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Motorola roped in for Taiwan's ambitious WiMAX project

Motorola will be working on two WiMAX infrastructure contracts that it has clinched as part of Taiwan's national M-Taiwan project. The goal to cover Taipei County's two largest cities, Jhonghe and Banciao, with a combination of WiMax, Wi-Fi, and 3G technologies, building over FET's (Far EasTone Telecom) existing mobile infrastructure.

Motorola will be working on two WiMAX infrastructure contracts that it has clinched as part of Taiwan's national M-Taiwan project. The goal is to cover Taipei County's two largest cities, Jhonghe and Banciao, with a combination of WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and 3G technologies, building over FET's (Far EasTone Telecom) existing mobile infrastructure.

Excerpt from InformationWeek:

Announced Monday, Motorola said it secured the contracts from Taiwan's FET, which controls about one third of Taiwan's local wireless mobile market. The ambitious M-Taiwan project is planned to cover Taipei County's two largest cities, Jhonghe and Banciao, with WiMAX, Wi-Fi and 3G technologies, building over FET's existing mobile infrastructure.

FET has 6.4 million subscribers, and the idea is to provide a full suite of "multimedia services, home media center, multimedia VoIP, IMS advanced services, remote care, personal security, and hot spot digital advertising services" — all via a WiMAX wireless environment.

Read more about the M-Taiwan project.

Tell us more about the wireless technologies being rolled out where you live. Also, check out what TechRepublic Executive Editor Jason Hiner has to say in Sanity check: Will WiMAX be a 3G killer, or is it vice versa?

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