First systems integrator joins WiMAX Forum
Turtle Consulting Group
March 28, 2006
AlanDick, the broadcast, cellular, radar, enterprise and
communications infrastructure specialist, has joined the WiMAX Forum™,
an industry-led organisation that promotes the interoperability and
certification of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16
The company is honoured to be the first systems and services
integrator to join the ranks of the dozens of vendors, operators and
other developers that go to make up the membership of the Forum. It’s
a measure of the maturity that WiMAX is now reaching in the
marketplace that has encouraged integrators like AlanDick to join the
The move is an important one for AlanDick, which is globally renowned
integrator of broadband wireless access technology, since it allows
the group to add its considerable knowledge of WiFi technology and
real-world planning and deployment to the forum’s resource pool.
“WiMAX is increasingly high on the discussion menu at the various
shows and conferences at which AlanDick exhibits During February we
had stands at no less than five key events around the world, ranging
from Expo Comms in Mexico right through to BSE Expo in New Delhi. At
all of these events, including, of course, 3GSM in Barcelona, WiMAX
was on the agenda of most attendees,” said John Oliver, AlanDick’s
Group Product Manager.
“We will be exhibiting at the CTIA Wireless event due to be held in
Las Vegas in April, as well as CommunicAsia 2006 due to be held in
Singapore in June, and we fully expect to be actively discussing the
future of WiMAX at both of these shows. Joining the WIMAX Forum will
allow us to use the knowledge we glean at the global key events we
regularly exhibit at – together with our vast experience of WiFi
planning and deployment around the globe - to further the WiMAX
standards as they continue to evolve,” he added.
According to Oliver, the WiMAX Forum seeks to stimulate the
development of new products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard and so
create new revenue opportunities for fixed, mobile and start up
This is particularly necessary, he says, with the ongoing development
of next-generation networks, as well as completely new markets, such
as Internet telephony services, that are springing up around the
“These new revenue opportunities are crucial to the wireless
industry’s continued investment in the development of new standards,
as well as the evolution of existing standards,“ he said.
“With more than three decades of experience in the communications
space, AlanDick has a wide range of skill sets and knowledge in
integrating wireless technologies for a large number of carriers and
private companies. WiMAX Forum certification is the next logical step
in our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the latest
wireless services and solutions for today’s marketplace,” he added.
“The WiMAX Forum is striving to create economies of scale made
possible by standards-based, interoperable products that drive price
and performance to levels not achievable by proprietary approaches.
WiMAX technology is designed to help service providers across global
markets deliver economical broadband data, voice and video services to
both residential and business customers,” he said.
About the WiMAX Forum™
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to
promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of
broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN
wireless MAN specifications.
The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices
into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products will be fully
interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and
Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and
its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.
WiMAX Forum™ and WiMAX Forum Certified™ are trademarks of the WiMAX
About AlanDick Group
The AlanDick group of companies operates 41 offices in 33 countries
and employs over 2,000 people.
It is viewed as the world leader in its sector, providing
communication network infrastructure solutions in markets such as,
cellular, broadcast, radar/surveillance and enterprise wireless.
The group was established in 1971 and its current annualised turnover
in 2004/2005 exceeded $300 million.
With its offices spread across 5 continents AlanDick is a world-class
organisation which, for its mobile network operator clients, plans,
designs, deploys, develops, maintains, manages, supports, integrates &
optimises communication networks across the globe.
With over 30 years experience in global communication infrastructure,
AlanDick provides innovative products, services and solutions to
support the highest standards of performance and reliability demanded
by international network operators, service operators, service
providers, technology manufacturers & integrators.
The company’s client list reads like the Who’s Who of the world’s
cellular network operators.
For further press information please contact:
Turtle Consulting Group:
Wendy Harbutt on 070 7470 7053
Sue Chapman on Head Office on 070 7470 7003