Monday, February 16, 2009

Huawei and Intel Develop WiMAX IOT

Intel and Huawei today announced that a WiMAX IOT (Interoperability Testing) Lab has commenced operation in Beijing. Based on both WiMAX infrastructure and terminal products provided by Huawei and Intel respectively, the lab replicates a real end-to-end test environment.

According to Intel this environment helps assure comprehensive, commercially operable, mature and rapidly deployable WiMAX solutions for operators around the world. “Specifically, Huawei provided its infrastructure equipment including WiMAX BS (Base Station) DBS3900 which has gained Wave2 certification from the WiMAX Forum, ASN-GW (Access Service Node Gateway) and some CSN equipment.”

“Intel also provided a wide variety of terminals embedded with its WiMAX chipset, including the Intel WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 Series adapter, available today in Intel processor-based notebooks and netbooks, as well as IOT and performance testing equipments for the IOT lab,” the company said.

“Ensuring interoperability between infrastructure equipment and end-user devices is key to delivering highly-mature and rapidly-deployable solutions,” said Sriram Viswanathan, vice president of Intel Capital and general manager of the WiMAX Program Office, Intel.

“Intel applauds Huawei’s leadership efforts to help drive forward and enable the global WiMAX industry and market. Using our chipset technology and working together with Huawei, Intel is a dedicated ally in providing market ready, fully tested and interoperable WiMAX-enabled devices.”

“We embarked on an open cooperation strategy for WiMAX development with Intel back in 2005. Since then Huawei and Intel have consistently strengthened our strategic relationship to conduct a very successful series of WiMAX related cooperative ventures over the subsequent three year,” said Mr. Zhao Ming, president of Huawei CDMA & WiMAX Product Line.

“The systematic and rigorous testing we’ll be jointly conducting in our new Beijing WiMAX IOT lab will further advance both companies’ end-to-end WiMAX solution delivery abilities and, in turn, expedite the development of WiMAX market segments for operators worldwide.”

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