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WiMAX Wireless Network to be Deployed in Montreal, Canada

Montreal will soon deliver wireless Internet and mobile IP telephony to residents. A new WiMAX based Wi-Fi network is being deployed across the metropolitan area, as a result of a joint venture between two Quebec-based businesses: independent Internet service provider Radioactif.com and Nomade Télécom, wireless network installer and operator.

The new wireless services will be made available first to residents of Montreal's Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood. By 2009, the network will expand to blanket nearly 300 square kilometres of Montreal servicing approximately 90% of residents, the companies describe. It will provide an affordable alternative to the oligopoly maintained by companies currently providing telephone, cellular and Internet service.

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News source: MediaCaster Magazine

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