Arab Telecom deploys Aperto for Kuwait broadband wireless

Aperto Networks, builder of WiMax-certified base stations and subscriber units, has announced that Arab Telecom is deploying a nationwide broadband wireless network in Kuwait using Aperto state-of-the-art broadband wireless PacketWave gear.

Arab Telecom will be deploying Aperto PacketWave base stations operating in the 3.5 GHz band in a nationwide rollout which will cover Kuwait's population of 2.2 million. The company will also be using Aperto's gear to offer a range of connectivity services to enterprises, small businesses and residential users in urban and rural areas throughout Kuwait.

The applications that will be available through the Aperto broadband wireless platform include remote WAN/LAN access, corporate intranets and extranets, high-speed Internet access, file transfer, interactive distance learning, video conferencing, information broadcast and telemedicine. Data rates range from 128 kb/s up to multiple E1s.

* Arab Telecom (Arab Telecommunications) was founded in 1982, and is a privately-held Kuwaiti shareholding telecoms company committed to delivering advanced telecoms technology to Kuwait and, in the future, to the Middle East and Africa at large.

** Aperto Networks helps service providers deliver wireless voice and broadband by building WiMax base stations and subscriber units. Aperto is a founding board member of the WiMax Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d/e and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200 customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas, California.

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