Friday, November 27, 2009

Green Packet establishes strong foothold in Eurasia with three WiMAX deals

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Green Packet Berhad (Greenpacket), a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, has secured three separate deals with Eurasian WiMAX Operators for the supply of its award-winning WiMAX modems.

The deals are with WiMAX Operators, Maximali of Georgia, Intellecom of Ukraine and iCON Communications of Armenia. Maximali and Intellecom acquired the outdoor modems (OS230) and indoor modems (DV230), respectively. While, iCON Communications purchased both indoor modems (DV350) and USB modems (UM350).

“According to the Broadband Forum Q2 report, broadband growth of Eastern Europe was reported at 6 percent quarterly and 29 percent yearly, representing a two-fold growth compared to the world and Greenpacket foresees tremendous opportunity for the growth of WiMAX networks in the region,” said Kelvin Lee, Senior General Manager of Green Packet Berhad.

Commenting on the Armenian deal, iCON’s Chief Commercial Officer, Raffi Kassarjian said: “Ease of installation is essential to us as it helps to increase user adoption for broadband services. We see that Greenpacket’s plug and play modems allow our subscribers to get connected instantly with less end-user education.”

iCON plans to introduce VoIP in its second phase and DV is the ideal choice as it has built-in VoIP capabilities.

Meanwhile, Maximali’s CEO, Teimuraz Gogoberidze cited that the superior quality of OS230 was the main reason for signing with Greenpacket. “Winter is coming, so we needed modems that could withstand sub-zero conditions. In fact, the outdoor modems we use must be robust and built to withstand extreme weather conditions, which Greenpacket’s modems could do,” he said.

Greenpacket offers a full range of WiMAX CPE which includes indoor, outdoor and USB modems and supports the 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz frequencies.

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