India WiMax research center opens

September 10, 2005

India's first research center for broadband and WiMax technology was inaugurated Friday in the city of Chennai.

The C-Dot Alcatel Research Center's first job will be assisting the development of the 801-16E standard for WiMax technology and solutions for WiMax service in rural areas.

The center is 49-percent owned by C-Dot (Centre for Development of Telematics) while French telecom company Alcatel holds a 51-percent stake.

The Hindu Business Times said officials at the dedication predicted the center would turn a profit within five years.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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