irspan has delivered WiMAX base station and customer premises equipment to Cetecom, the WiMAX Forum Certification Laboratory, which opened earlier this month in Malaga in Spain for the interoperability testing of WiMAX products.
The Airspan products to be tested by Cetecom were announced in March this year, when the Company unveiled its AS.MAX portfolio of products. Specifically, the test products include the high-performance, carrier-class MacroMAX base station, which is based on the SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology from PicoChip, and the outdoor ProST and the indoor, self-installable EasyST, which are based on Intel’s ProWireless 5116 silicon.
The opening of Cetecom is a significant milestone for the WiMAX industry. Airspan’s delivery of test products to the laboratory demonstrates our leadership position in the early development of 802.16-2004 based products. Our WiMAX base stations and CPEs, which have been shipped to a number of customers for early trials, have already successfully passed key tests that form the basis of the Cetecom certification process.
Airspan will be in the first wave of certification for becoming WiMAX Forum Certified, and will be the pathfinder for WiMAX products that fully meet the 802.16-2004 specification. We started the first phase of private interoperability testing earlier this year, and we will continue to work towards full completion through the WiMAX certification lab. The certification of our products by the WiMAX Forum will be followed by a speedy deployment of Airspan products in key markets.
More details on Airspan’s class leading WiMAX products can be found at http://www.airspan.com.