support both Fixed
WiMAX (16d) and Mobile WiMAX (16e) System Profiles. This, combined with support for 5, 7 and 10 MHz channels ensures the solution is highly scaleable, delivering up to 32Mbit/s perchannel, and up to 12 channels per Base Station. HiperMAX supports advanced multi-channel Receiver and Transmit diversity, and MIMO that delivers class-leading operational range andtrue indoor coverage.