Strix Retracts Some NTT Claims
The brief statement retracts information that was "inaccurate or [issued] without full authorization of NTT West, such as '100 cities', 'population of 50 million'. Strix would support system integration business by NTT West, however, Strix products will not cover infrastructure of service provider business in NTT West," the statement notes.
It appears Strix may have overstepped the mark in initially talking too much about NTT's plans. (See Strix Wins Big Japanese Mesh Deal.)
It may also be that Strix is not the only vendor NTT is involved with on this project.
An industry source au fait with the deal tells Unstrung that Strix is not the only company that NTT has qualified for the ambitious project. In fact, Nortel Networks Ltd. and Tropos Networks Inc. may also be on board.
Strix's VP of marketing, Nan Chen, says he has no information on additional vendors that NTT may be working with. "We're the only one with 802.11j."
802.11j is the domestic version of the 54-Mbit/s 802.11a specification, which operates in the 4.9GHz to 5GHz band.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung