Sony Ericsson Joins WiMAX Forum

Sony Ericsson, a worldwide provider of PC cards, announced it has become a member of the WiMAX Forum(R). WiMAX(TM) allows high-speed internet access from laptops, phones or other mobile devices over larger distances than previous technologies such as Wi-Fi.

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led non-profit organization comprising more than 440 companies committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products. WiMAX products are designed to deliver wireless broadband services to both residential customers and businesses by creating economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products.

“Sony Ericsson is committed to delivering state-of-the-art technological services and solutions to our customers,” said Mats Lindoff, Chief Technology Officer, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. “Sony Ericsson’s membership in the WiMAX Forum is a logical step as we seek to understand the technology and the opportunities in the marketplace.”

About WiMAX Forum(R)
The WiMAX Forum(R) 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. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

About Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications serves the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories and PC-cards. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs over 7,500 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America. Sony Ericsson celebrated the 5th anniversary of the start of the joint venture on 1st October, 2006.

“WiMAX Forum” is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. “WiMAX,” the WiMAX Forum logo, “WiMAX Forum Certified,” and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. Sony is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is the trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.