Aperto's PacketMAX deployed by OTE
(Telecomworldwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Aperto Networks (Aperto), a provider of carrier-grade, WiMAX base
stations and subscriber units, announced on Wednesday (1 October) that
its line of PacketMAX base stations and subscriber units have been
deployed on a pilot basis by OTE, a telecomms operator in Greece, in
the Halkidiki region of northern Greece.
The WiMAX network reportedly provides, on a pilot basis, wireless
broadband voice and data for several monasteries and religious sites on
Mount Athos, the oldest surviving monastic community of the world. The
network stretches 65km over land with multiple hops and includes long
distance radio links that extend 33km over sea. In addition, it
integrates last mile access to Karies, the capital of the Athos
community, via a mini DSLAM and an 802.11 Wi-Fi network.
According to the company, OTE's pilot network is built around PacketMAX
5000, a high density, high capacity base station. PacketMAX 300 and
PacketMAX 100 series subscriber units are used for backhaul and last
mile access. The system is remotely managed through OTE's DCN network.
Heletel SA, a network integrator and Aperto partner, provided turnkey
installation and supports the deployment with ongoing training and
No financial details were disclosed.
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