Latest broadband trends, technologies at WiMax Summit

Global deployments outlined

A presentation on what the large carriers are currently deploying globally will be delivered by Airspan CEO, Eric Stonestrom, at the WiMax Summit in Sydney next week.

To be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, the presentation will be followed by a panel discussion which will focus on WiMax and broadband strategy, including business models, how mobile and personal broadband services are being introduced globally, the leverage in bundling 3G and WiMax technologies, choosing network technology for service delivery, and the latest trends in CPE devices.

Stonestrom will also be the guest speaker at an ATUG (Australian Telecommunications Users Group Limited) event on Wednesday, October, 24, 2007, where he will discuss the latest global developments in WiMax technologies, platforms and deployments.

Stonestrom will offer insights into the WiMax Ecosystem and how Australian operators can benefit today using WiMax technology to deliver expanded cost-effective IP-based services, which translates into better choices of enhanced broadband to all Australians.

He will also present Airspan's perspective as a pure play WiMax technology supplier and highlight the type of advanced services that a WiMax network can be expected to deliver to the Australian consumer.

The Australian government's decision to award substantial Broadband Connect Funding to OPEL Networks Pty Ltd (OPEL) for the rollout of a national regional and rural WiMax network demonstrates confidence in the technology.

This initiative puts Australia on the world stage as a leading proponent of WiMAX and therefore facilitates the most important milestone for broadband in Australian history to date.

Airspan has had a local presence in Australia for over seven years and operates through a fully owned incorporated subsidiary, Airspan Networks Pty Ltd, based in Sydney. This regional presence enables Airspan to maintain a nation-wide customer base in Australia which exceeds 40 wireless ISPs and carrier customers.

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