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WiGRID - Current WiMAX Operator

I am a current WiMAX operator looking for ways to expand my business using my existing infrastructure.

So you already own and operate a WiMAX network, and are looking to grow your business. Great! The WiMAX Forum can help. Many WiMAX operators, including some of the largest, around the world are looking to expand their businesses into non-consumer segments, and Smart Grid is a great fit.

UQ Communications in Japan, one of the largest and most sophisticated WiMAX operators in the world, is a significant example of a WiMAX operator working closely with a utility to power its Smart Grid network. As of April, 2013, UQ Communications counts over 4 million subscribers to its credit and has over 60 MVNO partners. UQC is currently working with Kyushu Electric Power Company to power their Smart Meters. To learn more, please download the following presentation:

UQ – KEPCO Update 2013

How else can the WiMAX Forum help you?

The WiMAX Forum is ready to help its membership by making connections through its extensive member and business network; contributing to the growth of the industry through standards development; and aiding with regulatory challenges.

Within the WiMAX Forum’s organizational structure is a specific body for solving problems in the Smart Grid industry: The Smart Energy Working Group. The Smart Energy Working Group acts as a focal point for Utility interest in WiMAX as a technology for Smart Grid Applications, and will promote WiMAX as the premiere technology for Smart Grid Applications on a global basis by defining utility requirements and technology profiles that drive the network and air interface specifications and certification for WiMAX networks and products to ensure the development of a healthy eco-system of interoperable Smart Grid centric product solutions.

The Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) provides coordinated input from the Utility and Energy Industries to other Working Groups and the WiMAX Forum Board. Participation is open to all WiMAX Forum Members. SEWG is the single source for coordinated recommendations and requirements that drive WiMAX Specifications. SEWG provides marketing support to position WiMAX in the Utility Industry and maximize participation in this market segment.

To participate in the Smart Energy Working Group and enjoy the other benefits of working with us, join the WiMAX Forum today!

For more case studies in the utility industry, please click here to see our full listing.