Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd receives WiMAX Forum Wave2 certificate

At the 2008 WiMAX Forum Global Congress, held in Amsterdam, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SEO: 005930) received world’s first WiMAX Forum Wave2 certificate for its ‘Base Station’ and ‘Mobile Station’. Both the devices support 2.5GHZ band. The products are commercial grade ‘Mobile WiMAX Wave2 Base Station’ and ‘Mobile Station.’ The devices use Samsung’s Mobile WiMAX Wave2 modem chipset which will be commercially used in the Sprint-Nextel Mobile WiMAX service. ZDNet reports:

Mobile WiMAX Wave2 products introduce a number of new features including Multi-In Multi-Out (MIMO) and Smart Antenna. These features enable the fastest data rate, up to 37Mbps for downlink and 10Mbps for uplink, among currently available mobile technologies in service. At this speed users can download 3MB MP3 music files within 0.7 seconds and 700MB movie files within less than 3 minutes.

“We are very excited to obtain the Mobile WiMAX Wave2 certification from WiMAX Forum by successfully passing all rigorous certification tests. This once again shows Samsung’s leadership in Mobile WiMAX technologies.” said Geesung Choi, President of Telecommunication Business at Samsung Electronics.

Mr. Choi said that he is confident in Mobile WiMAX as one of the most promising service in mobile broadband. Earlier, in April, Samsung also received Wave1 certification which makes Samsung few of the top vendors to posses both certified commercial Mobile WiMAX Wave1 and Wave2 product line ups.

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