WiMax Record Claimed

WiMAX transmitted live pictures of the World Sailing Championships on the Neusiedlersee in Austria via wireless broadband Internet

June 7, 2006

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VIENNA -- WiMAX Telecom Group, the only multinational operator of WiMax services in Europe, transmitted live pictures of the World Sailing Championships on the Neusiedlersee in Austria via its wireless broadband Internet connection. It set a new record transmitting live video at ranges of up to 40 kilometres and from moving vessels. The experience gained will be of use to WiMAX Telecom in extending its network in the coastal region of Croatia. This is an important achievement of interest not only to boat owners and yachtsmen.

WiMAX Telecom also took on a sporting challenge of a special kind at the World Sailing Championships on Austria's Neusiedlersee from May 10-20, 2006. Never before had anyone attempted to send live video footage via WiMax from a moving vehicle into the Internet. But WiMAX Telecom pulled off this feat. From a yacht moving at 12 knots, pictures of the World Sailing Championships were streamed live – and over a distance of 40 kilometres, thus beating all previous forecasts about the range of WiMAX technology.

This technology will be of increasing importance for transmission from all moving vehicles in future. Especially ships in coastal waters will benefit greatly. Even at a distance of 40 kilometres from the shore they will be linked via the Internet and hence reachable for sending messages or for VoIP telephony. WiMAX is an extremely inexpensive alternative to expensive, satellite-supported communication solutions.

WiMAX Telecom AG

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