Wavesat, a leading supplier of WiMAX chipsets, software and development tools and the Microwave Networks Division of Siemens jointly announced they are collaborating on WiMAX Forum Certed solutions based on IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and in compliance with WiMAX Forum interoperability profiles and have achieved successful interoperability.
The two companies are jointly conducting interoperability between Siemens WayMAX@vantage base station and customer premises equipment based on Wavesat's WiMAX 3.5 GHz Mini-PCI design and DM256 chipset, and can now offer to the market WiMAX FORUM Certified solutions.
"The results achieved with our WayMAX@vantage base station and Wavesat based subscriber stations allow an important product evolution as they guarantee the WiMAX full interoperability of WayMAX@vantage base station with multivendor subscriber stations" said Marcello Salerno, CTO of Siemens Microwave Networks Division Italy . "These results confirm Siemens Microwave as front runner in WiMAX technology."
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with a market leader such as Siemens on WiMAX solutions," said Wavesat CEO and President, Michel Guay. "The Microwave Networks Division of Siemens has been at the forefront of WiMAX development and our interop testing has been a great success. This first step lays the foundation for a long and successful collaboration and we look forward to successful deployments of Wavesat based subscriber stations with Siemens."
Global WiMAX infrastructure spending will rocket from $655m today to $7.36bn by 2009, just three short years away, according to a report from Rethink Research, entitled 'WiMAX Global Spending Plans: 2006 -- 2009'. WiMAX spending will go from 22.5% of all broadband wireless spend in 2006 to be the dominant platform in the market, with a 63% share.