Microwave Journal

Asian Lab Offers Fixed and Mobile WiMAX Certification

July 31, 2007

The WiMAX Forum“ has selected Bureau Veritas’s Advance Data Technology Corp. (ADT) in Taiwan as the first Asian certification test lab of both fixed and mobile WiMAX certification services. WiMAX is a technology that provides an alternative to cable/DSL for the ‘last mile’ as well as mobile or personal broadband and is expected to have significant growth rates over the coming years. The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that was set-up to ensure compatibility and interoperability of equipment in this blossoming market and the selection of the ADT test lab expands its operations into Asia.

Oliver Butler, vice president of Bureau Veritas Electrical and Electronic Product Services, stated, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this exciting technology, enabled by the investments we have made in the latest equipment, expertise and facilities at our WiFi/WiMAX certification test centre in Taiwan. With our network of offices around the world, and dedicated E&E labs and expertise in America, Asia, and Europe, Bureau Veritas is ready to support the WiMAX equipment market.”

Mark Wang, president of Bureau Veritas ADT, continued, “We expect to launch our WiMAX Forum certification service in early Q4 2007, offering the same level of service as AT4 Wireless, Spain, which is currently the only facility in the world capable of providing both fixed and mobile WiMAX certification. And with WiMAX being a new technology with changing standards, our total solution portfolio and expertise in test, certification and debugging will enable equipment providers to achieve their market entry deadlines.”