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VIDEO: WiMAX World 2008, a recap

RCR Wireless News' Tracy Ford offers a look back at the big news during last week's WiMAX World trade show in Chicago. Though Sprint Nextel's Xohm stood as the main attraction, show attendees had plenty to talk about. ;...

Two wireless broadband players, two different plans: TowerStream targets enterprises in big cities, DigitalBridge seeks consumers in rural markets

CHICAGO - Two companies have succeeded in utilizing pre-WiMAX technology to build successful businesses that target different customers in the United States. TowerStream and DigitalBridge Communications have carved out their own markets by being fixed pre-WiMAX service providers. TowerStream has targeted the enterprise sector...

Xohm exec details WiMAX pricing strategy, discusses usage rules

CHICAGO - Day two of WiMAX World 2008 brought Atish Gude, senior VP of mobile broadband operations for Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Xohm effort, to the stage to discuss the business of WiMAX. And for Xohm, freshly launched in Baltimore this week, Gude said the...

Clearwire CEO pushes WiMAX’s promise: In exclusive interview, Wolff promises lower prices for WiMAX kit

CHICAGO - Clearwire Corp. CEO Ben Wolff stepped onto the WiMAX World stage in front of a packed house Wednesday morning. As audience members squeezed to find chairs or stood along the back walls, Wolff made the business case for WiMAX, as well as...

WiMAX World: Seeing the light

CHICAGO - "We live in a visual world." The comment, from Dan Moloney at Motorola, quickly summarizes how WiMAX services can change the world. He backed it up with a bunch of stats from a Moto survey of millennials (young people between the ages...

ReVerb introduces VirtualRAN

ReVerb Networks, a smart antenna and network optimization company, introduced its VirtualRAN family of products at WiMAX World this week.The products address the demand for cost-effective capacity solutions for WiMAX, LTE and UMTS/HSPA networks, said the company."The perfect storm is brewing in the advanced...

Moto unveils interop testing program

Motorola Inc. launched its WiMAX interoperability testing (IOT) program, which is available at its facilities in Arlington Heights, Ill., and at its new lab in Taiwan. The company said its Asian testing location, operated in conjunction with MSkylink, helps it fulfill its commitment to...

Nitronex transistors operate at 5 GHz

Nitronex, which makes gallium nitride on silicon RF power transistors for the wireless industry, said it expanded the performance data of its 28V, 5W class high electronmobility transistor to include frequencies between 5.1-5.2 GHz and 5.7-5.8 GHz. The product, designated NPTB00004, achieves 27 dBm...

Divona chooses Juniper for backhaul

Juniper Networks announced a contract win with Divona Telecom, a satellite and WiMAX operator in Africa. The carrier will use Juniper Networks' MXseries Ethernet Services Routers for Ethernet-based WiMAX backhaul. The deployment is designed to increase network capacity, reduce operational costs and accelerate delivery...

Vecima equipment operates at higher frequencies

Vecima announced its VistaMAX series has been expanded to include the 3.65 and 5.8 GHz frequency bands. The VistaMAX family includes WiMAX-compliant outdoor subscriber stations, indoor customer premises equipment, base-station transceiver and a network management system.The company said it designed the VistaMAX 3.65 GHz...

100 WiMAX deployments and counting, despite downturn in economy

CHICAGO - WiMAX vendors, chipmakers and operators are all ready to take on the wireless market at a time when economic hardship has shocked Wall Street, pushing the United States to the brink of a recession. The financial downturn the U.S. economy is experiencing...

Neotel to use 4Motion solution

Alvarion Ltd. said it won a contract in Macedona with wireless Internet service provider Neotel that calls for it to supply its 4Motion solution for the carrier's 3.5 GHz network.Neotal plans to launch the network this month and complete deployment of the commercial network...

Connor-Winfield receiver targets WiMAX

Connor-Winfield announced a new compact GPS timing receiver designed specifically for WiMAX applications.The TiMax Wi125 is part of the company's TiMax Global Timing product family. The company is showcasing the product at WiMAX World 2008. The product is a small OEM surface mount GPS...

PMC-Sierra devices target WiMAX

PMC-Sierra Inc. added four new multiband devices to its WiZIRD family ofWiMAX RF IC solutions targeted at broadband wireless subscriber equipment.The new devices allow WiMAX system designers to use a single radio design to provide customer premises equipment and network interface cards for all...

DesignArt shows SoC platform

DesignArt Networks, a fabless semiconductor company, announced its DAN2400 WiMAX System on a Chip platform.The company said a family of single-chip base and relay station reference designs is available. The platform allows vendors to build a complete radio access network product portfolio, covering indoor...

A line in the sand: WiMAX and LTE face off: Demand to drive deployments

CHICAGO - As the wireless industry gears up for the new wave of technologically advanced networks, the market will determine where WiMAX and LTE will be deployed. As WiMAX World 2008 kicks off today in Chicago, the two next-generation networks received plenty of attention...

AT&T has a lot of ‘runway’ left with HSPA : Exec: LTE will fit in

CHICAGO - Even as AT&T Mobility Inc. touted its decision to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for its fourth-generation network, the carrier is confident it can tweak its HSPA network to increase speeds gradually, without having to rush to build out a 4G...

WiMAX World: It’s all about demand

CHICAGO - Welcome to the beginning of a couple of days of technology, turmoil and transition, as various players of the wireless ecosystem dissect WiMAX technology and its role in tomorrow's marketplace. Against the backdrop of Sprint Nextel Corp.'s commercial WiMAX deployment in Baltimore,...

TowerStream: Seven years of fixed WiMAX customers

CHICAGO - For the past seven years, a Rhode Island company has demonstrated that WiMAX technology can succeed in the United States.In 2000, Jeff Thompson started TowerStream with money from a small group of investors and fewer than 30 employees. In 2008, the company...

More technologies, more battlegrounds: HSPA lays over WiMAX, LTE arena: M2Z wants to use WiMAX protocol

CHICAGO - The gloves are off as vendors and wireless providers side on different advanced generation technologies. The first and obvious battle at yesterday's 4G Executive Summit was between WiMAX and LTE, which Hank Kafka, network architect for AT&T Mobility Inc., made clear in...

MetraMAX network to use Alvarion products

Azulstar Inc. has chosen Alvarion Ltd. to provide its 802.16e BreezeMAX equipment for Azulstar's 3.65 GHz network. Azulstar is launching an advanced wireless network in Western Michigan and New Mexico under the MetraMAX name. Communities being launched include Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Ferrysburg and...

Fujitsu intros base-station SoC

Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. plans to introduce its new mobile WiMAX base-station system-on-a-chip (SoC) product at WiMAX World 2008 in Chicago. The company said the device is built on its 65nm process technology and is designed to meet the cost requirements of a femto-...

ADC takes wraps off FlexWave WiMAX products

ADC is announcing its FlexWave Mobile WiMAX product family at WiMAX World 2008 this week in Chicago. The company said the solutions allow carriers to place a base station wherever coverage is needed, including any type of terrain or within any infrastructure. FlexWave MMX...

Motorola combines M2M module with WiMAX technology

Motorola Inc. said it has begun a proof-of-concept trial for its X24 machine-to-machine wireless module that includes mobile WiMAX connectivity. The product will be on display this week at WiMAX World 2008 and will be part of a live demo using real WiMAX infrastructure....

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