By Kristen Beckman
The following list details this week's infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available.
--France: Colubris Networks said it has been chosen by Alcatel-Lucent and French operator SFR to provide Wi-Fi equipment for a municipal Wi-Fi network in Paris.
--China: Nokia Siemens Networks said it won a convergent charging deal with Guangdong Telecom to provide its charge@once convergent online charging solution for prepaid and postpaid online charging for future mobile and data subscribers. Nokia Siemens Networks also announced a deal calling for it to enhance railway communications for the Hefei-Nanjing line with GSM-R technology.
--Europe: Deutsche Telekom awarded a contract to Nokia Siemens Networks for managed services and next-generation network modernization.
--United States: BelAir Networks said it has been selected by RedMoon Inc. to provide its wireless broadband mesh equipment to cover the town of Addison, Texas. Also in the United States, Cellular South awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade the carrier’s network in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. The deal is valued at up to $55 million.