Wednesday, January 21, 2009

WiMAX Forum Sets up Global Roaming Program

The WiMAX Forum is establishing a Global Roaming Program that allows operators and vendors to obtain the information required to establish WiMAX roaming services. The WIMAX Forum Global Roaming program, which is now live, includes several documents for WiMAX Forum member companies implementing roaming services, including technical specifications, a test plan, a roaming contract template and a guide to follow when implementing roaming.

"Member companies have yet another tool to facilitate the advancement of their WiMAX technology innovations and make 4G a seamless experience for customers," said John Dubois, Global Roaming Director of WiMAX Forum. "We are already beginning to see how WiMAX technology will drastically improve the next-generation of broadband applications and services, and this roaming readiness program is another example of how the WiMAX ecosystem is working to extend the availability of services to subscribers."

The WiMAX Forum noted that there are more than 407 WiMAX deployments in 133 countries.

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