Proxim broadband tech to underpin DIC WiFi network

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By  Published  September 1, 2006

Proxim Wireless Corporation, has provided broadband wireless equipment to power a public WiFi network at Dubai Internet City (DIC).

The network is powered by Proxim’s AP-4000 and Tsunami MP.11 products and will be used to provide broadband wireless internet access for DIC’s member enterprises.

“We chose Proxim because of their established track record of providing turnkey wireless network solutions and outstanding technical support throughout this region,” said Malek Sultan Al Malek, director of partner relations at DIC.

“Dubai Internet City is committed to delivering five star services to our member companies, and has teamed up with proven partners to achieve this result,” he added.

The AP-4000 access points were chosen for their support of roaming and voice over internt protocol (VoIP) technology, dual radio architecture and high output power.

According to Online Distribution, of which Proxim is a vendor partner, demand for WiMax enabled products is expected to increase in the region, as regulations regarding its implementation become finalised.

It believes that wireless networks are a key component of the Middle East’s advancement.

“We believe that WiMax is the right solution for users in this region, and we are working towards promoting this standard based technology to increase connectivity,” said Sushma Kajaria, business unit manager for security at Online Distribution Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa. “Proxim’s products are a perfect fit with our existing portfolio — we now have the largest portfolio of network solutions and services in the Middle East,” she added.

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