Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Fujitsu to Offer Mobile WiMAX, Mesh Wi-Fi Solutions

Fujitsu Network Communications will offer a native mobile WiMAX solution based on the IEEE 802.16-2005 standard. Fujitsu is also offering a series of Wi-Fi mesh products that allow telecom carriers, cable/MSO operators, utilities and municipalities to offer turnkey wireless services that integrate seamlessly within current infrastructure and operations.

Fujitsu's wireless portfolio includes WiMAX its System on Chip (SoC) and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems. New WiMAX Forum Certified base stations and end-user devices are optimized for the delivery of scalable wireless bandwidth and VoIP services to residential and enterprise users.

Initial Fujitsu WiMAX products will operate at 3.5 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 5.8 GHz, with plans to support 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.65 GHz in the future. Advanced RF technology allows these products to feature a two to five mile service radius in urban/suburban environments, and services up to tens of miles away in line-of-site applications.

The WiMAX products integrate SIP gateway messaging to enable call control and capacity reservation for voice traffic. Voice capacity is not reserved until requested, and can be dynamically adjusted while maintaining QoS, thus enabling the optimal use of radio link capacity. Outdoor WiMAX products can be wall-, rooftop- or tower-mounted.

The Wi-Fi mesh products are based on IEEE 802.11a/b/g, and the backhaul radios within them operate within the 5.0 GHz to 5.8 GHz unlicensed band for Wi-Fi. They can provide service within 500 yards in IEEE 802.11g mode, and can be wall-, rooftop-, tower-, pole- or strand-mounted for maximum flexibility.