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CESEC, Wavesat Cooperate On 802.16 BWA Systems

Wavesat Inc., a developer of OFDM Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) silicon solutions, today announced that it has signed a cooperative agreement with China Electronics System Engineering Corp. (CESEC) of Beijing for the development of next-generation Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) systems.

The agreement covers the technical, engineering development and field testing of the DM256, an IEEE 802.16 compliant chip that CESEC plans to integrate in its future Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMANs) products.

Developed and optimized over the past six years, Wavesat's DM256 chip is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16a/d standards. It delivers proven NLOS performance for next generation BWA systems with the highest spectral efficiency (5 bits/sec/Hz) in the Industry. Wavesat OFDM chips have passed all six of the Stanford University Interim (SUI) Channel models, demonstrating their industry leading performance. Wavesat, a member of the WiMAX Forum, has actively participated in all of the development phases of the IEEE 802.16 standards and believes that they will be the catalyst to its commercialization. It will make the Fixed Wireless business case compelling to Operators and accelerate the deployment of this technology. Wavesat's DM256 chipset also delivers distinctive benefits such as a higher ratio of customers per Base Station, lower cost per subscriber, lower installation costs, while offering the best performance in a harsh signal environment.

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