ETSI to Co-host the WiMAX Forum's Third, Public Mobile WiMAX™ PlugFest. The Last Formal Test for WiMAX Forum Members Leading to Mobile WiMAX Certification

Sophia Antipolis, 10th April 2007

ETSI and AT4 wireless, the two leading organizations in writing and testing for WiMAX Forum Certification in Europe, will co-host the third, public mobile WiMAX PlugFest May 13-19, 2007 in Sophia Antipolis, France.

The third, public Mobile WiMAX PlugFest will validate the interoperability of vendor's base and mobile stations, testing their equipments' ability to send and receive packets of data and signalling using selected certification profiles. With the impending certification of mobile products by the WiMAX Forum and its testing partners, member companies will get this additional opportunity to test interoperability before submission for certification.

Philippe Cousin, ETSI PlugtestsTM Manager, welcomed the synergies in ETSI's support of the PlugFest, he said:

'As well as providing test specifications for the WiMAX Certification process, ETSI is very proud to be able to offer hosting facilities via our PLUGTESTSTM service. Both of these activities bring to life the Cooperation Agreement that exists between ETSI and the WiMAX Forum'.

Some testing observations and results will be available after the conclusion of the event, however due to non-disclosure agreements between vendors, testing companies and the WiMAX Forum, interoperability results between specific vendors is not released.

The public website for the event is at:
http://etsiweb.etsi.org/WebSite/OurServices/Plugtests/2007WiMAX.aspx

For more information on past WiMAX Forum PlugFests, go to: www.wimaxforum.org

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Notes to editors

About ETSI

ETSI unites almost 700 member organizations, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users - in fact, all the key players in the ICT Standards arena.

The ETSI PlugtestsTM Service is a professional unit of ETSI specializing in running interoperability test events for a wide range of telecommunications, Internet, broadcasting and multimedia converging standards.

For more information: www.etsi.org

'Plugtests' is a trademark of ETSI registered for the benefit of its Members.


About WiMAX Forum®

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM products are fully interoperable and support broadband fixed, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

'WiMAX Forum' is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. 'WiMAX,' the WiMAX Forum logo,
'WiMAX Forum Certified,' and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.
All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

For further information about this news release, please contact:

Kevin FLYNN,
ETSI Press co-ordinator
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 42 58
kevin.flynn@etsi.org

 
Mari Pillar
GolinHarris for the WiMAX Forum
Tel: +1 713 513 9574
mpillar@golinharris.com