August 27, 2008

TT&T Deploys Cisco WiMAX Network at Mae Fah Luang University

Cisco has announced that Thai telephone network operator TT&T is deploying its WiMAX network at the Mae Fah Luang University. The rollout is expected to complete in September 2008.

According to Cisco, TT&T is deploying its Mobile WiMAX suite of solutions, which feature innovations that are expected to help TT&T reduce capital and operating expenses while increasing overall network capacity.

Cisco Mobile WiMAX combines both adaptive beamforming and beamformed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technologies, two advancements combined to push the capabilities of broadband wireless networks.

The combination reportedly doubles the data throughput for mobile WiMAX, extends the range, and enhances signal strength. By using both adaptive beamforming and MIMO technologies, Cisco offers base station and smart-antenna solutions that enable data transmissions at rates up to six times that of other WiMAX solutions.

Prachuab Tantinon, managing director of TT&T, said: "We chose Cisco because of its proven expertise and leadership in networking technology. We now realize that we have made the right choice and are well on schedule thanks to the innovative features of Cisco's WiMAX solutions and the support from their local, regional and global teams."