Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Huawei and Intel Develop New WiMAX Test Lab

Huawei Technologies ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, together with Intel Corporation, today announced the launch of a new WiMAX Interoperability Testing (IOT) laboratory in Beijing.

Jointly designed and built by Huawei and Intel, the completion of the testing lab represents another milestone in the ongoing effort to enhance the speed of interoperability and delivery of commercial-ready WiMAX devices throughout the global WiMAX industry.

“Huawei is delighted to play an active role in the development of WiMAX with Intel through its partnership. This state-of-the-art test laboratory in Beijing that will further advance WiMAX technology,” said Mr. Zhao Ming, President of Huawei CDMA & WiMAX Product Line. “The systematic and rigorous testing in our new Beijing test lab will accelerate the development of WiMAX market segments for worldwide operators.”

Sriram Viswanathan, Vice President of Intel Capital and General Manager of Intel’s WiMAX program office said: “Intel is dedicated to providing market-ready, fully-tested and interoperable WiMAX-enabled devices. We applaud Huawei’s leadership in helping to continue to advance the global WiMAX industry.”

As a leading WiMAX solution supplier, Huawei has been involved in WiMAX research since 2001 and now has more than 2,000 engineers engaged in WiMAX R&D. Huawei and Intel first signed an agreement in April 2005 to cooperate in the development WiMAX technology and market development.

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