And the news keeps rolling. In addition to a new WiMAX contract in France, Motorola announced today certification of its WiMAX WAP 25400 base station by the WiMAX Forum. The certification process for 2.5GHz WiMAX products is completely new and extremely welcome. It’s what the WiMAX forum was put in place to do – certify WiMAX products for interoperability.
According to Peter N. Jarich of Current Analysis,
For the service providers looking to deploy WiMAX, certification is critical. It proves interoperability, it gives a pathway to scale, it provides us with some way to get to that ecosystem that will help users get access to WiMAX services and do what they want with the WiMAX network.
More info and a short video available here.
Side note: for general information on all things WiMAX, check out analyst Paul Kapustka’s blog, Sidecut Reports.