Today the WiMax Forum announced the first 10 WiMax products that have received official certification in the 2.5 GHz frequency, and also mentioned plans to begin certifying 3.5 GHz products later this year.
Among those receiving the “WiMax Forum Certified Seal of Approval” are Samsung, Motorola, Alvarion, and Intel. Both base stations and mobile modules were approved; they claim they are the first consortium to certify base station equipment.
The forum said that more than 100 products will be certified by years end, and more than 1,000 by the year 2011. To make this happen, it will begin accepting applications for certification by the third quarter of this year.
This is a big sprint ahead in the upcoming WiMax battle with LTE, with initial launch scheduled for September in Baltimore and LTE not surfacing until 2010 on Verizon and AT&T’s networks.
The products certified in the 2.5GHz will work on Clearwire and Sprint’s WiMax network.
via WiMax Forum
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