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Western Canada going wireless with WiMax

A large rural area in western Canada is getting a WiMax network built by Nortel, it will cover 21,000 square kilometers in the southeast part of the magnificent Canadian province of Alberta. I should admit that I like this story because, for once, instead of writing about distant locales, I get to tell tales about the beautiful place where I live and work.

The system will operate in the 3.5GHz spectrum band. Homes and businesses in the area will be able to access wireless services with data rates between 1 and 3 Mbps.

For their part of the deal, Nortel will provide fixed WiMax base stations, indoor and outdoor equipment for customers, wireless backhaul services and professional installation services. The network will be administered by the Alberta Special Areas Board. More than 80 percent of residents in the area will have the service available by the end of next summer.

Not only does Alberta have the world’s greatest hockey team, the Calgary Flames, but now they have this exciting technology to look forward to.

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