Motorola Inc. has deployed its first WiMAX trial network for Vietnam Datacommunications Co. (VDC), a member company of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group. The network allows VDC to test next-generation wireless broadband services in major cities of Vietnam and reinforces Motorola’s leadership in deploying commercial and trial networks for WiMAX 802.16e technology worldwide.

The launch of the WiMAX service follows the signing of an agreement between Motorola and VDC to commence a technical and commercial WiMAX trial in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Under the agreement, Motorola will install WiMAX Diversity Access Points and more than 100 customer premises equipment in the nation’s two largest cities.

“Launching the trial network for Vietnam Datacommunications Co. is another milestone in Motorola’s long history of leading WiMAX development in the industry,” said Ray Owen, head of technology for Asia and general director of Motorola Vietnam. “The WiMAX trial further strengthens our relationship with VDC and offers more choices of broadband access to its subscribers.”

Vu Hoang Lien, CEO of VDC said, “Vietnam Datacommunications Co. gains competitive advantages by being a pioneer in trialing and launching new WiMAX services, which will allow us to capture market opportunities in the next generation wireless broadband space.”