Innovative telecommunications provider, NeckarCom Telekommunikation, has selected Motorola GmbH to plan, deploy and integrate a 3.5GHz WiMAX network in the Ulm region in Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s third largest state. Motorola’s WiMAX solution will enable NeckarCom to deliver broadband services to homeowners and small businesses in areas currently underserved by fixed-line broadband.
The first stage of the network roll-out, beginning immediately, will offer subscribers broadband data services. Within the next weeks, access to Voice over IP (VoIP) services will be added. The contract follows a successful trial in selected communities in which NeckarCom was able to deploy the Motorola equipment and deliver broadband services to homes within just three weeks. NeckarCom plans to expand the service across the entire region upon completion of the initial roll-out phase.
“New WiMAX technology offers us, especially in rural areas, the ability to develop large potential markets with low cost broadband internet access. Motorola convinced us both with respect to the quality of their product portfolio as well as the best price and most economic operating costs. Based on the long-term expertise of Motorola and the positive customer acceptance during the pilot phase we are confident that we have an excellent partner with whom we can work,” said Mr Jürgen Herrmann, managing director NeckarCom Telekommunikation GmbH.
In addition to the WiMAX solution, such as WiMAX Access Points (the WAP 400 series) and Customer Premise Equipment (CPEi 600 series), Motorola will provide planning and integration services.
“This contract reflects the increasingly competitive nature of the broadband market in Germany. WiMAX significantly disrupts traditional broadband business models, allowing innovative organizations such as NeckarCom to rapidly enter new markets and offer services to previously untouched regions,” said Jose Figueroa, corporate vice president, Motorola Inc. “We are very pleased that NeckarCom recognizes the benefits that WiMAX offers and Motorola’s leadership in this market.”
NeckarCom is a subsidiary of EnBW Regional AG. EnBW Baden-Württemberg AG is the third-largest energy supply company in Germany and, specifically, market leader in Baden-Württemberg. NeckarCom is active in the telecommunications sector and primarily markets the fibre infrastructure of EnBW. In addition, NeckarCom as regional carrier offers business customers in Baden-Württemberg complete solutions in the form of innovative telecommunications services such as location networking, broadband internet access and VoIP. Further information can be found at www.neckarcom.de
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