SOURCE: WiMAX Forum

March 08, 2005 13:21 ET

WiMAX Forum™ to Host WiMAX Pavilion at CeBIT Featuring Technology Demonstrations and Live Presentations

SAN JOSE, CA and HANOVER, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2005 --

Who:     WiMAX Forum™
         Participating Companies: Alvarion, Intel, Redline Communications,
         SR Telecom and Wi-LAN

What:    WiMAX Pavilion
         An interactive exhibit space featuring WiMAX Forum member
         companies that will demonstrate and discuss their WiMAX product
         plans and give live presentations in an on-site theater.

When:    March 10-16


         Schedule for Live presentations:

         March 10    March 11    March 14     March 15     March 16
10 a.m.  Redline     Wi-LAN      SR Telecom   Alvarion     WiMAX Forum
 2 p.m.  Wi-LAN      Redline     Alvarion     WiMAX Forum  SR Telecom
 4 p.m.  Alvarion    SR Telecom  WiMAX Forum  Redline      Wi-LAN


Where:    CeBIT
          Hanover, Germany
          Hall 13, Stand C38, Booth A8/9
Reflecting the growing excitement for WiMAX worldwide, the WiMAX Forum™ will host a WiMAX Pavilion at CeBIT March 10-16 in Hanover, Germany. Five WiMAX Forum member companies will exhibit along with the WiMAX Forum in the WiMAX Pavilion, which will feature live presentations. Hour-long presentations by participating member companies and the WiMAX Forum will be featured at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16. The WiMAX Pavilion will be located in Hall 13, booths A8/9, and will feature the exhibits of Alvarion, Intel, Redline Communications, SR Telecom and Wi-LAN.

WiMAX is a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile broadband wireless access as an alternative to cable and DSL. WiMAX will provide fixed, nomadic, portable and, eventually, mobile wireless broadband connectivity without the need for direct line-of-sight with a base station. In a typical cell radius deployment of three to 10 kilometers, WiMAX Forum Certified™ systems can be expected to deliver capacity of up to 20 Mbps per channel, for fixed and portable access applications. This is enough bandwidth to simultaneously support hundreds of businesses with T-1 speed connectivity and thousands of residences with DSL speed connectivity.

Through WiMAX Forum-led efforts, the economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products will drive price and performance levels unachievable by proprietary approaches. As a result, service providers worldwide will be able to deliver economical broadband data, voice and video services to both residential and business customers. In January, the WiMAX Forum announced it will begin accepting vendor equipment for certification through independent lab testing in July of 2005.

The WiMAX Forum has more than 230 members, representing the entire ecosystem of companies necessary for bringing WiMAX Forum Certified™ products to market, including equipment manufacturers, operators, system integrators, silicon and component makers, and application providers. For a complete list of current members, visit www.WiMAXForum.org.

About WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum's goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.

WiMAX Forum™ and WiMAX Forum Certified™ are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.

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