The WiMAX Forum® has bestowed principal member status on Agilent Technologies Inc. This accolade is the result of the company’s active involvement in the Forum since 2004 and its introduction of test equipment to support WiMAX™ technology. Principal member status will further strengthen its ability to deliver standards-based WiMAX test solutions, contributing to the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality products into the marketplace.

The status reaffirms Agilent’s position at the forefront of this emerging market, offering WiMAX design and test solutions that span the entire technology lifecycle — research and design, design verification and pre-conformance, conformance, and manufacturing.

Thanks to their reliability, repeatability and consistency, these solutions provide engineers with a high level of performance and functionality.

“Inclusion in the WiMAX Forum as a principal member is yet another opportunity for Agilent to continue to demonstrate leadership and ongoing commitment to enabling the emergence of WiMAX as a truly global technology,” said Ron Nersesian, vice president of Agilent’s Wireless Business Unit.

“We have been actively engaged with the WiMAX Forum and have introduced innovative test solutions for this market, ensuring today’s engineers have the tools they need to create the next generation of communication based on the WiMAX of tomorrow.”