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Where Does Fixed Fit? Orange Romania CEO Offers Some Answers.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

During our development of the successful Which WiMAX Are You campaign for 4G World 2009, we were reminded of an interesting interview given by Richard Moat, CEO of Orange Romania, one of the fastest growing subsidiaries of the France-based Orange Group. They are currently serving over 8 million enterprise and residential business customers, and are utilizing fixed (802.16d) WiMAX technology to provide reliable, high-bandwidth services to over 1000 enterprise customers.

Mr. Moat does an excellent job of explaining where fixed WiMAX fits in their service delivery network and draws a contrast of where the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard fits in comparison to Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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Which WiMAX Are You? Learn About the Right WiMAX Platform Choice at a Special Forum and Education Summit within 4GWorld 2009 in Chicago.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

CHICAGO - September 14, 2009 - Which WiMAX Are You?’ a Special Forum and Education Summit within 4G World 2009, opens today to inform and guide service providers, enterprise customers, analysts, and the media through the multiple standards, platform differences, and use cases that make up the 802.16 family of wireless broadband technologies.

During ‘Which WiMAX Are You’, sessions will be offered highlighting applications and deployment scenarios for the robust and reliable 802.16d specification, currently supporting the vast majority of commercial WiMAX deployments to date, 802.16e the mobile version of WiMAX designed for mobile broadband deployments in handheld devices and laptops, and upcoming versions of the standard, including 802.16m.

“There is confusion in the industry, including the media, regarding the best WiMAX technology and deployment options for service providers, enterprises, industry verticals and governments.” said Brian Deutsch, CEO of Aperto Networks and WiMAX Forum Board Member.  “‘Which WiMAX Are You?’ is an educational forum designed to help industry stakeholders understand the best WiMAX deployment scenario for their specific business plan and network needs,” he said.

‘Which WiMAX Are You?’ will be held within 4G World 2009 in Chicago at the McCormick Center Room 178B on the first floor of the West Building Wednesday and Thursday September 16 and 17, 2009. Doors will be open from 12:30pm-6:00pm on Wednesday, with a special cocktail reception from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. On Thursday, doors will open at 12:00pm through 5:00pm.

A full schedule of events, including education sessions, panel discussion, and press opportunities can be found at

For more information, press only, please contact:
Enthrall: Social. Digital. Visual.
Brittany Beaulieu
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Which WiMAX Are You?

Friday, September 11th, 2009

There is a growing debate in the media and among the service provider community on the migration to so-called 4G broadband wireless networks, as well as the technical and air interface standards required to achieve next generation in connectivity. Much of this debate revolves around the 802.16e version of WiMAX and LTE.

One of the key issues in the debate - primarily in the media and on trade show panels - is that because 802.16e was developed primarily as a mobile standard, it is automatically made synonymous with WiMAX when compared with LTE. This is a misnomer. There is more than one flavor of WiMAX that service providers, enterprises, and municipalities can use to achieve next generation networks. And whether or not 802.16e “wins” or “loses” in the market, the rest of the WiMAX family of standards has plenty of room to succeed.

For this purpose, we created a Forum called ‘Which WiMAX Are You?‘. It is designed to offer the media, analysts, service providers, large enterprises and municipalities a balanced view of where the various WiMAX standards fit in networks, and how, in many cases, different WiMAX standards can be used in the same network to achieve a reliable, cost-effective, ubiquitous broadband wireless experience in many markets and applications around the world.

We have coincided the launch of Which WiMAX Are You? to launch at 4G World Conference and Expo, to be held in Chicago, September 15-18, 2009. During the conference, we will be offering media briefings and sessions designed to present various 802.16d and 802.16e standalone and combined use cases, as well as provide economic modeling and ROI analysis to show the benefits of both - and where each fits best in the migration plans for tomorrow’s broadband wireless networks. On this blog, we’ll be offering daily posts discussing the various aspects of each version of the WiMAX standard, and where they belong in the migratory mix.

We look forward to a healthy debate - and hope you’ll join in to offer your perspective.

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