Wireless, a provider of high performance outdoor wireless broadband systems, announced
that it has been selected as the equipment manufacturer by MegaFon.
is one of Russia’s three largest mobile service providers and the only operator
in Russia that operates its own network and provides a range of services
throughout the country.
Proxim has won several large
equipment bids with MegaFon beginning in 2008 when its WiMAX equipment was
installed throughout the Volga (Povolzhie) area, one of the country’s 12
economic regions. Povolzhie is a historical region in Russia that encompasses
the territories adjacent to the flow of the Volga River.
most recent award includes the installation of the Tsunami MP-8160 CPE, a
100Mbps capacity customer premises equipment that operates in the 5.900 – 6.425
GHz frequencies, and the Tsunami MP-8160 point-to-multipoint base station
new system will be installed in a number of MegaFon’s operating regions,
including the Moscow and St. Petersburg regions of Russia. According to the
2010 government census, Moscow, with a population of 11,514,000 people, is the
sixth largest city proper in the world and the most populous city on the
continent of Europe while St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia
with a population of 4,848,700.
is one of the leading WiMAX operators for B2B and is very particular with its
choice of equipment providers. Our stringent technical standards narrowed the
manufacturer base down to only a few select vendors whose equipment needed to
pass our testing requirements which can take up to a year,” said Valery
Ermakov, first deputy general director for Operations, and chief operating officer
project will be implemented in Russia by Proxim Wireless in partnership with
RK-TELECOM — a system integrator in Russia. RK-TELECOM will supply the
equipment, provide assembly, installation, and commissioning services and will
take care of providing service maintenance, including warranty support.
equipment has been proven to surpass service provider class standards in both
sparsely populated areas, such as Povolzhie, and in larger populated cities
such as Moscow and St. Petersburg,” said Mike Foster, senior vice president
of Global Sales of Proxim Wireless.