WiMAX Forum Vision and Mission
WiMAX Forum® Vision
WiMAX empowers mobile and wireless broadband services everywhere.
WiMAX Forum Mission
The WiMAX Forum is a worldwide consortium chartered to deliver
certification that achieves global interoperability, develop technical
specifications based on open standards, pursue a favorable regulatory
environment and promote the vision.
WiMAX Forum Strategic Objectives
Establish cost-effective and timely certification processes
and certification infrastructure for WiMAX that achieve device and
- Ensure that the WiMAX Forum certification process is valued and
trusted by network providers, service providers and consumers worldwide.
- Ensure on-time availability of test specifications and certification requirements.
- Ensure test infrastructure is in place to meet the global need for cost-effective WiMAX certification.
Publish technical specifications to achieve a commercially viable global ecosystem for WiMAX.
- Deliver high-quality technical specifications based on the IEEE
802.16 standard to enable a high-performance, end-to-end Internet
network architecture supporting fixed, portable, nomadic and mobile
- Establish a WiMAX technology road map to support a wide variety of
applications and use case scenarios, and foster a robust ecosystem.
- Enable global roaming for WiMAX-to-WiMAX networks and across networks that meets market demand for ease of use.
- Enable interworking for WiMAX networks with other wireless networks.
- Ensure WiMAX supports coexistence with other wireless technologies to provide access to a broad set of frequency bands.
Promote the brand and technology to establish WiMAX as the worldwide market leader for broadband wireless.
- Promote attractive services and economic value propositions to foster user demand.
- Promote WiMAX to ensure spectrum availability and a favorable regulatory environment.
- Promote the advantages of WiMAX to facilitate growth of the ecosystem worldwide.