November 13, 2008

Mobilink Launches Mobilink Infinity Service Using Alcatel-Lucent Technology

Pakistani mobile operator Mobilink, a subsidiary of the Orascom Telecom Group has announced the commercial launch of Mobilink Infinity, a wireless broadband and telephony service for residential and enterprise consumers based on Alcatel-Lucent's mobile WiMAX standard, 802.16e-2005 technology.

According to t Alcatel-Lucent, it has supplied WiMAX Rev-e solution including both fixed and nomadic terminal devices from various CPE partners.

Vincenzo Nesci, president of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the Middle East and Africa, said: "With voice telephony seeing tough competition, WiMAX presents an excellent way to generate additional revenue, all while providing a level of service that subscribers truly appreciate. We have a long relationship with Mobilink and Orascom, and we are pleased to have helped them launch this service in Karachi."