Samsung to deploy WiMax in Michigan

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. will supply a WiMax network to Arialink LLC for a high-speed mobile broadband service scheduled to launch in Michigan in early 2007, the company said Monday.

The deal with Arialink covers WiMax gear, installation, training and product support, Samsung said in a statement. No value for the deal was disclosed.

Arialink, based in Lansing, Michigan, provides a range of telecommunication services, including local and long distance telephone, dial-up and broadband Internet and metro Gigabit Ethernet access. The planned WiMax service will be offered in Michigan's Muskegon County, Samsung said.

Samsung has already received orders for its WiMax gear from other service providers including TVA Sistema de Televisao SA in Brazil and Omnivision C.A. in Venezuela. The company is also involved in trials in South Korea of WiBro technology, which offers a high-speed mobile connection based on a subset of WiMax.

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