Alvarion announced that NTT West Okinawa has successfully adopted the the companies BreezeACCESS VL WiMAX system at 4.9 GHz to answer their Tier 1 carrier requirements for offering wireless broadband services and fast Internet access to residences and municipalities on the Okinawa islands of Tokashiki, Zamami and Aka. This OFDM technology implementation features extended reach of more than 30 kilometers at high capacity of up to 54 Mbps to enable carriers and other service providers to offer triple play services to both business and residential subscribers.
Interesting counter-point today coming from Andrew Schmitt over at Alpha Wireless about the predicted future off WiMax or WhyMax. Clearly the WiMax advantage comes in compared cost/benefit of laying cable in remote areas. Does that add-up when you look at developing markets who have not spent on existing 3G infrastructure.. time will tell.