WiMax is now in Panama

Panama now has a new telcom player: Wipet's high speed state-of-the-art internet connection, WiMax.

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.

To use WiMax you will need a modem that costs 99 dollars.

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Yota to Continue WiMax in Nicaragua

March 2011

The company announced it will continue with the WiMax technology in Nicaragua despite changes in other countries.

The new manager in Nicaragua, Oleg Arsenyev, added: "... it is true that in other countries we are changing and experimenting with new protocols, new technology, but in Nicaragua it is not necessary. We will continue to use WiMax as long as customers consider it good speed ..."

Yota Ready to Operate in Nicaragua

February 2010

Internet via WIMAX will be available in June, reported company executives.

Yota’s other service in Nicaragua, basic wireless telephony, will be available before the end of 2010.

The company has already installed 26 out of 35 stations it plans to develop in the city of Managua, explained Olga Fedoseeva, Vice Manager at Yota. In terms of area coverage, they now reach 80% of the city’s area, explained Fedoseeva.

Samsung to Offer WiMAX in Nicaragua

December 2009

In alliance with partner company Yota, Samsung Electronics will offer mobile Internet in the country starting May 2010.

Russian corporation Yota won the public bidding process to supply Nicaragua with WiMAX telecommunications services.

"Yota will start its Nicaraguan operation by offering wireless broadband Internet.

$6 Million WiMAX contract awarded by Costa Rica's ICE

December 2008

Alvarion, a provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, announced that it was awarded a $6 million contract by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

Under the terms of the agreement Alvarion will implement a turnkey project to provide advanced broadband services, deploying its 4Motion solution with its WiMAX Forum Certified BreezeMAX 2500 platform, and enabling ICE to enhance its network performance while providing customers with advanced means of communication.

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