Ericsson Joins WiMAX Forum As a Principal Member

December 12, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Ericsson (Sweden) reported that it has joined the WiMAX Forum™ as a principal member. Ericsson's experience and leadership in broadband and wireless technologies will strongly contribute to the existing competence of the forum. Once available, Ericsson plans to offer WiMAX as part of the Public Ethernet offering and as a complement to DSL.

"WiMAX ensures interoperability of the open IEEE 802.16 standard for broadband wireless access. It is a natural part of an operator's Ethernet broadband offering and can also serve as transmission backhaul," said Vice President of Product Area Wireline Karl Thedeen.