WiMAX Forum Certification Lab opens in Malaysia
The WiMAX Forum has selected SIRIM QAS International to manage a WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Laboratory (WFDCL) in Malaysia. This laboratory will be part of the WiMAX Forum’s global initiative of establishing and operating such centers in key telecom markets. It began accepting products to initiate testing and certification on March 10, 2011.
SIRIM QAS International’s WiMAX Testing Laboratory was established to support Malaysia’s vision of providing nationwide access to ‘Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device and Any Person’ information and communications technology,” said Khalidah Mustafa, managing director of SIRIM QAS International.
The Malaysia lab complements the WiMAX Forum’s current network of six to handle the continued certification demand. The WFDCL including AT4 Wireless (U.S. and Spain labs), Bureau Veritas ADT (Taiwan), Telecom Technology Center (Taiwan), China Academy of Telecommunication Research (China), and the Telecommunications Technology Association (Korea) have prepared resources to certify equipment and devices in an end-to-end interoperability testing (IOT) environment.
Products achieving WiMAX certification go through rigorous testing to ensure they meet the interoperability and conformance standards of the WiMAX Forum. WiMAX is the only technology to certify both basestations and terminals, ensuring that interoperability is carried across all levels of the WiMAX network when WiMAX Forum Certified products are used in a deployment.
The WiMAX Forum currently tracks nearly 600 WiMAX deployments in 149 countries. More than 188 devices and 62 basestations have been certified by the WiMAX Forum for the 2.3-GHz, 2.5-GHz and 3.5-GHz bands.