Canadian firm EION Wireless, a provider of broadband wireless products, has received a funding award from International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) to create new solutions that enable the provision of reliable, high-quality wireless multimedia services to rural communities in Brazil, including IPTV.
As a participant in the Canada-Brazil R&D program managed by ISTPCanada, EION is partnering with Brazilian organisation Quest on the development of new wireless products that will support the wireless delivery of cost-effective television and multimedia services over the Internet in under-developed areas.
Under the terms of the accord, EION will be developing the wireless solutions involved and Quest, a community development organisation based in the state of Santa Catarina, will test the technology and create deployment scenarios in developing regions of Brazil.
To deliver highly reliable wireless multimedia services in the unlicensed band, EION will employ its TrustLink technology to mitigate the harmful effects of interference. The companies will implement the new solution across Brazil by the end of 2013 – just in time for the World Cup.