WiMAX Forum Establishes Regulatory Working Group

June 01, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

In an effort to create a regulatory environment favorable to the widespread global deployment of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Inc. (WiMAX) Forum Certified™ systems, the WiMAX Forum™ has established a Regulatory Working Group (RWG), whose aim is to ensure availability and global harmonization of "WiMAX friendly" spectrum worldwide. The group will enable the WiMAX Forum to effectively combine the efforts of its more than 100 members in order to present a unified and consistent message when meeting with regulators around the world.

The primary goal of the WiMAX Forum RWG is to ensure the availability of licensed and license-exempt spectrum by encouraging the worldwide, uniform adoption of specific frequency bands for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA). Additionally, the RWG will work with regulators to develop flexible and technology neutral regulatory frameworks, allowing usage models to evolve as the BWA market matures, and enabling service providers to deploy the most appropriate solutions for their markets.