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Russia To Put WiMax On Trial

MANHASSET, N.Y. — A large trial of WiMax installations is planned across Russia using Aperto Networks' PacketMAX products.

Avalcom, Aperto's leading reseller and systems integrator in Russia, has lined up nearly a dozen service providers in various regions of Russia and plans a series of pilot projects and trials over the next three months. Avalcom serves the greater Moscow region, as well as Siberia, the Ural region and Central Russia.

The trials will cover different end user and vertical market segments, from corporate to residential, to public safety. They will also cover a range of geographic areas, including dense metropolitan areas as well as areas where no cable or fiber infrastructure is available.Infoseti, one of Russia's premier Internet Service Providers, will trial Aperto's PacketMAX solution in Moscow.Infoseti, which previously deployed Aperto's WiMax-class solution across metropolitan Moscow, has a base of over 1000 enterprises using 5.8 GHz high-speed wireless data transmission services, Internet access, Wi-Fi networking, VPNs, videoconferencing and Voice over IP features.Aperto's shipment to Russia includes the PacketMAX 5000 carrier class base station and the PacketMAX 100 CPE. The equipment is set to operate at 3.5 GHz.