Microwave Journal

Wireless Data Network Expansion to Increase Coverage Across Israel

December 1, 2003

Pelephone, Israel's first 3G wireless network technology operator, has selected Nortel Networks to expand its 3G wireless data network in a supply agreement estimated at US$30 M over three years.

Nortel Networks is the primary provider of the company's existing CDMA2000 1X wireless data network, which was launched as IsraelÕs first commercial 3G wireless network earlier this year.

This expansion will overlay existing network equipment and will also help Pelephone to drive new revenues by supporting high speed wireless data and secure Internet services.

"We look forward to building on and continuing our relationship with Pelephone," said Sorin Lupu, managing director, Nortel Networks Israel.

"We are leveraging our global wireless and technical experience and our 20-year position in the Israeli market to help Pelephone drive Israel into the next era of mobile communications."