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November 2018



Dear Respected Colleagues,

The WiMAX Forum with the participation of its Member Companies, Working Group Participants, Board of Directors and industry representatives continues to produce important work to increase awareness, support and advance Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS), WiGRID, and the WiMAX technology.

Last month, at the ICAO Thirteenth Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/13) in Montreal, Canada, three working papers related to AeroMACS have been presented: AeroMACS Development in China, Runway Incursion Avoidance Research of CAAC, China and AeroMACS for Air-To-Ground Communication and Connectivity to SWIM. To review the complete list of papers presented at the ICAO ANC-13, please click here.

In China, CAAC has been formally authorized with the frequency to install AeroMACS in 110 airports. ATMB of CAAC has already deployed AeroMACS networks in 13 airports performing basic system tests, D-TAXI assistance application for aircraft and ground vehicle development. In Japan, AeroMACS performance has been demonstrated in Haneda and Sendai airports. AeroMACS provided high-capacity data transmission, reducing system introduction and application development costs.

This month, the WiMAX Forum participated at the Twentieth Second Workshop Meeting on the ICAO SAM implementation Meeting (SAM/IG/22) in Lima, Peru. The Meeting was aimed to assess the implementation of activities and performance of services, procedures and equipment in the SAM Region for the improvement to the efficiency and capacity of air navigation, considered in the performance-based air navigation implementation plan (SAM PBIP) and aligned with the aviation system block upgrades (ASBU). AeroMACS presentation analyzed AeroMACS advancements, implementations and focused on a comprehensive view of all AeroMACS deployment activities Worldwide.


The next few months promise much progress for the WiMAX market and specially AeroMACS, which is derived from our efforts in developing certification and security as well as our continuation in hosting and participating in several industrial events. Our focus has been to share key lessons, concrete knowledge, and work together for the benefit of the industry. Through our events, speaking opportunities, and webinars, we are reaching out to diverse audiences in the WiMAX community about implementing and developing AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX networks in ways that will best serve all stakeholders.

The WiMAX Forum will keep busy preparing for exciting meetings and events to raise awareness about the benefits of the WiMAX technology. We will continue attending, and participating at key industry events to bring the highest value to the WiMAX community as the market share expands. Please stay tuned for the upcoming event and for more information, please visit: WiMAX Forum Events

Our 2019 renewal cycle has begun. Members should have received communications to give ample time to pay their membership dues. For more information regarding your membership status, please send a message to, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments. We wish you all a prosperous November, and we hope to see you soon.

Best Regards,
WiMAX Forum


The WiMAX Forum maintains a bustling schedule of public appearances, white paper publications, webinars, and press releases on behalf of our industry. Below you can find the most relevant activities and latest communications.

Sectigo Delivers IoT Management - WiMAX Forum’s Aviation Initiative

Before they could debut a secure communication solution for the aviation market, WiMAX Forum needed to make sure their new AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System) systems could securely manage large-scale distribution around the globe and across agencies over a long period of time. After settling on a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) ecosystem to connect devices and secure communications, WiMAX Forum needed a trusted Certificate Authority to provide Internet of Things (IoT) management for AeroMACS.

To read the case study, please click here.

AeroMACS Capabilities Validated Through Worldwide Projects

The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, with the cooperation of its member companies, continues to advocate through a wide variety of worldwide activities about the capabilities and value of AeroMACS. AeroMACS projects will be highlighted at the ICAO Thirteenth Air Navigation Conference (ICAO ANC-13), taking place in Montreal, Canada on October 9-19, 2018. This meeting is key to the global aviation community. It provides a set of recommendations related to flight safety, air navigation capacity, efficiency and other performance areas of the air navigation system.

To read the entire press release, please click here.


In the coming months, the WiMAX Forum will host, participate, attend, and support events globally. We continue our efforts to bring you quality conferences hosted by the WiMAX Forum, and we will present and participate at key industry events. The WiMAX Forum team looks forward to seeing you at these events.

Featured Events:

AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid
AeroMACS Exhibition
March 13, 2019
Madrid, Spain
For more information visit:
AeroMACS at World ATM Congress

Upcoming Events:

Big Data & AI Asia December 4-5, 2018
Suntec, Singapore
For more information visit:
Big Data & AI Asia
Convergence India January 29-31, 2019
New Delhi, India
For more information visit:
Convergence India
3rd IoT India expo January 29-31, 2019
New Delhi, India
For more information visit:
3rd IoT India expo
IT Forum Turkey February 5, 2019
Istanbul, Turkey
For more information visit:
IT Forum Turkey
Global SEZ Expo & Convention February 12-14, 2019
Jaipur, Rajasthan
For more information visit:
Global SEZ Expo & Convention
Industry of Things World USA March 6-8, 2019
San Diego, California
For more information visit:
Industry of Things World USA
World ATM Congress March 12-14, 2019
Madrid, Spain
For more information visit:
World ATM Congress

The WiMAX Forum plans to host and participate in other events over the course of the year. As details concerning these events are finalized, we will be certain to keep you informed. For more information about our events, please visit: WiMAX Forum Events.


The WiMAX Forum Membership provides a wide range of benefits and services that promote growth and innovation of AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX technology. Only WiMAX Forum Members can certify products to guarantee interoperability and standard compliance for AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX; secure networks using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates; develop technical specifications; influence favorable regulatory environments; and contribute to the growth of the industry through standards development that satisfy the market needs, among other advantages.

The WiMAX Forum would like to extend a special welcome to the newest member from 2018 CBI Industries, Inc. The WiMAX Forum is committed to delivering the value necessary for our members to get the most from their membership, and we are always engaging with individual members to discuss how we can better serve them. If you are interested in speaking with our leadership team on our specific initiatives or have any questions, please send a message to

The WiMAX Forum is the best place to access, leverage, and influence the growth and development of the AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX Technology. So be a leader and step up to get involved today!


The WiMAX Forum organizes its technical activities through a number of Working Groups that produce technical requirements, develop technical specifications, and advise the forum. Working Groups are chartered by the WiMAX Forum to bring together content experts from member companies to collaborate and contribute to specification development, harmonize documents, and perform other tasks that the WiMAX Forum has determined to be necessary or useful. The WiMAX Forum Working Groups are key to the development of WiMAX technology.

The Working Groups are currently focused on AeroMACS, Smart Energy, and various spectrum access solutions. If you are interested in participating in our Working Groups, please contact us at and we will be glad to speak with you about this opportunity. It is a crucial time for your organization to influence and leverage the Working Groups activities and contribute to the development of the market.

The Aviation Working Group (AWG) is working on three main technical activities: AeroMACS Product Certification, AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and the FCC AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking. While additional products are starting Protocol Conformance Testing (PCT) in the AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL), a third set of AeroMACS System products is completing Radio Conformance Testing (RCT).

The AWG Certification Task Group has completed and published the WiMAX Forum® AeroMACS Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP) Specification to validate the test procedures for Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT). The Interoperability Tests (IOT) procedures to support AeroMACS based on current implementations is underway to support an overall WiMAX Forum certification compliance for AeroMACS.

The AeroMACS PKI Certificate Policy (CP) is complete and available to members. The WiMAX Forum, ICAO and key industry stakeholders collaborate in the oversight of AeroMACS PKI for the ecosystem in the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC). The WiMAX Forum has partnered with Eonti to manage and implement AeroMACS PKI as the Management Authority (MA). The MA is in the process of onboarding Certificate Authorities (CAs), to make AeroMACS operational networks secure with the implementation of PKI, commercially available in 2018.

The Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) will host a conference call to members on Thursday, January 17, 2019. As details concerning this meeting are finalized, we will be certain to keep you informed.

You can learn more about the Working Group activities by visiting the member’s workspace area to view the outcomes of recent Working Group sessions or join groups to receive emails related to that group's activities. To find more information on our Working Groups, please visit:

Working Group activity is integral to the success of the Forum, and your participation is important to the WiMAX community!


The WiMAX Forum weekly Newsbrief contains the summary of news from around the WiMAX ecosystem and is intended as a benefit to our community. If you do not yet receive the Newsbrief and wish to do so, please sign up here: WiMAX Newsbrief.

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