Wednesday, September 20, 2006

WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance Sets Charter

A newly formed WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance (WiSOA) held its inaugural meeting in Paris and announced its intention to sign the first international WiMAX roaming agreement in December. This roaming agreement will cover all WiMAX services and operate in all WiMAX frequency ranges. The agreement will act as the backbone of a future global WiMAX network and adheres to the 802.16e standards. The importance of global roaming has been proven with GSM. Today there are 25,000 roaming agreements worldwide generating over $25 billion in revenue every year.

The WiMAX Spectrum Owners Alliance (WiSOA) is a global organization composed exclusively of companies that own spectrum and operate services in the WiMAX bands.

Founding members include Unwired Australia, Network Plus Mauritius, UK Broadband, Irish Broadband, Austar Australia/Liberty Group, Telecom New Zealand, WiMAX Telecom Group, Enertel, and Woosh Telecom.

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