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MindTree joins WiMAX Forum

05-05-2006 01:52 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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MindTree Consulting, an international IT and R&D Services company, today announced that it has joined the WiMAX Forum. The WiMAX Forum is an international, industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify the conformance and interoperability of broadband wireless access (BWA) products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The Forum and its member companies collaborate to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace.

As a member of the WiMAX Forum, MindTree will be able to contribute significantly in the development and adoption of standards. MindTree will also gain access to the detailed specifications of this new wireless technology.

MindTree will provide design engineering and value-added testing services in this broadband wireless product space to silicon vendors, original device manufacturers and equipment vendors. As newer services and products are adopted, MindTree is investing in building a test infrastructure and pre-built test libraries to speed up the testing process for WiMAX products and reference designs.

“We believe that WiMAX technology is poised for heavy deployment and high mainstream acceptance. This adoption will drive the pace of new services and product development. As a WiMAX Forum member, we will be able to enhance our understanding of the technology through active participation. By creating the Pre-Engineered Test offerings, MindTree aims to help our clients drastically reduce their time to market and at the same time increase their product quality,” said MindTree Consulting President and CEO, R&D Services, Janakiraman S.

MindTree provides design-engineering services to customers building products for the service provider markets. These products include CPEs, Media gateways, DSLAMs, Session Border Controllers, IMS gateways and front node systems. These include development of complete systems, hardware boards, Data plane software on network processors, L2/L3 software integration, Element Management solutions and complete reference designs. These services are applicable for players building equipment for the WiMAX market.

“We’re pleased to have MindTree as a member,” said WiMAX Forum President Ron Resnick. “By providing design engineering services to help other organizations accelerate their development and release of WiMAX Forum Certified products, everyone wins.”

MindTree’s Testing Practice provides testing services to engineering organizations of its global clients, helping them deliver high quality products and solutions. MindTree delivers these services through a combination of consulting, implementation, and automation offerings by providing access to world class testing experts, methodology, frameworks and tools.

About MindTree Consulting

MindTree Consulting is an international IT services company with development centers in India and the U.S. The Company provides end-to-end project execution through a hybrid delivery model called OneShore™.

With clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to enterprise software organizations, MindTree delivers global technology solutions and outsourced R&D services to innovative technology leaders around the world. MindTree has been named the leading service provider in the “Human Capital Development” category by Global Services magazine. MindTree was also among the top 10 leading service providers worldwide on the publication’s inaugural 2006 Global Services 100 ranking. MindTree was rated among the world’s top 100 outsourcing companies by Fortune magazine and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has recognized MindTree as one of the fastest growing technology companies in India in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India” program. MindTree has been ranked among the “Best Companies to Work for in 2005” in the Business Today-Mercer-TNS study. MindTree has also been ranked among “Great Places to Work” for the second consecutive year in 2005 in a study conducted by Grow Talent Company and Businessworld, and as one of the “Best Employers in India” for the second consecutive year in 2004 by Hewitt Associates. MindTree is also the world's youngest company to be assessed at Level 5 in both CMMi and P-CMM. For more information, please visit

About WiMax Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation started in June of 2001 by equipment and component suppliers to promote the adoption of IEEE 802.16 compliant equipment by operators of broadband wireless access systems. The member companies of this forum support the industry-wide acceptance of the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN standards. The WiMAX Forum is the only organization bringing compliance and interoperability to the wireless broadband industry with its testing and certification program, WiMAX Forum Certified™. The WiMAX Forum offers a wide range of benefits to member companies - equipment vendors, end customers, service and applications providers and component suppliers. Currently, the WiMAX Forum has more than 350 members, including leading equipment manufacturers, service providers and systems integrators. As a result of the association with WiMax forum, service providers worldwide will be able to deliver economical broadband data, voice and video services to both residential and business customers. Equipment that is WiMAX Forum Certified is the only equipment proven interoperable with other vendors’ equipment that is also WiMAX Forum Certified. WiMAX Forum Certified products that have been through the certification process will reduce investment uncertainties for all parties in the access network value chain, from technology providers to service providers to end users.

For more details, please contact

Manoj Chandran
MindTree Consulting
Ph: 26711777 / 26712777

Kanchan Singh/ Meeta Singh
9322251221/ 9867487378
Brand-Comm, Mumbai
Tel: 24945594/24925192

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