The WiMAX Forum Open Retail Certification Initiative defines a set of processes, features and testing cases that ensures end user devices can be sold to consumers via any retail store, and allows end users to activate the services without any help from service providers. The Open Retail Certification initiative is designed to test WiMAX devices in an end-to-end network IOT environment with common test requirements accepted by WiMAX operators around the globe.
The WiMAX Forum Open Retail Certification Initiative's goal is to create a more balanced device ecosystem. Open Retail Certification enables the following benefits:
As shown on Figure 2, the current WiMAX Forum Certification focuses on air interface conformance testing. Open Retail Certification testing adds three layers of testing on top of the current WiMAX Forum Certification program. These newly added tests are focus on: