Sting brings WiMax in a 'box' to India
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Sting brings WiMax in a 'box' to India

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Friday, 16 July 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Delhi based Sting Broadband Consortia, a broadband and Internet focussed company, demonstrated the next generation 4G/WiMax broadband wireless metropolitan IP network (MAN) system. Sting has collaborated with US based Kaon Systems, Inc. to launch this technology in India. The technology uses patented software defined radio (SDR) and OFDMA –TDD (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access) - (time division duplex) radio technology to delivers broadband wireless experience.

"The purpose of this demonstration is to showcase the availability of technology and products beyond 3G. Sting broadband consortia's goal is to quickly bring 4G technology to India. Customers have to buy a box, which costs $330 from the carrier or the PC shop to access broadband," said Kaon President and CEO, Vern Fotheringham.

Kaon's WiMax solution uses a compact, base station. The system extends outdoor coverage to non-line of sight locations within buildings. The user terminal features automated plug and play capability requiring no manual service functioning. The live demonstration supports individual user data rates up to 2.5 MBPS, along with embedded QoS capability.
The system is suitable for a variety of applications and services including VoIP, IP video, ASP hosted e-services, e-medicine, e-training and e-commerce etc.

Sting Broadband chairman, Rabindra S Grewal informed, "At present we are evaluating different service providers and BSNL is testing the solution. We are also talking to ISPs to strategically partner with them in deploying this technology in various parts of the country".

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