NEC announced the release of its first mobile WiMAX solution, PasoWings.
The new generation equipment has been approved by ITU and IEEE accreditation. The first products will be shipped in December, with networks being rolled out in early 2008.
NEC has been shipping equipment worldwide during 2007 and has carried out key trials in Japan, Taiwan and other countries. The Tatung network is one of the first networks rolled out under the Taiwanese government sponsored M-Taiwan project.
Supporting both 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz frequency ranges allows the solution to support both mobile and fixed operators.
NEC recently received an order from Tatung Co. in Taiwan to deliver its first commercial WiMAX system. NEC plans to actively participate in future trials, and to secure new orders for commercial systems based on its performance in Taiwan.
PasoWings, which provides end-to-end solutions, is comprised of subscriber terminals (CPE) such as PCMCIA cards that are inserted into PCs; wireless access products such as base stations and antennas, and application servers such as user authentication servers or user positional information management servers. By combining PasoWings with its network products - for example, backhaul systems for connections between base stations or between base stations and core networks (switches), or SIP servers that enable IP phone services to be offered via WiMAX networks - NEC can provide all of the elements required for the construction of communication carriers' networks in a single package.