Alvarion connects 90 cities in Brazil

Alvarion announced that its equipment is being installed in large WiMAX networks in 90 Brazilian cities. Leading the charge is the city of Feira De Santana which was recently named the best digital city deployment by Prêmio Anuário TI & Governo 2009. The network in Feira De Santana connects 300,000 residents wirelessly and provides public security services for the municipality.

The Feira De Santana network is built using Alvarion’s BreezeNET B, BreezeACCESS VL and BreezeMAX Wi2 solutions in the 5.8 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, enabling multiple broadband applications for the use of municipality as well as the citizens of Feira De Santana. These applications include:

  • Free internet access for the public using the Wi2 product
  • E-healthcare for medical centers
  • E-government services
  • Video surveillance for public safety
  • Intelligent traffic and transportation control
  • E-classroom connectivity

The next step in the deployment is to enable wireless video security for enhanced public safety using the 4.9 GHz frequency.

“Our recent industry report (World Market for CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment) uncovered Brazil as the market to watch in 2010, and Alvarion’s “Digital City” deployments reinforces the high demand for high speed wireless broadband,” said Simon Harris, senior research director at IMS Research. “The use of wireless broadband by municipalities for a variety of applications, including public security, gives residents and businesses the connections needed to make life more efficient, cost-effective and secure.”

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