WiMAX News

Mobile WiMAX from Motorola is fast and easy to squeeze

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). We measure our lives in bits. At the end of the 20th century, we had sluggish kilobits. Today, we count our megabits. Unlike the sheepishly modern J. Alfred Prufrock, who “measured out [his] life with coffee spoons,” we revel in any opportunity to squeeze as many …

Sources: WiSOA, Siemens, ABI, Intel, Maravedis

Dual-mode GSM-EDGE and WiMAX

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung have unveiled a dual-mode solution for GSM/EDGE and WiMAX networks. On demonstration at the Mobile World Congress this week, the solution “will enable operators to blend GSM-EDGE and WiMAX networks and thus offer their mobile subscribers …

2.5 GHz auction in Moldova

CHISINAU (WiMAX DAY). The Ministry of Information Development in Moldova announced that it is preparing to draft regulations for WiMAX licenses. According to a Ministry spokesman, the government will plan to license 2.5 GHz spectrum, which the Ministry believes will add some USD 16 million to its …

Samghau and Thales to pursue WiMAX developments

ASTANA (WiMAX Day). In Kazakhstan, the National Science and Technology Holding Company (Samghau) announced an agreement with Thales Group to jointly develop information and technology businesses. In a press statement, Samghau said the companies “have agreed to cooperate and to develop …

Sequans secures $28 million financing

PARIS (WiMAX Day). The WiMAX chip supplier Sequans Communications announced yesterday that it has raised USD 28 million in a round of equity-based and convertible debt financing. New investors in Sequans include Swisscom, the Swiss telecom operator, Reliance Technology Ventures Limited of India, …

Motorola invests in silicon supplier

RAANANA (WiMAX Day). Motorola Ventures has made an equity investment in DesignArt Networks, an Isreali-based supplier of silicon system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for WiMAX. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Existing investors in the company include Carmel Ventures and Magma Venture …

Worldmax selects Alcatel-Lucent for 802.16e network

AMSTERDAM (WiMAX Day). Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been selected by Worldmax in the Netherlands to build a commercial WiMAX network using 802.16e equipment. Worldmax has a license for 3.5 GHz spectrum in the Netherlands. In a prepared statement, Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO Worldmax, said …

Motorola will license WiMAX reference designs

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). Motorola announced plans to license its mobile WiMAX chipset-based radio, the Motorola WTM1000 (WiMAX terminal modem), to interested third-parties. The chipset is designed to deliver high-speed functionality through slim devices. It also has been optimised for size and low …

Samsung shows more mobile WiMAX products

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung Electronics exhibited their new mobile WiMAX solutions, including Access Service Network (ASN) systems. Among the products on show were the ‘U-RAS Flexible’ and ‘U-RAS LightSeries 3’; two new base-stations for …

Group forms intends to accelerate mobile WiMAX in UK

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). The Mobile WiMAX Acceleration Group (M-WAG), a collaboration of companies demonstrating the business case for the use of mobile WiMAX, has unveiled plans for a mobile WiMAX pilot network (over 2.5GHz) in Maidstone, Kent. M-WAG will conduct multi-application user trials using …

Alvarion to show dual-band roaming

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). Alvarion, Comfone, Iberbanda and Intel have joined forces to demonstrate dual technology roaming using WiFi and mobile WiMAX. This technology will allow users to benefit from enhanced coverage by utilising two types of broadband wireless technologies. The companies are …

Alvarion joins HP Developer and Solution provider program

BARCELONA (WiMAX Day). Alvarion announced its membership in the HP Developer and Solution Partner Program (DSPP). The program is part of HP’s Communications, Media and Entertainment business unit and it provides partners with a variety of tools and technical assistance. Alvarion is the first …