Motorola Mobile WiMAX in Thailand  

Motorola is working with Advanced Info Service (AIS), the largest mobile operator in Thailand, to conduct trials of mobile WiMAX. The trials will enable AIS to gain insight into the next generation personal wireless broadband services.

AIS started trials over Motorola’s WiMAX Access Point-400 (WAP-400) platform in Bangkok and Lamlukka in the first quarter of 2008. The operator is studying performance of real-life applications over the mobile WiMAX network, and customer usage models in metropolitan, suburban and rural areas.

AIS is Thailand’s largest GSM mobile phone operator with 23 million customers as of 2007. AIS sees WiMAX as complementary to its existing fixed line and wireless offerings. AIS believes WiMAX is an effective replacement for ADSL in cities and suburban areas.

Motorola currently has 19 contracts for WiMAX 802.16e deployments and is involved in 80 WiMAX engagements with customers in more than 40 countries around the world.

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