Nortel and Alvarion team-up

A strategic partnership between the two companies looks to tap into the growing market for WiMAX

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By  Sean Robson Published  June 15, 2008

Global networking solutions provider Nortel has formed a partnership with Alvarion, as it begins to re-align its 4G broadband strategy to take aim at the new opportunities emerging in WiMAX and LTE spaces.

"The Nortel and Alvarion joint WiMAX solution will make business simple for WiMAX operators by providing a solution that recognises and delivers on today's market needs for fast broadband coverage that is cost-effective and simple to deploy, while evolving to meet the ever-increasing demands for mobile connectivity," said Scott Wickware, Nortel's general manager of WiMAX.

According to the company, the strategic agreement will help Nortel and Alvarion form a complete, end-to-end WiMAX solution for each company's customers around the world, combining Alvarion's WiMAX access platform with Nortel's strength in all-IP network core technologies, backhaul, developing applications for carriers, such as VoIP and unified communications, and end-to-end lifecycle support through Nortel Global Services for WiMAX.

The tie-up with Alvarion will also enable Nortel to achieve faster time-to-market with WiMAX, at a lower cost, while accelerating LTE development to meet the demands of an industry growing faster than originally anticipated.

"Nortel is targeting its 4G portfolio to capitalise on the rapidly growing market opportunities associated with wireless broadband and to help operators meet these needs quickly," added Richard Lowe the president of carrier networks, Nortel.

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