Edge-Core pushes for WiMax Philippines

Broadband solution provider Edge-Core is pushing for the development of WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) in the Philippines, describing the country--composed of more than 7,000 islands--as an "ideal place" for the technology.

Devoted to providing a full-range of reliable, high-performance and high-scalability networking equipment, Edge-Core recently met with different channel partners, Internet service providers (ISPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) to introduce its latest ISP product series. The company is a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation in Taiwan.

In its second series of seminars dubbed: "Broadband Now and Future" held at the Crown Plaza Galleria in Manila, Edge-Core executives introduced its broadband solution, including WiMAX, Ethernet / Fiber Ethernet switches, as well as its IPTV (internet protocol TV) solutions.

Becky Ho, senior sales manager of Accton Brand Business Unit, claimed Edge-Core's broadband equipment is designed to fulfill people's need for quadruple play--voice, data, video, and mobility.

"We aim to enable service providers to offer flexibility in implementing the last mile broadband to users, combining optical (FTTB, FTTH), and wireless (Wi-Fi, WiMAX) infrastructures," she said.

Ho said Edge-Core products include Metro Access Switches, Chassis and Layer 2/3/4 Managed Switches, WiMAX and Wi-Fi Products.