June 19, 2008

HFCL Uses NextWave’s Wi-Fi Infrastructure for Mobile Broadband Network Trial

NextWave Wireless has announced that HFCL Infotel, a telecom service provider in the Punjab state of northern India, is conducting a large-scale outdoor Wi-Fi network trial using NextWave's innovative MBW 2000 series micro cell and MBW 1000 series pico cell Wi-Fi base stations in the capital city of Chandigarh.

The trial, which will be deployed in 2008 summer, will measure the capacity, throughput and performance of NextWave's carrier-grade outdoor Wi-Fi networking solution, and serve as the first step to upgrading HFCL's mobile broadband capabilities, introducing a new level of mobile accessibility and customer services to the region.

HFCL is currently performing the test using NextWave MBW 2000 series micro cell base stations, featuring dual-radio xRF-powered 802.11b/g access, and MBW 1000 pico cell base stations, with single-radio xRF-powered 802.11b/g access.

GD Singh, COO of HFCL Infotel, said: "We are pleased to work with NextWave and look forward to a relationship which will set new benchmarks for performance and customer delight."