WiMAX maker AWB joins Alvarion's Open WiMAX ecosystem
Irene Chen, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 1 October 2008]
Taiwan-based network-equipment maker Accton Wireless Broadband (AWB) has joined the Open WiMAX ecosystem being established by Alvarion. The company is expected to see its shipments of WiMAX products gain a boost starting this quarter, according to sources at Taiwan network-equipment makers.
As a benefit of joining its Open WiMAX ecosystem, Alvarion is currently displaying AWB's end-user WiMAX devices, including outdoor and indoor CPE (customer premise equipment) products, PC cards and USB adapters at the WiMAX World trade fair being held in Chicago from October 1-2.
Alvarion has already accomplished interoperability with AWB devices. AWB's PC Cards are marketed and sold by one of Alvarion's customers, DigitalBridge Communications (DBC) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, US, where DBC has deployed a Mobile WiMAX network using Alvarion's complete 4Motion solution, according to Alvarion.
In other news, market watchers in Taiwan estimate that AWB's WiMAX shipments are expected to reach 100,000 units in 2008, which will generate revenues of US$10 million for the company.