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September 2020



Dear Respected Colleagues,

The WiMAX Forum with the contribution, support and participation of our Board of Directors, Member Companies and Working Group Representatives continue producing important work to advance Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS), WiGRID, and the WiMAX technology.

Last month, we have released the sixth virtual presentation session with relevant content from ConvergEX Technologies, and Skymantics. You can review the details and video at the following link:

WiMAX Forum Virtual Presentation - Session 6

The WiMAX Forum Virtual Presentation Sessions are prepared to provide relevant details on the latest AeroMACS and WiMAX developments, worldwide deployments and applications, security through the WiMAX Forum Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Policy and other topics. Companies participating include: ADCC, Avicom Japan, CelPlan Technologies, ConvergEX Technologies, DigiCert, Eonti, EUROCONTROL, FAA, Honeywell, ICAO, Leonardo, Lisbon Airport, NASA, Powertech Labs, Siemens, Skymantics, Telrad Networks, as well as others to be announced soon.

Please stay tuned for the next round of virtual presentations and informative videos to be released soon. All sessions are published in multiple online channels including the WiMAX Forum Website, YouTube and social media. To review the current presentations, please click at the following link:

This month, at the virtual ICNS Conference, WiMAX Forum President Declan Byrne presented "AeroMACS Considerations to Foster Innovation in Air Transportation." Leonhard Korowajczuk at CelPlan Technologies was part of the Technical Program and presented "Full APRON Visibility design." To review the presentations please click here.

ICNS 2020

The WiMAX Forum will keep busy preparing for exciting meetings and events in person and virtually to raise awareness about the benefits of the AeroMACS and WiMAX technology. Please stay tuned and for more information, visit:

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments. We at the WiMAX Forum wish you a wonderful rest of the month 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.

PKITrust eBook from DigiCert

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To read complete eBook, please click here.

New era for airport communication – Siemens is the first vendor globally to achieve AeroMACS certification

Siemens is expanding its portfolio for industrial communication with the new AeroMACS certified Ruggedcom WIN base station and subscriber devices. AeroMACS, or Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System, is a wireless technology validated by Eurocontrol, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to support the growing need for secure, scalable and reliable high bandwidth ground communications for Airlines, Air Traffic Control and Airport Operations.

To read complete 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.

Upcoming Events:

Field Service Palm Springs 2020 September 30 - October 2, 2020
Virtual Summit
For more information visit:
Field Service Palm Springs
6th Smart Cities India 2021 March 24-26, 2021
New Delhi, India
For more information visit:
6th Smart Cities India
IoT Solutions World Congress 2021 May 11-13, 2021
Barcelona, Spain
For more information visit:
IoT Solutions World Congress
Connected Manufacturing 2020 July 29-30, 2021
Austin, TX
For more information visit:
Connected Manufacturing

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 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 chartered to bring industry leaders together to collaborate and contribute to the development of technical specifications, technical requirements, harmonization of documents, and provide coordinated recommendations to advise the Forum. The WiMAX Forum Working Groups are key to the development of WiMAX technology and participation is open to all WiMAX Forum Members.

It is a crucial time for your organization to participate, influence and leverage the Working Groups activities, and contribute to the development of the market. If you are interested in participating in our Working Groups, please contact us at and we will be happy to speak with you about this opportunity.

The Working Groups are the currently focused on a number of activities related to AeroMACS, Smart Energy, product certification and various spectrum access solutions. The Aviation Working Group (AWG) members have been continuously collaborating on several technical projects including: the development and maintenance of specifications related to AeroMACS Product Conformance Certification, AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), FCC AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking, and other initiatives to support AeroMACS as the standard selected to improve the safety and regularity of flights.

After years of intense work and participation by several member organizations, this year the AWG and AWG Certification Task Group (CTG) have made significant progress and achieved an important milestone. We are happy to announce that Siemens is the first vendor to receive complete AeroMACS certification. Meanwhile products from distinct manufacturers are currently in the lab to complete testing and on track to also receive full AeroMACS Certification.

The AeroMACS certification is based on a set of requirements and standards defined by the aviation industry. Each product needs to go through a series of tests at the AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL) and the certification process ensures interoperability worldwide to reduce investment uncertainties for all parties in the access network value chain, from technology providers to service providers to end users.

The WiMAX Forum, ICAO, other regulatory members and key industry stakeholders have formed the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC). The AAC is a collaborative body that will promote effective public-private dialogue and will consistent with the AeroMACS Certificate Policy and ICAO policies, provide strategic guidance and oversight for AeroMACS PKI, thereby helping promote optimum interoperability and trust among participants.

The WiMAX Forum has partnered with Eonti to manage and implement AeroMACS PKI as the Management Authority (MA). The MA has brought on the first Certificate Authority (CA) to make AeroMACS PKI commercially available to make AeroMACS operational networks secure. An overview of the AeroMACS PKI process is available here: AeroMACS PKI Users Overview.

The Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) members are working with IEEE to bring to market devices for narrowband applications and other sub 1GHz spectrum. The WiMAX Forum and member companies are part of the revision of the IEEE 802.16t that has been approved by the IEEE 802 Executive Committee. This project specifies operation in licensed spectrum for mission critical entities that have a strong preference for private, licensed networks for their data communications needs. If you are interested in participating in this activity, please contact us at and we will be glad to speak with you about this opportunity.

To foster collaboration between key industry players the WiMAX Forum Working Group members are participating in the Virtual Presentation Series and other projects as the market share expands. 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!


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