ZTE Corporation, China's leading telecom equipment manufacturer, has announced that its WiMAX 16e system gained the Wave2 qualification certification issued by the WiMAX Forum.
Prior to this, the company gained the WiMAX 16e terminal Wave2 certification issued by the same organization in August 2008. So far, ZTE has become the first Chinese manufacturers that acquired both system and terminal WiMAX Forum's Wave2 certifications.
Zhao Songpu, general manager in charge of ZTE's WiMAX products, says that the company is proud to receive the WiMAX Forum's Wave2 certifications for their WiMAX system and terminal products. It not only represents ZTE's mature business application power, but also a strong impetus to the development of the WiMAX industry chain. At the same time, ZTE is committed to the promotion of standardization of WiMAX 16m and puts forward a number of effective proposals to drive the development of the industry through collaborative efforts with systems integrators, terminal producers, chip makers and service providers.
Established in June 2001, the WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. Wave2 certification is an authorized certification issued by WiMAX Forum to products or solutions that can meet the professional and strict tests held under thorough standards.
As one of the world's first telecom manufacturers that entered the research of WiMAX technologies, ZTE is also one of the 15 members of WiMAX Forum's board of directors. It has launched a complete set of WiMAX indoor coverage solution, which resolved the unsatisfactory indoor coverage performance caused by high bandwidth. By August 2008, ZTE has deployed over 30 WiMAX 16e networks across the world, covering countries and regions in Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.