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Certification Arrives for Mobile WiMAX

After many months of delay, there are now eight officially certified 802.16e, or WiMAX products. The WiMAX Forum made this announcement at its WiMAX Forum Congress in Singapore. Samsung, Sequans Communications, POSTDATA and Runcom Technologies all gained certification for a subscriber device and a base station. All four certified...
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WiMAX Trial for Alcatel-Lucent in Thailand

Alcatel-Lucent has announced plans to conduct a trial of wireless broadband services using WiMAX Rev-e technology with True Corp., Thailand’s only fully integrated telecommunications provider and leader in convergence lifestyle. For the trial Alcatel-Lucent will provide True Corp. with a comprehensive WiMAX solution that operates on the 2.5 GHz...
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AT&T looks to WiMAX for rural broadband

AT&T may be trying to block the merger of Sprint Nextel's and Clearwire's WiMAX activities, but it is also proceeding with its own, more limited, plans for the technology. The telco has been trialling WiMAX-class technologies in rural areas for a few years and now its CTO John Donovan...
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Africa: a promising land

Chinese-based vendors turn to emerging markets
In mid-January 2008, ZTE announced sale of WiMAX equipment to Libya Telecom & Technology, the first commercial WiMAX network in Africa. The future network will cover eight cities in Libya including Tripoli. The sale was more symbolic than dollar value, the Chinese telecom equipment maker hopes it will open...
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