Russian service provider Comstar-United TeleSystems has tapped Nortel to help with its mobile WiMAX network in Moscow. With the highest penetration of mobile phone and Internet subscribers of any major Russian city, Comstar will use WiMAX to provide mobile Internet services throughout the city, giving its subscribers broadband access similar to their wireline home services.
The WiMAX solution, which will operate in the 2.5 GHz-2.7 GHz frequency band, includes the Nortel’s WiMAX BTS 5020, mobile WiMAX base station. This equipment will be compliant with WiMAX Forum and RosSvyaz standards.
During the first stage of the WiMAX project, Comstar will deploy more than 160 mobile WiMAX (802.16e) base stations (BTS 5020). The network also will include Nortel’s Access Services Network Gateway (ASG) 5100, devices such as USB adapters, indoor and outdoor gateways, BSS and OSS platforms as well as Nortel Global Services for WiMAX such as network design and training.