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Old 07-16-2014, 04:04 PM
boy-you-know-who-it-is boy-you-know-who-it-is is offline
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Default Alvarion Files for Bankruptcy

I am curious to know what everyone's speculations are on how Alvarion's filing for bankruptcy last year will effect Xplornet and their roll out of the 4G network midst way through ?

Alvarion Files for Bankruptcy
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:24 PM
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Looks like they found a buyer:
http://www.alvarion.com/news-center/...valley-telecom

I see that the http://www.alvarion.com/ main page is sporting a banner reading "Same Name. New Game", which suggests that the new owner is going to keep selling under the Alvarion name. I imagine they'd continue to sell existing products.

If I get an upgrade to Xplornet fixed wireless this month, I'll try to get a look at the equipment.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:12 AM
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im pretty sure they are now owned by telrad, or at least telrad bought their wimax business
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:41 PM
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Is WiMax standards based enough that Xplornet could just keep on trucking with another brand of equipment?

It sucks that there might not be firmware updates, etc. if the equipment is not supported, but then again I don't think Xplornet upgrades firmware (my unit has 2012 firmware).
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:41 AM
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Yes, WiMax is a standard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimax

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WiMAX gateway devices are available as both indoor and outdoor versions from several manufacturers including Vecima Networks, Alvarion, Airspan, ZyXEL, Huawei, and Motorola.
The problem is, even standards based equipment can have proprietary extensions. We don't know how locked into Alvarion Xplornet might be.
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