Alvarion® demonstrates mobile WiMAX™ technology leadership with WiMAX Forum® Certification for 3.5 GHz frequency

Date: Mon, 03/02/2009 - 11:59

Alvarion one of first vendors to power continued industry growth by expanding its Mobile WiMAX certified BreezeMAX® solutions to include additional frequencies

Alvarion® demonstrates mobile WiMAX™ technology leadership with WiMAX Forum® Certification for 3.5 GHz frequency BreezeMax

Alvarion Ltd., the world’s leading provider of WiMAX™ and wireless broadband solutions, announced that its 3.5 GHz BreezeMAX base station received WiMAX Forum® certification. Having already achieved WiMAX Forum certification for its BreezeMAX 2500, this accomplishment further demonstrates Alvarion’s leadership in the WiMAX industry as it continues to be at the forefront of key technology and market developments.
WiMAX Forum Certified™ equipment is essential to leverage economies of scale from an ecosystem dedicated to interoperability and best-of-breed solutions for operators. All the products undergo a rigorous testing process in order to achieve a common set of features to streamline product conformance to the standards
“Certification is a crucial step to build a global WiMAX ecosystem that is interoperable and can provide the roaming capabilities customers demand,” said Ron Resnick, president and chairman of the WiMAX Forum. “Alvarion’s achievement in certification sets an example for the WiMAX industry and provides operators with the access to WiMAX Forum Certified products they need in order to make their networks a success.”
Wireless broadband represents a growing opportunity around the globe, and WiMAX offers an unmatched user experience today as evidenced by the growing number of operator deployments that deliver these bandwidth-rich services. WiMAX solutions from Alvarion provide access to high data intensive applications such as mobile video, social media, advanced games, multimedia telephony and other Web 2.0 applications anytime, anywhere.
“As a founding member of the WiMAX Forum, we continuously strive to demonstrate our leadership in the Mobile WiMAX market,” said Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion. “Being in the first group to receive certification is a testament of our strong dedication to WiMAX as we continue to drive global R&D developments in WiMAX. We see 3.5 GHz as a huge growth opportunity and it represents the current largest customer base of Alvarion. Certification, which enables a rich ecosystem, is a key element of our strategy aimed at improving our customers’ business case, and making their services to the end users, a success.”
Alvarion’s BreezeMAX platform is one of the first OPEN WiMAX base stations currently deployed in multiple commercial projects worldwide. Using Alvarion’s SentieM technologies, BreezeMAX includes unique algorithms for enabling dynamic rate adaptation, MIMO A and B switching, fast mobility and comprehensive distributed ASN gateway model. Consequently, operators can benefit from reduced total cost of ownership in today's demanding market.

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