Intel and the Chinese municipal governments, Dalian and Chengdu, have signed an agreement to install innovative new technologies for delivering broadband wireless capabilities to these cities. This memoranda of understanding was turned public by Intel Corporation Vice President and the General Manager of Sales and Marketing Group Asia Pacific region, John Antone.
Dalian is a port city in China’s northeast region, an important center for industry, trade and finance and has a population of 5.9 million, while Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province and covers 12,390 square kilometers with a population of more than 10 million.
According to these agreement, Intel will deploy a network infrastructure to take advantage of next-generation WiMAX broadband wireless technology, also known as 802.16, that provides a wireless alternative for last-mile broadband connectivity to businesses and homes.
“By investing in advanced technologies and IT infrastructure, Dalian and Chengdu have the opportunity to lead the adoption of new broadband wireless technology. By bringing this capability to business and consumers, these cities will be able to enhance their competitive advantage through creative use of technology in an expanding global economy”, predicts John Antone.
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