Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent to Market OKI's Mobile WiMAX Terminals

Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to market OKI's mobile WiMAX terminals worldwide. By joining the Open Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) Program, OKI will work with Alcatel-Lucent to share market data enabling both companies to better define, test and introduce features earlier, ensure faster availability of end-to-end solutions and widen the offering of terminals.

The two companies also agreed to collaborate on conducting interoperability tests to obtain WiMAX Forum Certification and focus on offering new devices, developing features and improving overall performance on a wide range of devices, including CF cards to mobile terminals such as PCs, PDAs and UMPCs, data cards like USB dongles, and devices with a WiFi interface.

OKI expects to begin shipping WiMAX compatible products in the second half of this year, in time to coincide with the commercial launch of mobile WiMAX service.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com