Taiwan WiMAX makers expected to benefit from Nortel-Alvarion deal, say sources
Irene Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 13 June 2008]
Taiwan-based WiMAX hardware makers, particularly Tecom and Accton Wireless Broadband (AWB), are expected to benefit from the recently concluded cooperation deal between Nortel Networks and Alvarion, according to market sources in Taiwan.
Nortel and Alvarion have jointly announced that the two companies will collaborate on end-to-end WiMAX solutions, with the agreement including the resale by Nortel of Alvarion's WiMAX access products and Alvarion to be Nortel's exclusive supplier of WiMAX base stations.
Tecom apparently will benefit from the Nortel-Alvarion deal since the company has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for cooperation in the production of WiMAX base stations with Alvarion, the sources indicated.
AWB, a joint venture between Taiwan-based Accton Technology and Israel-based Alvarion, has been producing WiMAX CPE (customer premise equipment) products for Alvarion, and the company undoubtedly will be able to secure more orders from Alvarion, the sources asserted.