WiMAX A reality in Spain

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					                          WiMAX.
                          a reality in Spain




                                        Milan, October 27, 2005




Milan, October 27, 2005                               Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
                          INDEX
 Iberbanda’s Evolution: LMDS to WIMAX
 Rural Iberbanda pre-WiMAX Kick Off – 2004
 Rural Deployment Status and Next Future Plans
 Urban Deployment Status and Next Future Plans
 Iberbanda in urban areas – 2006
 WiMax Deployment forecast - 2006


Milan, October 27, 2005             Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
  Overview of Spain


  •     43 M people
  •     500.000 sqkm
  •     600 B$ GDP
  •     Average annual
        GDP growth since
        1992: 3,2 %



Milan, October 27, 2005    Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
 Iberbanda’s Evolution
 • Startup in 2000. 3.5 GHz, 20+20MHz paired, spectrum nationwide
   license
         – 3.440-3.460 and 3.540-3.560

 • Phase I (2,000 - 2,003) – LMDS 3.5 GHz
         –   Targeting SME and corporations
         –   Data services (E1, Internet, VPN) and Voice services (ISDN PRI, BRI)
         –   Networks deployed in areas where competitors have been present for 10 yrs
         –   High customer acquisition cost  Service for larger customers

 • Broadband in Spain = ADSL
         – Increasing bandwith
         – Reducing incoming per user

 • Difficult to success in that market...


Milan, October 27, 2005                                     Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
 Iberbanda’s Evolution
 • Phase II (2004 – Now)
         – Targeting Rural Areas due to...
            • Universalization of Broadband Services pushed by local Govs
            • Broadband where ADSL is not present
            • Cover the GAP between Urban and Peripheral/Rural
            • Lower installation and CPE cost


         – Deployment of a preWiMAX network in 25% territory of Spain (Andalucía,
           Murcia, Cataluña).

         – Begin to think about extending the technology Wimax to Urban areas
            • Achieve lower costs
            • Take advantage of preWimax Deployment

         – First tests of Intel’s WiMAX chip in Q3.
         – Iberbanda will deploy WiMAX technology in Q4.

Milan, October 27, 2005                                    Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
 Rural Iberbanda pre-WiMAX Kick Off - 2004
  •     Deployment in Andalucia and Cataluña during 2004
         – Data service 256/512/1024/2048/4096kbps with 1:10;1:5;1:2;1:1 CIR
         – VoIP with up to four POTS lines – September 2004

  •     Over 200 pre-WiMAX BS’s planned with 4 sectors (90º) each in 2004
         – 20.000 services planned
         – Avg/Max number of CPEs/sector = 40/250CPEs

  •     CPEs equipped with 18° directional antenna
         – Just Ethernet at CPEs, external MTA (RJ-11) when VoIP required
         – Installations performed mostly in rural areas with near-LOS environment

  •     Cell radius
         – 31km – best recorded (in LOS conditions)
         – 10km – average (in near LOS, with high variance)


Milan, October 27, 2005                                    Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
       Rural - Deployment Status and Next Future Plans
   •     Services to Residential, SMEs and Corporations

   •     Targeted 54% of Spain’s population in 2004
          – Andalucia + Cataluña + Murcia
          – Pushed by regional Governments
          – VoIP service started in Sept ’04
          – Customer satisfied with installation time & reliability

   •     Targeting 68% of Spain’s population in 2005-2006
          – Navarra and Castilla y Leon already scheduled

   •     300 pre WiMAX BS already deployed in Jun’05 – 500 expected Dic’05
   •     25000 services up and running

   •     Up to 1,000 BS during 2006 – Iberbanda leads Wimax deployments...

Milan, October 27, 2005                                         Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
       Urban Deployment Status and Next Future Plans
   •     275 LMDS BS on air in urban areas on the roof – 72 towns in Spain
   •     Installing Wimax sectors in 30 BS – Since Q3 2004

   •     After several tests...
           – Expensive CPE installation – License / Neighbours / LoS
           – Complicated migration process
                  •   CPEs outdoor with directional antennas
                  •   Bad CPE modulation decreasing BS capacity
                  •   Frequency availability
                  •   Interoperability not yet ready
                  •   ¿CPE Auto installation?

           – Technology & Marketing & Sales discussion
                  • To be a complement of ADSL, target specific urban areas
                  • To be a competitor of ADSL, target the whole town
                  • FDD or TDD – Different capacity for downstream or upstream
                          – TDD / 802.16e / mobility


Milan, October 27, 2005                                                   Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
   Iberbanda in urban areas – 2006
   •     Installing Wimax sectors in 50 additional BS
   •     Targeting specific areas with high customer density

   •     Until 2006 Q2 - Going on with tests...
           –   FDD / TDD
           –   CPEs indoor
           –   BS not only on the roofs (micro-pico cell)
           –   Cell radius in urban areas ( 1 – 3 km ??)
           –   TDM over IP (E1, ISDN Primary,...)
   •     2006 Q2 – NOMADICITY as new service - PILOT
           –   Smart antennas / OFDM A (better uplink)
           –   Indoor installation – Be careful with bad modulation!!!!!!
           –   Interoperability – Low cost CPE
           –   Better QoS – Link with several BS
           –   Easier migration process when introducing Capacity BS


Milan, October 27, 2005                                                 Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda
  WiMax Deployment forecast. 2006




                          Areas with Iberbanda’s network




Milan, October 27, 2005                          Gonzalo Garzon, Network Director Iberbanda