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Advanced Voice Services Now Available For WiMAX

WiMAX equipment provider Alvarion Ltd. said Monday that primary voice services are available for its BreezeMAX system. The solution merges broadband and voice services and is expected to be useful in regions with little or no existing telecom infrastructure.

Alvarion said the primary voice services have been tested and approved with carriers in Africa and South America.

"Alternative and incumbent carriers can now use WiMAX to open their networks to major technology evolution in terms of applications," said Rudy Leser, the Alvarion's corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, in a statement. "We are seeing strong demand for this type of open infrastructure solution where new services can be made available while moving to services such as voice over IP."

The company noted that voice and data WiMAX networks can be quickly built at low cost. Alvarion said the product is currently available in an outdoor version. An indoor version will be available in the second quarter of 2007.