Vyyo Inc., a global supplier of fixed wireless broadband end-to-end solutions for wireless telephony and high-speed data connections, recently announced that China Netcom Inc. has deployed Vyyo's wireless broadband solutions in six major cities — Nan Ning, Kun Ming, Yin Chuan, Xian, Cheng Du, and Lhasa — with another city currently in the implementation phase.
These systems serve as the basis for China Netcom's high-performance Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) network and are installed and integrated by one of Vyyo's system integrators, Wuhan Research Institute (WRI).
"China represents a significant growth opportunity for Vyyo." said Davidi Gilo, chairman and CEO of Vyyo. "The Chinese government has helped to accelerate the rollout of 3.5 GHz networks nationwide and the selection of Vyyo validates our technology. Through our collaboration with WRI, we are well positioned to expand our presence throughout China. In addition, by winning more contracts with China Netcom, one of China's largest 3.5 GHz operators, we have established clear leadership in this strategic market."
In March 2003, the Chinese State Radio Regulation Commission (SRRC) granted 3.5 GHz spectrum licenses to several large Chinese telecommunications operators in 32 major provincial cities, with a total population in excess of 100 million people. Since this initial grant, operators have proceeded with evaluations of available products and selected winners for initial pilots and deployments in these cities. The SRRC is planning another round of spectrum licenses grants in additional provincial level cities in China.