The Wimax Forum aims to create economies of scale through standards-based, interoperable products that drive price and performance levels not achievable by proprietary approaches. The Wimax Forum is pushing the IEEE 802.16 family of wireless broadband technologies. It currently has more than 100 members, including Alcatel, AT&T, BT, Fujitsu and Intel.
"The Wimax Forum is critical to the rapid adoption of Wimax, as it promotes co-operation among suppliers to ensure Wimax products are compatible and can interoperate," said John Spindler, vice-president, marketing, at LGC Wireless.
Wimax technology is designed to help service providers across global markets deliver economical broadband data, voice and video services to residential and business customers.
"LGC Wireless, which has more than 50 installations in the UK, wants to ensure its products are compatible with Wimax base stations and repeaters being developed by a number of suppliers, and the Wimax Forum will provide an avenue to interoperability testing and certification," said Spindler