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Press Releases from WiMAX Forum (28 total)

Siemens Deploys Innovative Communication System at Tom Jobim Airport in Brazil

A leader in innovation and digital solutions for the market, Siemens is rolling out a new operational communications and data digitization system at RIOgaleao - Tom Jobim International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Called AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System), this mobile broadband communications technology transmits real-time data and images to airport operators, facilitating and optimizing management of the entire site, which receives about 15 million passengers and operates

WiMAX Forum Statement on FCC Proposal for Commercial AeroMACS Operations

The Proposal Would Enable Commercial AeroMACS Operations at U.S. Airports, Making Air Travel Safer and Faster for the American Public The WiMAX Forum® applauded today’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing service rules for the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System, better known as AeroMACS. AeroMACS is a next generation airport surface communications system designed to promote safety and on-time flight performance at airports

AeroMACS Capabilities Validated Through Worldwide Projects

AeroMACS Is the Global Standardized Technology Selected to Improve Connectivity on the Airport Surface The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, with the cooperation of its member companies, continues to advocate through a wide variety of worldwide activities about the capabilities and value of Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS). AeroMACS projects will be

AeroMACS Advances Worldwide as the Standardized Solution for the Airport Surface

Ground Communication Improvements Enabled by Secure Wireless Broadband Technology to Support the Safety and Regularity of Flights The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, continues its efforts to advance the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) globally. The WiMAX Forum and its member companies, through a wide variety of worldwide activities, are raising awareness

The WiMAX Forum Forms Alliance with ICAO to Deliver Secure Networks

This Alliance Promotes the Alignment with Industry Standards The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, is forming the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC) to provide oversight to the AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program developed in accordance with industry standards. The WiMAX Forum and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will promote effective public-private dialogue consistent

Embraer Performs AeroMACS Tests with Siemens in Brazil

The Simulation Proved Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry Services and AeroMACS Can Operate Together Without Interference Embraer conducted tests to evaluate how two services— Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry (AMT) and Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS)—can operate together without interference at the EMBRAER test facility in Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil. It was important to test it and establish the frequency separation required to optimize the spectrum without causing interference between the two services. Using SIEMENS

The WiMAX Forum Files FCC Petition for AeroMACS Service Rules Adoption

These Service Rules Will Allow Expansive AeroMACS Deployment in the United States The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, submitted a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 31, 2017, requesting adoption of service rules for the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System, better known as AeroMACS. With the increasing need for secure

The Need for AeroMACS Is Confirmed

The Demand for Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) Grows A half-day AeroMACS Symposium, hosted by the WiMAX Forum® at World ATM Congress this month, demonstrated the growing need for AeroMACS not only in Europe, but also worldwide. At the Symposium on the future of AeroMACS, we shared the results of a survey carried out by EUROCONTROL, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, which showed the interest in AeroMACS

AeroMACS Gains Momentum with Worldwide Activities and Achieved Milestones

The WiMAX Forum and its member companies have advanced AeroMACS through participation in events and technical meetings CLACKAMAS, OR – December 8, 2016 – The Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) has gained growing momentum this year with the WiMAX Forum® and its member companies raising awareness to a diverse audience about the value of this wireless broadband technology for the airport surface and furthering the deployment of AeroMACS. The WiMAX

Telrad Networks Equipment Receives Wave 1 AeroMACS Certification

A Significant Milestone for Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) Certification Has Been Achieved CLACKAMAS, OR - April 25, 2016 - The WiMAX Forum® proudly announces that its member company Telrad Networks Wave 1 AeroMACS Certification at Powertech Labs Inc., the WiMAX Forum AeroMACS Designated Certification Lab in North America. As the first manufacturer to have AeroMACS equipment certified to Radio Conformance Testing (RCT), Telrad Networks has been a vital part

AeroMACS Takes Flight Globally: Delivering Next Generation Communications to the …

Phased wireless deployment using WiMAX Forum’s Network Reference Model as a guide Washington D.C. – ICNS Conference – April 20, 2015 – The WiMAX Forum® is announcing today the publication of a technical white paper entitled, “AeroMACS: Delivering Next Generation Communications to the Airport Surface.” Collaborating with a team of industry experts, the WiMAX Forum identified the short- and long-term benefits to 3 major stakeholders—aviation authorities, airports, and airline carriers—for improved

Three Great WiMAX Forum Conferences Packed into Seven Days

Developing Profitable WiMAX Networks Across Several Industries CLACKAMAS, OR – October 2, 2014 – The WiMAX Forum® announced its upcoming conference series, delivering maximum value to the WiMAX ecosystem that includes the African community and vertical industries such as Oil & Gas and Aviation. • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – The first in the series, WiMAX Oil & Gas, a pre-conference session at OilComm, will be held at the George

New White Paper from Analyst Firm, Senza Fili, Forecasts Swift Adoption of AeroM …

Makes strong business case for a standard platform for ground communications improvement Clackamas, OR – July 16, 2014 – In a new white paper, leading analyst firm Senza Fili Consulting presents an overview of the aviation industry’s global adoption of next generation technologies for fixed and mobile ground communications. This document examines how a WiMAX-based platform known as AeroMACS ― the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System ― is bringing multiple

WiMAX Forum to Host WiMAX Africa 2014 at AfricaCom

Pre-conference event designed for operators to share best practices for profitable 4G networks CLACKAMAS, OR – June 18, 2014 – The WiMAX Forum® announced its upcoming annual WiMAX Africa 2014 event, a pre-conference session being held in on November 10th at the Cape Town Doubletree Hotel. The full-day session will focus specifically on supporting the African operator community in the deployment of cost-effective 4G WiMAX networks. WiMAX Africa 2014

WiMAX Aviation 2014 - Brussels to Explore Future Outlook of Airport Communicatio …

2nd annual event focused on deployment of AeroMACS-based technologies for the aviation industry April 8, 2014 – The WiMAX Forum®, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on IEEE Standard 802.16, has announced WiMAX Aviation 2014 - Brussels, a two-day conference focused on the advancement of wireless technology standards for the global aviation community. The event will be held on May 14-15,

WiMAX Forum Names UQ Communications WiMAX Advanced Champion of the Year

Telecom operator recognized for exceptional implementation of WiMAX Advanced technology Taipei, Taiwan – March 25, 2014 – WiMAX Forum, a global body that promotes the interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE 802.16 Standards, announced Japanese telecom operator, UQ Communications (UQC), the winner of the 2013 WiMAX Advanced Champion of the Year. The award was announced at the WiMAX Forum International Board of Directors meeting in Taipei. The award program

WiMAX Forum Spearheads Efforts to Advance Smart Grid Architecture

WiGRID™ Certification Program Drives Interoperability Standards for Utility Networking Products Clackamas, OR – DistribuTECH 2014 – The WiMAX Forum®, a global body that promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, is proud to announce its first member companies to achieve WiGRID™ certification – further advancing the adoption of WiMAX technology, which addresses Utility Smart Grid connectivity requirements. Through a collaborative effort, three equipment

WiMAX Forum to Host WiGRID 2014 at DistribuTECH

Supporting best practices to leverage WiMAX technology for Smart Grid networks CLACKAMAS, OR – The WiMAX Forum® announced the upcoming annual WiGRID 2014 event, a pre-conference session being held at 1pm on January 27th at DistribuTECH in San Antonio, Texas. The afternoon session will focus specifically on supporting the Smart Grid community in the deployment of effective and cost-effective 4G WiMAX networks. WiGRID 2014 is a free event, designed to

2nd Annual WiMAX Forum Oil & Gas Program Brings Together Industry Leaders for th …

Outlining how WiMAX technology addresses energy industry connectivity needs SAN DIEGO, CA – November 26, 2013 - The WiMAX Forum®, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on IEEE Standard 802.16, hosted WiMAX Oil & Gas 2013 – a pre-conference summit at OilComm Conference & Expo – held earlier this month in Houston, Texas. The event, which drew more than 100 attendees from

WiMAX Forum Concludes Successful Africa Operator Summit Event

Introducing WiMAX Advanced roadmap to African operators, supporting multi-platform networks Cape Town, South Africa – AfricaCom – November 12, 2013 - The WiMAX Forum®, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on IEEE Standard 802.16, yesterday hosted the WiMAX Africa 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The event was sponsored by MagnaQuest, and the reception

WiMAX Forum Concludes Successful Africa Operator Summit Event

Introducing WiMAX Advanced roadmap to African operators, supporting multi-platform networks Cape Town, South Africa – AfricaCom – November 12, 2013 - The WiMAX Forum®, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on IEEE Standard 802.16, yesterday hosted the WiMAX Africa 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The event was sponsored by MagnaQuest, and the reception

WiMAX Forum® Announces the WiMAX for Smart Grid 2012 Event

Event to be Co-Located with UTC Telecom 2012 Beaverton, OR – April 12th, 2012 – Today the WiMAX Forum announced the WiMAX for Smart Grid Event, to be held immediately following UTC Telecom 2012 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on Wednesday, May 23rd. This event will focus specifically on supporting the Utilities community in deploying effective and affordable WiMAX networks to support their Smart Grid initiatives. The WiMAX for Smart Grid

WiMax Forum South Asia Conference 2012 concludes successfully

Sustainable growth possible with convergence of industries through WiMAX Broadband The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products, hosted the South Asia Conference 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The event was held under the patronage of the country's regulatory body, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, and co-organised by Wateen Telecom, Pakistan's leading converged communications service provider. It brought together over

The WiMAX Forum® Welcomes General Electric, Hitachi, NewNet Communications Tech …

The WiMAX Forum Board of Directors also confirms Dr. Mohammad Shakouri as Chairperson Waikoloa, HI, USA – March 21st, 2012 – The WiMAX Forum today announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors: Tom Mueller, General Manager, Digital Energy – Communications, General Electric; Shoichi Hanatani, General Manager, Hitachi; Scott Morrison, Executive Vice President and President, Telecom Infrastructure Business Unit, NewNet Communication Technologies; Naeem Zamindar, CEO, Wateen Telecom;

WiMAX Forum® Announces WiMAX South Asia 2012

Portland, Oregon, USA – March 14th, 2012 – Today the WiMAX Forum announced the next in its 2012 series of Operator Summits, WiMAX South Asia 2012, to be held at the Islamabad Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan April 2 – 3rd. This event, officially endorsed by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and co-organized with the assistance of Wateen Telecom, will focus specifically on supporting the South Asian operator community in

WiMAX Buenos Aires a Success in Latin America

WiMAX Buenos Aires, the first WiMAX Forum Operator Summit event for 2012, was a success. The event drew more than 65 attendees including 14 operators to discuss the opportunities for WiMAX in Latin America. “WiMAX Buenos Aires was an excellent event,” said Paul Choiseul, CTO of IBW. “The presentations were highly instructive, not only on the state of the industry, but also on innovative new technologies and best practices that

WiMAX Forum® Announces 2012 Series of Operator Summits

Beaverton, OR – December 7th, 2011 – Today the WiMAX Forum announced its 2012 Operator Summit Series. Launched in 2011, the WiMAX Forum Operator Summit Series brought targeted, localized events to different regions of the world with a focus on serving the needs of WiMAX operators through education and networking. These summits were free to attend and open to the industry, attracting 420 attendees, including 179 representatives from 84 different

WiMAX Forum® Announces 2012 Series of Operator Summits

Beaverton, OR – December 7th, 2011 – Today the WiMAX Forum announced its 2012 Operator Summit Series. Launched in 2011, the WiMAX Forum Operator Summit Series brought targeted, localized events to different regions of the world with a focus on serving the needs of WiMAX operators through education and networking. These summits were free to attend and open to the industry, attracting 420 attendees, including 179 representatives from 84 different