Telewave to Join WiMAX Forum
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | Comments

Telewave announced that it is planning to join the WiMAX Forum and actively participate in the ecosystem. Telewave will bring its RF system expertise, smart antennas and internet of things (IoT) solutions for end-to-end system integrations, ensuring compatibility and interoperability among solutions providers.

The WiMAX Forum is an organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16.

“We are pleased to have a highly reputable telecom system component manufacturer like Telewave join our organization,” said Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, chairman of the board of directors at WiMAX forum and director of community broadband at Join Venture Silicon Valley.

Other members of the WiMAX Forum include General Electric Digital Energy, Hitachi, United Airlines, Samsung, Great River Energy, Sequans Communications, Honeywell International, Siemens, UQ Communications, NTT and YTL Communications.

“We are honored to join the WiMAX Forum and look forward to collaborating with fellow members to expand applications of 802.16 in emerging market segments,” said Bob Saffari, vice president of marketing and sales at Telewave. “Delivering mission-critical IoT data is equally important as voice data for public-safety applications. Having the right networking architecture to ensure quality of service and reliability for voice and data along with low latency video become paramount.”

Moreover, establishing an agile architecture that can deliver highly reliable data in remote and rural areas is often challenging. Particularly in large-scale rural deployments, the ability to combine programmable radio based on well–defined standards such as 802.16 with customizable RF systems that have built-in sensors optimized for IoT networks makes a big difference. 

"However, this requirement is not limited to rural areas,” said Saffari.  “We also see tremendous growth in mission-critical IoT applications in many large market segments. For example, in the utility and energy sectors as part of the larger smart cities trend, the number of IoT devices will double from 1.025 billion devices in 2017 to 2.43 billion units in 2022, according to a recent Memoori research report.“

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