WiMax is now in Panama
Friday, November 21, 2008
WiMax is a wide network which provides for the wireless transmission of of data at high speeds. In contrast to Wi-Fi, this technology is mobile for metropolitan networks which allows it to offer residential and commercial services. Its costs is relatively low and ranges between 10 and 40 dollars, depending on whether it is a contract or a prepaid service, explained Jose Amador, Marketing Manager of Liberty Technology, on of the companies responsible for the project.
Alvarion, a provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, announced that it was awarded a $6 million contract by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.
In alliance with partner company Yota, Samsung Electronics will offer mobile Internet in the country starting May 2010.
The company announced it will continue with the WiMax technology in Nicaragua despite changes in other countries.
Internet via WIMAX will be available in June, reported company executives.
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