Pipex Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks have agreed to co-operate on WiMAX infrastructure and service development to expand the availability of commercial WiMAX services in the UK.
As one of the world’s leading infrastructure and services providers, Nokia Siemens Networks is well placed to assist Pipex Wireless in the development of future WiMAX services. Pipex Wireless will use Nokia Siemens Networks‘ equipment, services and networking expertise to widen its roll-out of WiMAX powered broadband wireless services nationwide. Nokia Siemens Networks’ WiMAX (802.16e-2005) solution is a highly cost-effective network infrastructure solution, enabling operators to deliver broadband wireless internet connectivity to their customers.
Mike Read, CEO of Pipex Wireless, says, “As we reach the next stage of our business, we are looking to work with strategic partners that share our vision of offering customers a ground-breaking WiMAX broadband experience. Nokia Siemens Networks has this vision and has the expertise and track record to help us build our business.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Pipex Wireless in WiMAX. They are at the forefront of introducing high speed wireless broadband services powered by WiMAX technology into the UK,” says Ari Lehtoranta, Head of Radio Access Networks at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Pipex Wireless brings expertise in internet, broadband and technology innovation and Nokia Siemens Networks’ extensive experience in designing, deploying, and maintaining high quality networks globally will be invaluable to its future success.”
Pipex Wireless and Nokia Siemens Networks are now working on equipment specification, network design and service definition in readiness for a pilot deployment during this year.