Anite, a leader in testing technology for the wireless industry, and Beceem Communications Inc., a leading provider of chipsets for the mobile broadband market, announced that they have entered into a collaboration to enable customers to more effectively use their respective products.

The collaboration is built upon solid foundations with Beceem already using Anite solutions to accelerate the verification of their reference designs.

Anite and Beceem will align product roadmaps as part of a deep technical collaboration for WiMAX™ 802.16e and also introduce a dedicated customer support program to ensure that Beceem customers have access to complementary testing tools for subscriber and base station development.

"Anite is committed to providing high quality test solutions to WiMAX device developers and carriers," said Praveen Kumar, VP of WiMAX Products, Anite. "This collaboration with Beceem demonstrates our continued support of WiMAX and enthusiasm to work with the WiMAX ecosystem."

"With product roadmaps aligned, Beceem and Anite can ensure that customers working with our chipset products can access configuration information and testing tools that have been proven to work with the latest versions of Beceem software and firmware," said Aditya Agrawal, senior director of marketing, Beceem Communications.

"This in turn will dramatically reduce customer development timelines and improve time to market for WiMAX mobile products."