Jun 30, 2005 – SAN JOSE, California
ArrayComm, the wireless industry’s leading source of smart antenna solutions, today announced that it joined the WiMAX Forum™, the industry organization that promotes the interoperability and certification of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard.
ArrayComm’s smart antenna solutions, operating today in over 250,000 commercial base stations in several wireless protocols, are field-proven to reduce interference and increase coverage in multi-cell networks, significantly improving operator economics and end-user experiences. ArrayComm’s smart antenna implementations for WiMAX base stations and client devices yield 2x range and 4x capacity improvements over baseline 802.16e equipment. In addition to participating in the WiMAX Forum, ArrayComm is actively involved with the IEEE 802.16 standards effort. Several equipment manufacturers are now using ArrayComm smart antenna solutions to enhance the performance of their WiMAX base stations and client devices. ArrayComm solutions are tailored to meet specific manufacturer and operator business strategy and application needs and are designed to include the full range of MIMO, AAS, and client-device smart antenna architectures.
The WiMAX Forum is striving to create economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products that drive price and performance levels not achievable by proprietary approaches. WiMAX technology is designed to help service providers across global markets deliver economical broadband data, voice, and video services to both residential and business customers.
“We are pleased to be a member of the WiMAX Forum,” said Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chairman. “The Forum is essential to the development of the WiMAX market, as smart antennas are essential to the WiMAX business case. ArrayComm’s real-world experience in broadband wireless operator economics will help us make a substantive contribution to the success of the standard.”
ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized leader in smart antenna solutions for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s technology can deliver large gains in the coverage and capacity of any wireless communications system (other applications to date include PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and the iBurst™ broadband wireless system). More than 250,000 base stations in commercial service worldwide are equipped with ArrayComm software. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.
About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visitwww.WiMAXForum.org.
WiMAX Forum and WiMAX Forum Certified are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.
ArrayComm is a registered trademark and iBurst is a trademark of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
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