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CAMBODIA TO DEPLOY ITS FIRST NATIONWIDE WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORK


  Alcatel-Lucent, a company headquartered in Paris, France, has announced today that is has been chosen by Chuan Wei Co Ltd., a Cambodian firm, to deploy a nation-wide WiMAX Rev-e wireless broadband network, Cambodia's first. Commercial services are set to launch in mid 2009.   Established in June 2008, Chuan Wei Co Ltd, was awarded the sole license to operate the only nationwide WiMAX mobility network in Cambodia. WiMAX, meaning Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology that provides wireless transmission of data using a variety of transmission modes.


 

Alcatel-Lucent, a company headquartered in Paris, France, has announced today that is has been chosen by Chuan Wei Co Ltd., a Cambodian firm, to deploy a nation-wide WiMAX Rev-e wireless broadband network, Cambodia’s first. Commercial services are set to launch in mid 2009.

 

Established in June 2008, Chuan Wei Co Ltd, was awarded the sole license to operate the only nationwide WiMAX mobility network in Cambodia. WiMAX, meaning Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology that provides wireless transmission of data using a variety of transmission modes.

 

With the addition of Alcatel-Lucent, Chuan Wei will be able to provide advanced broadband services, such as video and office access andhigh-speed internet access, to areas where copper is not available, The advanced broadband services will also be able to accommodate newer hand held devices.

 

The high expectations for Alcatel-Lucent to deliver will have tremendous rewards if they successfully launch their WiMAX Rev-x wireless broadband network. Within two years of the launch, Chaun Wei, part of the Thai Boon Roong Ltd. conglomerate, expects Alcatel-Lucent to serve at least one million subscribers, accounting for nearly eighty percent of the country’s business and enterprise population.

 

As the first provider to deploy a nationwide wireless DSL, Chaun Wei is hoping to further monopolize the industry with close to ninety percent market share by 2013. Mike Iandoo, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless networks activities said, “This large-scale contract win with Chuan Wei highlights Alcatel-Lucent’s refocused strategy to WiMAX as the wireless-broadband solution for fixed, nomadic and data-centric mobility needs”.

 

“Driven to a large degree by demand in high-growth economies like Cambodia, we see the ‘enhanced wireless DSL’ market growing strongly over the next five-plus years worldwide with close to 90% of WiMAX Rev-e subscribers by 2013, and we are focused on building on our leadership in this space,” Iandoo said in regards to potential market share dominance.

 

Chuan Wei believes that this deal will provide a boost to Cambodia’s economic growth and communication. “As the first provider to deploy a nationwide WiMAX Rev-e network in Cambodia, Chuan Wei is helping to shape the future of communications in the region. The network will provide significant infrastructural support to Cambodia’s economic growth, improving communications for local businesses and multinationals,” said Chuan Wei’s president, Alan Khov. “It will support high-quality voice telephony in addition to broadband access, thanks to the end-to-end quality of service features built into the Alcatel-Lucent solution.”

 

Alcatel-Lucent is no stranger to the wireless business of Cambodia. In 2006, Alcatel-Lucent was chosen to invigorate growth in an emerging market such as Cambodia.  Awarded with a contract to provide a 3G/UMTS mobile network to CamGSM, Cambodia, customers were able to purchase high-bandwidth wireless services such as live streaming of mobile TV channels, as well as radio access, video telephony, and streaming applications.

 

In addition to being one of the first in providing Cambodia with broadband internet services, Alcatel-Lucent has launched their WiMAX Rev-e network in numerous other developing nations. In 2007, Alcatel-Lucent deployed similar WiMAX Rev-e network in Pakistan and launched the first WiMAX Rev-e network in collaboration with a local provider in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Taiwan, and Bolivia. Similar to the situation in Cambodia, all these countries had a single local provider of wireless services, but opted to improve services by collaborating with Alcatel-Lucent.

 

 

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