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TMC, INTERNET TELEPHONY Congratulate WiMAX Distinction Awards Winners

By Paula Bernier

WiMAX (News - Alert) has become one of the hottest areas in technology as demand mounts for broadband that is more widespread, faster and, often, mobile.

Joe McGarvey, principal analyst for IP services infrastructure with Current Analysis (News - Alert), recently told INTERNET TELEPHONY: The explosion of mobile data networks is “basically the second coming of the Internet boom that the fixed world experienced several years ago.”

In the U.S., Clearwire (News - Alert) and Towerstream have led the way in terms of WiMAX deployment. Meanwhile, WiMAX has seen considerable momentum for rural deployments and with various service providers abroad.

WiMAX is considered as one of the key ways that network operators can bring broadband quickly and affordably to far-flung rural subscribers. And the federal government’s broadband stimulus program has given the 4G technology an added boost by providing funding to select applicants, some of which aim to use WiMAX to bring high-speed Internet access to remote, unserved and/or underserved areas.

Meanwhile, WiMAX already has seen some significant deployments in Asia. For example, KT (News - Alert) has a large-scale WiMAX deployment in place in Korea. And UQ Communications, which is backed by Intel and KDDI Corp., expects to bring WiMAX to Japan in a big way as well.

In light of all the interest and uptake in this exciting new 4G technology, Technology Marketing Corp., the global, integrated media company that is the parent of INTERNET TELEPHONY, recently launched the Third Annual WiMAX Distinction Awards.

Presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, the 2010 WiMAX Distinction Awards have been granted to companies that exhibit a commitment to innovation in the WiMAX space. Based on case studies provided by entrants, winners were chosen by members of the TMC (News - Alert) editorial staff based on exemplary products and services developed and deployed in the past year.

“The WiMAX Distinction Awards acknowledge companies who are successfully bringing WiMAX to market and providing their customers with exceptional solutions to help grow their business,” says TMC’s CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert). “I would like to congratulate all the winning companies for their achievements in the WiMAX community.”

The Winners

Alvarion (News - Alert)
BreezeMAX Extreme

Anritsu Co.
BTS Master MT8221B Base Station Analyzer

MS269xA Signal Analyzer

Aptilo Networks (News - Alert)
The Aptilo WiMAX Connector

Aricent’s WiMAX ASN Software Frameworks

CradlePoint (News - Alert) Technology
CradlePoint CBA750 Mobile Broadband Adapter

WiMAX Digital Media Frame Router

Mobile Metrics
Torrent 7100 WiMAX Test System

Motorola (News - Alert) Inc.
Motorola WiMAX ASN 1000 Low Teledensity ASN GW

Motorola WiMAX CPEi 090

Motorola WiMAX USBw 200 Docking Station

Openwave Systems
Openwave Passport

OPNET Technologies Inc (News - Alert).
OPNET WiMAX Network Simulation Solution

Powerwave Technologies
Powerwave’s WiMAX Antenna Family

High-speed wireless broadband