June 2009 | Volume 12 / Number 6
Presenting the 2009 WiMAX Distinction AwardsDefined by the IEEE (News - Alert), the 802.16e standard for WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access), was developed to provide a common framework for wireless connectivity in fixed, portable, and mobile environments. Simply stated, WiMAX (News - Alert) is a scalable wireless access technology designed to provide high throughput over long distances.
For the second year in a row, Internet Telephony (News - Alert) magazine is proud to present the WiMAX Distinction Award, designed to honor those companies who are developing and designing the next generation of products and solutions that will define the WiMAX space for years to come.
The companies that received this honor represent a broad cross-section of the industry, from equipment manufacturers, to testing companies to device manufacturers to vendors offering provisioning and policy shaping services. Internet Telephony magazine congratulates the winners.
The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System
The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System is a pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy wireless broadband data and voice services solution for mobile WiMAX Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) and Service Control. It is a field-proven, multi-access (WiFi (News - Alert) and WiMAX) platform that allows for management of bundled data and multimedia services over WiMAX and WiFi networks within the same platform. It delivers a highly flexible and versatile AAA, policy management and service control solution with support for pre- and post-paid data and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. The integrated data and voice services solution provides AAA through multiple authentication types and controls quality of service (QoS) through service flow descriptors for users, devices and services. The Aptilo WiMAX CSN System is fully interoperable with WiMAX-compliant clients and Access Service Network (ASN) nodes such as WiMAX 802.16-2005 based Base Stations and ASN Gateways through standards interfaces defined by The WiMAX Forum.
Mobile Office from CommuniGate Systems is a fixed mobile convergence solution that provides a suite of Unified Communications (News - Alert) applications available for delivery in a SaaS model. It allows mobile operators to offer Value-Added-Services (VAS) to their small and medium business subscribers. Mobile Office delivers front end communications and ties SME subscribers to the mobile mperators’ brand. It increases ARPU by driving 3G data services, encouraging the purchase of add-on features, and substantially reducing subscriber churn rates. Mobile Office includes a full suite of virtual applications such as push email, push calendar, push contacts, email aggregation of external accounts, shared folders, shared calendars, a global address book and the Flash-based Web 2.0 client Pronto!.
The Libra MAX family provides operators with a flexible fixed WiMAX product offering ease of deployment, vendor interoperability and freedom of application. The Libra MAX family of WiMAX products is designed to provide carrier grade reliability. Be it simple broadband access, Voice-over-IP, virtual private networks or video services, a Libra MAX solution lets operators roll-out cost-effective services that meet stringent service level agreements. For operators serving the business and residential sectors, large or small enterprises, or public sector, Libra MAX has the features to meet the performance, cost and security required. Libra MAX delivers industry standard 802.16-2004 WiMAX with an architecture that ensures a seamless path to 802.16e mobility.
WiMAX USB Modem (U Series); WiMAX Indoor Modem (D Series)
Green Packet Solutions (GPS)’s WiMAX USB Modem, also known as the U Series is designed for users who are constantly on the move. It provides instant WiMAX connectivity anytime, anywhere, by simply plugging the modem into a USB port. With it’s easy to use, plug-and-play mechanism, users can start to enjoy WiMAX without having to enter any account information as their profiles will be automatically loaded from the modem. U Series is fully compliant with the 802.16e-2005 (Mobile WiMAX) Standard and tailored for the 2.3Ghz, 2.5Ghz and 3.5Ghz range of frequencies.
GPS’s WiMAX Indoor Modem, also known as the D Series is designed for residential users to get connected to WiMAX. D Series is fully compliant with the 802.16e-2005 (Mobile WiMAX) Standard and tailored for the 2.3Ghz, 2.5Ghz and 3.5Ghz range of frequencies. D Series supports over-the-air configuration and software upgrades. This relieves WiMAX Operators from labor intensive maintenance and subscribers are kept up-to-date without interruption to their daily routine.
Motorola WiMAX CPEi 775 is an all-in-one solution for home networking. It provides fast, easy access to Mobile WiMAX networks using the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard via an integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g router, an Ethernet port, and two ATA ports for Voice over IP with up to 2 standard telephones. Data, voice and home WiFi communications are all integrated in one device with no interconnect cables.
Also, Motorola has launched its WiMAX interoperability testing program (IOT), which is designed to validate for its customers that a device is compatible with their WiMAX network infrastructure and helps those WiMAX infrastructure customers make decisions about which customer premises products and mobile devices they should consider.
Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
Powerwave’s portfolio of 4G infrastructure products includes antennas, tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs), multi-carrier power amplifiers (MCPAs), and radio heads, along with service and software solutions designed to reduce deployment costs and complexity, and provide network operators with a time-to-market advantage. The company’s WiMAX Remote Radio Head (RRH) leverages the technology architecture first developed for its WiMAX Digital Radio Head. Powerwave has fielded nearly 50,000 digital radio heads around the globe, supporting all manner of air interfaces and technologies. Its advanced system architecture is based on a modular platform giving the ability to quickly migrate to LTE (News - Alert) applications or other types of modulation mostly through firmware adaptation and simple hardware changes.
SQN1210 Mobile WiMAX SOC
Sequans’ SQN1210 is a single die 65nm baseband and RF Mobile WiMAX SOC. Based on state-of-the-art 65 nm technology and four years of Sequans’ proven field experience, the new SQN1210 delivers reduced cost, power consumption, and size as compared to previous generation technology in a tiny 10X10 package. Furthermore, the SQN1210 does not require external DRAM memory, and delivers maximum throughput of greater than 40 Mbps with power consumption of less than 350 mW with fully loaded MIMO traffic and less than 0.5 mW in standby. The integrated RF supports TDD and half duplex FDD and covers all three global WiMAX bands, 2.3, 2.5, and 3.5 GHz. The SQN1210 also supports 2 Tx, as specified in Release 1.5 of the WiMAX system profile, enabling uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans designed to increase cell coverage.
Spirent Landslide WiMAX Performance Test System
Spirent Landslide WiMAX Performance Test System is a complete, end-to-end performance test solution that simulates real-world bearer and control traffic for WiMAX Mobile Packet Data Core Networks. Landslide WiMAX emulates millions of WiMAX mobile subscribers in various stages of activation, deactivation and handoff between cells. During the emulation, Landslide WiMAX transmits real-world application data for session loading and QoE determination. Landslide WiMAX is capable of isolating the ASN Gateway (News - Alert) and CSN components, such as Home Agent or AAA server, in “nodal” test configurations. This configuration is ideal for benchmarking network node performance and capacity. In addition, Landslide WiMAX provides end-to-end test configurations for testing the entire WiMAX packet core network.
SyMAX Mobile Network Manager
SyMAX Mobile Network Manager is the latest addition to SyChip’s comprehensive middleware software offerings for WiMAX-enabled devices. This fully integrated software solution offers generic WiMAX network discovery and selection, security supplicant, and Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning functionalities to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and original design manufacturers (ODM). OEM and ODM customers now have a unified framework and no longer need several vendors to obtain these functions for their WiMAX devices. This significantly reduces network verification, testing efforts, and development costs.
TCS Xypoint Location Platform (XLP)
The world of WiMAX is rapidly expanding beyond mere broadband access. The TCS Xypoint Location Platform (XLP) is designed to enable precise, location-based services on WiMAX end devices. This product illustrates the use of TCS’ WiMAX location solution utilizing the Secure User Plan Location (SUPL) technology in the XLP. TCS uses a SUPL-enabled laptop and the technology can easily be transferred to a wireless device such as a WiMAX-enabled personal digital assistant (PDA) or smart device. IT
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