Redline gets serious with next generation of Wimax

Redline Communications is using this year’s Gitex to preview its next generation WiMax internet provision solution.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  September 26, 2005

Redline Communications is using this year’s Gitex to preview its next generation WiMax internet provision solution, Redmax; which it claims is the first in the region, to telecom providers in the Middle East. The network hardware vendor says its new kit can provide wireless internet access quickly and cost effectively to countries with developing infrastructures. “WiMax is a new sector that is gaining a lot of traction. Most developing nations simply don’t have the right infrastructure in place for the internet, and dial up networking is very limited. What we have done is developed a new platform, WiMax or 802.16 wireless networking, which can allow service providers in countries without GSM infrastructure to quickly and cost effectively provide broadband connections,” says Majed Sifri, president and CEO at Redline. The technology is being utilised at Gitex itself, in a joint project between Redline, Cisco, Intel and T-Com. This connects multiple booths in the hall to a remote point in Dubai Internet City. This enables the Internet City to communicate with the trade centre through video conferencing and IP telephony. Gitex is not just a case of previewing new technology for Redline, and Sifri rates the show as one of the very best that he attends over the year, saying it is in the top five worldwide. “To be able to come to one spot and meet almost all of our high quality partners in less than a week is fantastic. A lot of the serious partners and vendors come to Gitex and they all want to get something out of it, no matter the size of their project, people come here to get things done,” concludes Sifri.

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