News / Warwick set for WiMAX Switch-on
First live demonstration at European Cup Race Walking Championships, 19-20 May
Pipex Wireless’ second commercial trial of WiMAX services is set to go live in Warwick. Working with National Grid Wireless, Warwick District Council and Intel® Solutions Services, the trial will launch at the European Cup Race Walking Championships, where press, competitors and spectators will have access to high-speed wireless broadband.
As the UK’s first wireless solutions provider to launch WiMAX services, Pipex Wireless will initially deliver services to Warwick District Council and subsequently approach businesses and home-users in the Warwick trial area over the next six months.
“We are delighted to be providing our WiMAX services in Warwick. Following the early success of trials in Milton Keynes, we are excited about being able to offer high speed wireless broadband to other forward-thinking towns and cities,” comments Mike Read, CEO, Pipex Wireless. “The event in Warwick provides the ideal setting for launching our wireless services in the area. As we develop the service further, we’ll be inviting local businesses and home users to take part in the trial to make wireless broadband a reality.”
Chris Elliott, Chief Executive of Warwick District Council says, “I am delighted that our innovative approach to technology and transformation agenda has attracted Pipex Wireless to our town. We look forward to developing the trial with Pipex Wireless and extending the benefits of wireless broadband to our community.”
Pipex Wireless will be demonstrating WiMAX powered internet access with laptop manufacturer, rock, during the European Cup Race Walking event.
Nick Boardman, CEO of rock, comments “As a premier laptop manufacturer based in Warwick, we are thrilled to be partnering with Pipex and supporting Pipex Wireless at the Race Walking Championships. Our customer base are really excited by the prospect of high-powered wireless broadband access in the region as it is a great solution for both gaming and office applications.“
The European Cup Race Walking Championships are being held in Victoria Park, Warwick, on 19-20 May.
For more information about the event, please visit www.walk-leamington2007.org
About Warwick District Council
The District Council serves a population of over 140,000, covering the main towns of Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Kenilworth. An annual budget of £113.5m is managed by four main departments with responsibility for services including Planning, Environmental Health, Leisure and Housing. Home to Stoneleigh Park (National Agricultural Centre), Coventry Airport, Pro Drive F1 and Roccaro, the area has an enviable attraction for prestigious business development, including leading gaming software developers. The Council has consistently taken an innovative, partnership approach to developing and implementing new IT solutions. Our clear aim is to provide the highest quality services to our customers. Integral to this is equipping our staff with cost effective technology, maximising potential savings and taking full advantage of recent technological developments. Currently rated as ‘Excellent’ by the Audit Commission’s Comprehensive Performance Assessment, the Council is placed in the top 10% nationally, and as the best District in the Midlands.
For further details please see www.warwickdc.gov.uk
About Intel® Solution Services
Intel® Solution Services is Intel Corporation·s worldwide consulting organization, focused on driving business transformation and competitive advantage to companies through the practical application of new technologies.
For further information please visit www.intel.com/go/intelsolutionservices
About National Grid Wireless
National Grid Wireless is the leading independent provider of infrastructure to the mobile telecommunications operators in the UK. In addition it is one of two UK providers of terrestrial infrastructure for the transmission of analogue and digital television and radio broadcasts in the UK and as such achieves a 98% population coverage. In addition to the traditional analogue services, National Grid Wireless has a strong position in the growing digital television market, owning two of the six digital terrestrial television licences and providing infrastructure services to all the Freeview channels and the BBC and BSkyB.
For further information please visit www.nationalgridwireless.com
rock’s manufacturing facility in Warwick has maintained the highest standards of notebook services for over 14 years and continues to lead the mobile computing world with the most innovative notebook technology available on the market. In addition to continued technological innovation in the portable computing market, rock is the only notebook manufacturer to supply a 3 year pan European collect and return warranty on its entire notebook range as standard ensuring it offers the most comprehensive after sales service.
For further information please visit www.rockdirect.com
About Pipex Wireless
Pipex Wireless is a business formed in April 2006 by Pipex Communications and Intel Capital to develop and roll-out a WiMAX network into the UK market. Pipex Wireless owns a national spectrum licence in the 3.6 to 4.2 GHz frequency range allowing it to deploy new and innovative broadband wireless services. Pipex Wireless is the first service provider in the UK to offer WiMAX using licenced spectrum and is pioneering use of the technology and its market applications for both data and voice. Pipex Wireless is working with some of the leading names in wireless technologies and telecommunications, including Nokia Siemens Networks, Airspan Networks, Ericsson and National Grid Wireless to provide WiMAX services to nomadic workers, home users, small businesses and corporate organisations.
For further information please visit www.pipexwireless.com
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