2009 WiMAX Forum Congress Heading to Americas

The WiMAX Forum® and Informa Telecoms & Media, producers of the WiMAX Forum Global Congress Events Series of trade shows and conferences, announced the launch of their Americas show for 2009. With the continued acceleration of commercial availability of Mobile WiMAX Certified[tm] products expected in 2009, the WiMAX Forum Congress Americas promises to be the year’s premier industry event for North, South & Central America. Taking place December 2-3, 2009, the event will be located at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and will bring together WiMAX leaders from around the globe to address key market needs for WiMAX deployments and to further strengthen the WiMAX ecosystem.

WiMAX Forum Congress Americas will provide dynamic international trade show offering opportunities for exhibition, conference, and professional WiMAX Forum Certified Training and business interaction. As the industry organization focused on furthering the development and adoption of certified, standards-based WiMAX technology, the WiMAX Forum is uniquely positioned to deliver a valuable experience to the global WiMAX community, and this event is the only WiMAX trade show in North America that the WiMAX Forum will support in 2009.

“Ever since the WiMAX Forum Board of Directors unanimously agreed to launch the WiMAX Forum Global Congress Events Series for 2008 onwards, we have had tremendous support from the WiMAX Forum community and beyond,” said Ron Resnick, President of WiMAX Forum. “There is now a requirement to take to North America our vision of a high quality, ‘built to do business’ event that draws together the WiMAX ecosystem to do business and to define the future of the mobile Internet.”

Major industry players are fully backing the entire WiMAX Forum Global Event Series, and the following companies have already sponsored and exhibited at these events including many others: Acme Packet, ADT, Agilent, Airspan Networks, Alcatel Lucent, Alvarion, amDOCS, Amicus Wireless, Anritsu, Aperto Networks, AT4 Wireless, ATDI, Axxcelera Broadband, Beceem, Bridgewater Systems, CATR, CCS, C-Motech Co., Celplan Technologies, Ceragon, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Comarch, Comsys Mobile, Couei, Danske Telecom, DesignArt Networks, Detecon Consulting, DTV Interactive, EDX Wireless, eServGlobal, ET Industries, ETS-Lindgren, Forsk, Fujitsu, Globtel, GOIP International, Harting Electronics, Huawei, Intel Corporation, Japan Radio, Kathrein, Keithley Instruments, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Mediatek, Mobilemetrics, MobileAccess, Motorola, MTI Wireless Edge, NEC Corporation, Nextwave Wireless, Nokia-Siemens Networks, Nortel, Redline Communications, Rhode & Schwarz, Runcom Technologies LTD., Samsung, SeaSolve Software, Sequans Communications, Siemens, Spirent, SR Telecom, SysDsoft, Tektronix, Telsima, TTA, TTC, Vector, Volubill, WiChorus, ZTE Corporation, and Xceed Technologies.

WiMAX Forum Congress Americas offers a unique hands-on business experience with networking opportunities, WiMAX Forum Certified training courses, boot camps, seminars with industry thought leaders, exhibition floor and member product and service announcements. The program features analyst briefings, regulatory briefing days, emerging markets focus days and is conveniently co-located with WiMAX Forum member activities including exclusive ‘live’ demonstrations. The show floor will feature free seminar theatres with fully programmed conference agendas demonstrating the ecosystem at work, hospitality suites and meeting rooms to facilitate business, as well as country pavilions and product showcases.

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 802.16e/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, 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. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem.

“WiMAX Forum,” the WiMAX Forum logo and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. “WiMAX,” “Mobile WiMAX,” “Fixed WiMAX,” “WiMAX Certified,” and “WiMAX Forum Certified” are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.