Sri Lanka Telecom Trialing Aperto Networks WiMAX Gear; Sri Lanka's Largest Service Provider Testing Wireless Broadband Solution.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (srē läng`kə) [Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop. -- Aperto Networks, developer of the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, and Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT SLT Salut (French)
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SLT Single Line Telephone ), Sri Lanka's premier telecommunications service provider A Telecommunications Service Provider or TSP is a type of Communications Service Provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services. This category includes ILECs, CLECs, and mobile wireless companies. , announced today that SLT has begun deploying and testing a WiMAX broadband wireless See wireless broadband. solution based on equipment provided by Aperto Networks.
Upon the completion of the trial, services based on the WiMAX network will be made commercially available. Aperto Networks has provided various elements of the WiMAX network, including base stations, antennas, subscriber equipment, and an element management system and is providing technical assistance in execution of the trial.
"WiMAX has the potential to benefit Sri Lanka enormously," said Shuhei Anan, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Sri Lanka Telecom. "WiMAX is a high-speed, high-capacity, long-range wireless delivery system of all things digital -- including data, voice, and video content. Our decision to partner Aperto Networks will greatly enhance our ability to offer a wide array of affordable broadband wireless services in Sri Lanka in the years to come."
"We are very excited to be participating with SLT on this leading-edge WiMAX trial," said Reza Ahy, chairman and CEO of Aperto Networks. "We will work diligently to ensure that the trial is a success and we eagerly anticipate working with SLT to roll out a commercially available WiMAX network in the near future."
Through the process of standardization, interoperability and industry certification, WiMAX is expected to be a much more cost effective broadband technology broadband technology
Telecommunications devices, lines, or technologies that allow communication over a wide band of frequencies, and especially over a range of frequencies divided into multiple independent channels for the simultaneous transmission of different signals. than traditional wire-line based technologies such as ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and dialup lines.
Sri Lanka Telecom is one of the country's most valuable blue-chip companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs.30 billion. The group company has a customer base of over one million including multinational corporations
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world's most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units. Aperto fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-class WiMAX technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of service, ease of use and reliability. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to www.apertonet.com.