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June 2022



Dear Respected Colleagues,

The WiMAX Forum comprised of its Board of Directors, Member Companies, Working Group Representatives and industry experts collaborate to the development of technical specifications, certification and spectrum access based on globally harmonized standards to promote growth, innovation, increase awareness and advance the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication (AeroMACS), WiGRID, and the WiMAX technology. While we have fruitful conversations, we see concrete results from our activities with the expectation that the market share will expand and succeed.

Last month, the WiMAX Forum received the registration approval for the AeroMACS WiMAX Forum Certified logo trademark. The WiMAX Forum offers certification for AeroMACS products at the AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL) based on the requirements defined in aviation industry standards. For more information, please click here.

 AeroMACS WiMAX Forum Certified

This month, on June 1-3, 2022 the WiMAX Forum Member Company CelPlan Technologies exhibited at the Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit. Leonhard Korowajczuk - CEO/CTO - CelPlan Technologies made a presentation on "AeroMACS or How to Improve Customer Experience and Save the Aviation Industry Millions of Dollars." If you would like to receive a copy of the presentation, please contact us. The Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit took place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia.

Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit 2022

To foster a prosperous environment and future for the WiMAX ecosystem, the WiMAX Forum with the participation of our Member Companies will host, attend, and participate globally with speakers in key industry events. Through our events, speaking opportunities, and webinars, we are reaching out to diverse audiences in the WiMAX community in ways that will best serve all stakeholders.

Next month, on July 25-26, 2022 the WiMAX Forum was invited to attend and participate at the Connected Manufacturing Forum. The WiMAX Forum President Declan Byrne will host on Day 2 (July 26) beginning at 1:10pm "Table 6 – The Future of Connectivity – 5G Broadband and the Advantages It Will Bring to Digital Manufacturing … and When." Connected Manufacturing Forum will take place at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, in San Diego, CA.

Connected Manufacturing 2022

The WiMAX Forum has plans to meet with industry leaders worldwide to raise awareness, develop and implement AeroMACS and WiMAX networks in ways that will best serve all stakeholders. Please stay tuned and for more information, visit our website at, YouTube Channel and Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter).

Please reach out to us directly at for more information and we would be happy to schedule a time to speak with you. We at the WiMAX Forum wish you a great end of month and 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.

CPDLC Coming of Age

Data communications between pilots and air traffic controllers are designed to replace routine voice exchanges and to link an air traffic control agency’s ground automation systems with flight deck avionics to support ATC clearances, instructions, traffic flow management inputs, and flight crew requests. However, as Aimee Turner reports, significant infrastructure issues still need to be resolved if European Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) are ever to fulfill their potential.

To read the entire publication, please click here.

ICNS Tech-Talk: Internet Protocol Suite (IPS) With Boeing

Greg Saccone is a Technical Fellow, Airspace Operational Efficiency, at Boeing Research and Technology. Greg has 25+ years in the aeronautical datalink communication area. He works on advanced air traffic management concepts, research, operational trials, and implementation, specializing in data link communication and flight data processing. Regarding the IPS projects at Boeing, Greg leads both internal and joint industry research projects.

To view the complete presentation, 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:

Connected Manufacturing 2022 July 25-26, 2022
AeroMACS Participation

San Diego, CA
For more information visit:
Connected Manufacturing
Convergence India 2023 March 27-29, 2023
New Delhi, India
For more information visit:
Convergence India

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 Working Groups are key to the development of WiMAX technology and participation is encouraged for all WiMAX Forum Members. The WiMAX Forum technical activities are organized through a number of Working Groups to address critical areas, produce technical requirements, develop technical specifications, advise the Forum and bring Certified products to the marketplace.

Working Group Members and dedicated key organizations from around the world collaborate to promote growth, accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of the AeroMACS and Smart Energy markets, through product innovation, certification and spectrum access solutions. The Working Groups are scheduling a number of activities, planning and developing important projects, and we need the help of your technical experts in these groups as the market share expands and succeed.

The Aviation Working Group (AWG) acts as a focal point for Worldwide Aviation Industry interest in AeroMACS as a technology for Aviation Applications on a global basis. And the Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) acts as a focal point for Smart Energy Applications, and will promote WiMAX as the premiere technology on a globally.

AWG members have been working in the development of various AeroMACS projects and activities including: maintenance of technical requirements and specifications related to AeroMACS Product Certification, AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking, In-person and Virtual Conferences, Webinars and other initiatives to maximize the potential for AeroMACS.

AWG members along with industry representatives are collaborating to expand the AeroMACS profile to include additional technologies while continuing to harmonize RTCA and EUROCAE Specifications. The AWG recently participated at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Data Communication Infrastructure Specific Working Group of the Communications Panel (CP-DCIWG) and presented the working paper “Enhancement of AeroMACS SARPs and Technical Manual.” to advance this effort. By opening the AeroMACS Profile to additional technologies, the AWG is helping to build a more robust market to facilitate the wide-spread deployment of AeroMACS worldwide as the leading standardized technology selected to support the safety and regularity of flights.

The AWG has now started the process to evaluate industry standards and propose the inclusion of other technologies within the AeroMACS Private Network Spectrum, while recommending the necessary modifications to existing requirements. The initiative is being recommended by AWG members to enable future communications infrastructure required to support current and emerging operating concepts.

The AeroMACS PKI is commercially available to the industry planning AeroMACS deployments as well as serving as a PKI model for other Aviation technologies. AWG members work closely with the ICAO and the aviation industry to ensure that the produced security policies and specifications can be used as guidelines to other groups.

The AeroMACS PKI is provided by the WiMAX Forum in partnership with Eonti as the Management Authority (MA). Strategic guidance for the AeroMACS PKI Program is provided by the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC), which is a collaborative body comprised of Members of the WiMAX Forum, worldwide regulatory organizations and ICAO. An overview of the AeroMACS PKI process is available here: AeroMACS PKI Users Overview.

SEWG members work closely with IEEE to bring to market devices for narrowband applications and other sub 1GHz spectrum. The IEEE 802.16t 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 on this activity, please contact us.

The WiMAX Forum Working Groups are 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. For more information on our Working Groups, please visit: WiMAX Forum Working Groups.

Participation by industry experts and organizations is crucial to 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.

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


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.

Below is a summary for the month of June:


Press and Analyst Contact

Alessandra Rocha


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