Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WiMAX Forum Certifies First MIMO 2.3 GHz Mobile Products

The WiMAX Forum has certified the first two Mobile WiMAX products for the MIMO 2.3 GHz profile: base stations operating in the 2.3 GHz band from Huawei and Samsung.

Tests of the newly certified products were conducted at WiMAX Forum testing labs in China and Korea. In addition to these labs, the ADT lab in Taiwan recently completed the construction of its 2.3 GHz test bed infrastructure and is ready to begin testing of submitted products.

The completion of the 2.3 GHz certification testing profile allows WiMAX Forum designated labs to accept tri-band (2.3, 2.5 and 3.5 GHz) products and immediately begin the certification process.

The WiMAX Forum noted that WiMAX operators with 2.3GHz spectrum holdings are among the fastest growing sector in the WiMAX ecosystem. Globally, the WiMAX Forum has tracked more than 50 commercial deployments in this spectrum band and 588 total WiMAX deployments in 148 countries as of April 2010.

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