Samsung Electronics Joins WiMAX Forum

December 27, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Seoul, Korea) announced that it has become a principal member of the WiMAX Forum™. This confirms Samsung's commitment to WiMAX that promotes and certifies the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standards. By joining the WiMAX Forum, Samsung Electronics has the opportunity to promote and contribute to the WiMAX Forum in expanding its scope into the mobile broadband wireless by bringing its expertise and capabilities in mobility and advanced wireless broadband technology to WiMAX.

Samsung Electronics has significantly contributed to the IEEE 802.16 standards and the Korean Wireless Broadband (WiBro) initiative. Samsung has been developing IEEE 802.16e-based products for the commercialization in Korea by the first half of 2006 and for the delivery of WiMAX Forum Certified™ products to the global market.

"We are delighted Samsung has joined the WiMAX Forum," said WiMAX Forum President Ron Resnick. "Samsung has been contributing to the IEEE 802.16 standardization activities and the wireless communications. Their strong commitment and capabilities should significantly help expand our scope with mobility for making broadband wireless available anytime, anywhere, around the globe."