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WiMAX Forum Initiatives

AeroMACS: The global Aviation industry understands that it needs to upgrade its airport surface communications systems. With over 100 slot-limited airports in the US and Western Europe alone and the current system pushed to its limits, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and EUROCONTROL/SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) have identified the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) to support this ever growing need for increased data communications and information sharing on the airport surface. AeroMACS will help to achieve the necessary efficiency gains by providing increased transmission of Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Airline Operations Communications (AOC) on the airport surface. Read more here.

WiGRID: The Smart Grid is an evolving network of new technologies, equipment, and controls working together to respond immediately to today’s demand for electricity. The WiMAX Forum® believes that Smart Grid or “WiGRID™ networks” will be powered by a mix of best-fit communications technologies, and we are working hard as an organization to position both WiMAX operators and WiMAX vendors to succeed in serving the diverse needs of the Utility Industry. Read more here.

WiMAX Advanced: WiMAX is an OFDMA-based, all-IP, data-centric technology ideal for use in delivering mobile 4G services. WiMAX is currently being used by operators across the world precisely for this purpose. Today, you can find WiMAX embedded in hundreds of devices including USB dongles, MiFi devices, laptops and cellular phones. Read more here.

Oil & Gas: Oil and Gas companies across the globe are looking for the next generation of communication technology for their networks in order to run their business more efficiently, save on operational costs, and become more environmentally friendly. WiMAX is an ideal solution for these specialized private network deployments and has already been implemented by some of the largest, most innovative companies in the ecosystem. Read more here.

Smart Cities: Municipalities have complex communications needs and often struggle to cope while relying on dated systems. Cities need to balance the desire for better and more efficient ways to manage their assets, provide services to their citizens, and protect the public; with the need to save on operational costs, reduce network complexity and focus on more environmentally friendly solutions. In order to accomplish these goals, they require a technology that is mature with a solid ecosystem and robust upload capabilities. Read more here.

Rural and Emerging Markets: Time Division Duplexing (TDD) Wireless technologies are the ideal solutions for providing cost-effective broadband connectivity in rural and emerging markets. Today TDD wireless technologies serve hundreds of millions of broadband subscriptions in previously unconnected areas such as Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the rural United States and more. Read more here.