Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Navini Partners with ASUS for WiMAX Certified Modems

Navini Networks and ASUS will jointly develop certified Mobile WiMAX subscriber modems to be marketed under Navini's Ripwave brand. These modems will use chips from several vendors and will support key Mobile WiMAX features such as Beamforming and MIMO Matrix A (Space-Time Coding). The agreement includes a commitment to Mobile WiMAX interoperability certification by the WiMAX Forum certification test labs.

The companies said they plan to bring the initial selection of Ripwave Mobile WiMAX modems to market with desktop portable data modems in late 2007 and services -- enabled desktop modems to include VoIP in 2008.