France gets its 1st 5.8GHz WiMAX network

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Bangalore, Nov 27: Sloka Telecom, an Indian wireless infrastructure company announced that their WiMAX base stations and network solutions have been deployed by Supernet Technologies (an RT Networx Company) in the town of Saint Medard en Jalles of France.

In a press release, the company sated that deployment starts in December 2007 and Telecom's WiMAX equipment is powered by Wavesat's chipset.

Saint Medard en Jalles will become a model for more 5.8 GHz deployments according to Ratseri Campy, Founder and President of RT Networx of France. Supernet and RT Networx have seven years experience in deploying wireless networks in France and Europe.

Wavesat's Evolutive platform was chosen because it offers a small form factor, low cost and feature-rich base stations. "We are thrilled that Wavesat's technology will be part of the first 5.8 GHz deployment in France," said Vijay Dube, President and COO of Wavesat. "Sloka Telecom has demonstrated both its expertise and motivation in delivering a base station based on our 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI design."


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