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October 10, 2012

Alvarion Connects 300 Smart Cities in Brazil
By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Smart Cities can turn municipalities into the networked bodies. Wireless broadband networks facilitate smart cities to provide voice, video and data to government offices and agencies in the municipality. Broadband access allows municipal services to be more productive and responsive to the requirements of residents. It also gets rid of the need for expensive leased lines.



Alvarion (News - Alert), a provider of optimized wireless broadband solutions addressing the connectivity, recently installed its carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions in about 300 municipalities in Brazil. According to the company, these deployments realize the idea of ‘Smart Cities’ which offer enhanced services to residents and thus brings about a positive change in their lives.

The company has utilized its BreezeNET B, BreezeACCESS VL and WBS Wi-Fi solutions in the 2.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies to achieve its objective. These municipality of Brazil, which are now the ‘Smart Cities,’ will now provide a combined wireless broadband network to provide a host of services to the residents of these cities.

“Alvarion has extensive experience in ‘Smart City’ deployments, particularly in the Brazilian market where we’ve been active since 2006”, said Hezi Lapid, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Our best-in-class carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions are designed to deliver multiple applications, on the same network, with the highest standards of security and quality of service, allowing municipalities to build these wireless networks in an efficient and cost effective way.”

In 2009, the company announced that its total cumulative WiMAX shipments had then reached more than $500 million.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

 






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