EION Wireless Offers WiMAX Essentials Certificate Training

EION Wireless, a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access and Backhaul products, announced the launching of its new WiMAX Essentials Certificate & EION Product Specific Certification and training initiative. This comes on the heels of EION’s recent introduction at the WiMAX World Forum in Boston, USA of its Libra MAX(TM) WiMAX Platform product family.

The Libra MAX architecture, a versatile platform for WiMAX broadband wireless networks and for integrating EION’s IP Intelligence, is an evolution of the field-proven Libra MX products acquired by EION from Wi-LAN Inc. in April 2006. Dual-mode operation, part of the Libra MAX architecture, means operators can roll-out industry standard 802.16-2004 WiMAX interoperable public networks as well as proprietary Turbo W-OFDM networks when service requirements dictate greater security and performance.

EION’s new wireless training initiative offers both WiMAX Essentials Wireless Engineer Certificate & EION Product Specific Wireless Engineer Certificate training courses to the engineering and management community of Licensed Wireless Internet Service Providers – WISP, Telecom Operators, Telecom Regulatory Agencies, Cellular GSM Operators, University Communities and Private Enterprises in the Africa, Middle East & Central Asia Markets.

EION’s WiMAX Essentials Wireless Engineer Certificate courses cover RF & Wireless Fundamentals, WiMAX Fundamentals, WiMAX RF Planning Network Design & Implementation and 802.16e Mobile WiMAX Fundamentals. Those WiMAX Essentials courses will be offered in Dubai on a quarterly basis starting in January, 2007. Engineers, Telecom Managers & Experienced Wireless Technicians that complete two WiMAX Essentials courses will become WiMAX Essentials Wireless Certified Engineers.

EION Product Specific Wireless Engineer Certificate courses will cover all of EION’s product families such as the VIP 110-24, Ultima 3, Libra 5800, Ranger 5145 and Libra MAX WiMAX Platform System Solution. Each of those product courses will cover Network Design, Product Installation and Troubleshooting. Libra MAX WiMAX Platform Product Training Courses will be offered at customer locations for maximum customer flexibility providing EION’s customers for Libra MAX WiMAX solutions with effective hands on training service that is not matched by other wireless vendors in Africa and the Middle East Region.

“As a Principal Member of the WiMAX Forum, EION Wireless is committed to providing standardized, interoperable Broadband Wireless products based on the 802.16 standards and also to provide our customers with the necessary WiMAX Technical Training Expertise and Certification allowing for smooth WiMAX network deployments and expansions,” said Chris Beadle EION’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“The EION Training Initiative in the Middle East Region will be led by Dr. Waleed Hosny EION’s Senior Application Engineer and a specialist in Fixed and Mobile OFDM technology. Dr. Waleed holds a PhD in Communication Engineering, from Cairo University and Dr. Waleed was involved in several major nationwide Libra MX deployments in Africa and the Middle East Region during the past two years” said Hassan Abdelghany EION’s Vice President of Sales Africa, Middle East & Central Asia.

EION Wireless is displaying its Libra MAX WiMAX Platform System Solution at GITEX, 2006 in Dubai, UAE which follows its successful live demonstration at the recent WiMAX World USA show in Boston. EION will be providing at the GITEX Exhibition further details about Libra MAX triple play capabilities and about its Dual Mode capability using its MAX-Turbo Base Station Sector Card and the new MAX-16 WiMAX Base Station Sector Card. The Libra MAX system will be displayed at EION’s Booth at the GITEX Canadian Pavilion Exhibition Hall.

The Libra MAX platform, based on Wi-LAN’s Libra MX System, is already operating in large-scale nationwide network deployments in the Middle East, Africa and Russia/CIS regions. The new 3.5GHz MAX-16 WiMAX Base Station Sector Card, ODU and Subscriber Stations being displayed at the GITEX show adds industry standard 802.16-2004 WiMAX capability to a field proven platform.

About EION Wireless
EION Wireless, a division of EION Inc., is a global provider of Broadband Wireless Access products that enable effective, economic and secure wireless high-speed communications solutions. The company’s licensed and unlicensed frequency products are used by wireless ISPs, private network operators, and remote rural networks and in voice and data backhaul applications to solve last mile challenges. EION Wireless works with more than 165 worldwide channel partners to support its diverse global customer base and provide innovative and reliable solutions.