RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Nortel will work with another Canada-based firm, Craig Wireless, in deploying a wireless broadband network across Greece utilizing mobile WiMax technology.

Mobile WiMax is one of the points of emphasis for Nortel in its new strategic marketing initiatives.

The Greece project involves use of so-called MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology from Nortel. MIMO, combined with a networking for multiplexing of signals enables carriers to utilize radio spectrum at higher speeds.

Craig Wireless plans to target rural areas for the project.

"We laid the foundation for next-generation mobile WiMax by deploying Nortel’s fixed solution to create the first commercial WiMax network in Greece delivering ‘Internet Everywhere’ services to people in Athens, Heraklion, Patras, Thessaloniki and beyond," said Boyd Craig, chief executive officer of Craig Wireless. "Now, we’re moving forward with Nortel’s mobile WiMax solution to extend service across Greece and provide users in key metropolitan areas with roaming access to high-speed mobile services such as [voice over Internet protocol], Internet browsing, e-mail and data.”
Nortel will work with Unisystems, is joint venture partner in Greece, on the project.