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Aperto, Redline, Sequans, and Wavesat get first nod: This first wave of testing covers just a simple air link, and is so limited that a number of companies, including Alvarion, sat this round out.
The four companies who have WiMax certification will certainly trumpet the fact, but it doesn’t change the dynamics of the industry. These initial certifications work just in the 3.5 GHz band, which isn’t yet approved for use in the US.
The press release from the WiMax Forum notes that the Spanish testing lab has 26 reservations for base station and customer premises equipment in the queue, which will be completed over the next two months. Subsequent waves of testing will cover more and more aspects of WiMax performance and interoperability, such as quality of service and advanced radio features.
For a rundown of what’s handled in each wave of certification, consult analyst Monica Paolini’s free white paper.
Posted by Glennf at January 19, 2006 12:19 PM
Categories: WiMax Forum