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RCR Wireless News sat down with Paul Ives Choiseul, chief technology officer at Latin American operator IBW to discuss the carrier’s decision to deploy WiMAX technology. The Costa Rican wireless operator is targeting the financial industry with WiMAX technology as a DSL alternative to carry the nation’s bank’s digital traffic as a safeguard to back up the information in case of a natural disaster.
IBW, which also has operations in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, is using 802.16e technology to provide businesses communications, but eventually expects to target consumers as well, said Paul Ives Choiseul, CTO of the company. IBW started testing WiMAX technology in early 2009 and was satisfied it could meet government requirements to provide secure communications to the banking institutions.

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Tracy Ford

Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
Currently HetNet Forum Director
703-535-7459 tracy.ford@pcia.com
Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.