Bureau Veritas ADT completes certification testing of mobile WiMAX devices for NEC
Irene Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 1 September 2008]
Bureau Veritas ADT (Advanced Data Technology) has completed certification testing of a batch of 2.5GHz mobile WiMAX (802.16e Wave 2) devices from NEC, helping the Japan-based vendor get related certificates from the WiMAX Forum, according to Tim Hung, vice president of the WiMAX Forum's assigned certification testing lab.
Certified NEC WiMAX products include 2.5GHz base stations, ASN (access service network) gateways, WiMAX modems and WiMAX PCMCIA cards, Hung indicated.
Three to four Taiwan companies are preparing to deliver their mobile WiMAX products to Bureau Veritas ADT for certification testing in the second half of this year, revealed Hung, noting that other companies in India and Canada are also planning to have ADT to conduct tests on their WiMAX devices.
Currently, ADT is able to conduct certification testing for 3-4 items simultaneously with the testing for each item completed in four weeks at a cost of about US$138,000, Hung said.
Hung suggested that OEM makers may negotiate with their OEM partners to share the testing costs so that their burden can be reduced.