Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR), a provider of wireless broadband solutions worldwide, today announced that China Netcom (CNC) is expanding its deployment of the Alvarion 3.5GHz Broadband Wireless solution to additional sites in four provinces with its strategic partner, Siemens Communication Networks, Beijing (SCNB), a joint venture of Siemens AG and Chinese enterprises.
The sites targeted for deployment are in the provinces of Sichuan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Hunan. The decision follows CNC's successful deployment of Alvarion's WALKair solution in three provinces over the past year with SCNB, after securing part of 3.5GHz licenses awarded in the third round of China's frequency allocation process.
CNC plans to use the WALKair1000 platform to provide small-and medium-sized customers with a variety of new services and applications. Offerings include a range of IP-based access services, including Voice over IP, high-speed Internet access and leased lines (E1 and Fractional E1). The operator will also incorporate these services as the basis for cost-effective hotspots, ISP backbone services, and to support its popular "Phone Supermarket" phone-booth service concept.