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Newsletter


 May 2018


In This Issue


INTRODUCTION


Dear Respected Colleague,

The WiMAX Forum with the participation of our Member Companies, Working Group Representatives and Board of Directors is producing important work to support and advance Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS), WiGRID, and the WiMAX technology.

Last month, the WiMAX Forum and industry experts from Comodo CA, DigiCert, and Eonti presented "AeroMACS Delivering Secure Networks Through PKI Policy and Certificate" at the ICNS Conference. The AeroMACS PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) enables users to securely and privately exchange data.

On May 15, Oscar Marcia, Founder and CEO of Eonti presented AeroMACS during the “Critical Infrastructure Protection for Communications” panel at the IEEE ComSoc International Communications Quality and Reliability Workshop in Austin, Texas. The IEEE CQR International Workshop is held annually with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues.

The WiMAX Forum would like to extend a special welcome to this month's new member, CBI Industries, Inc. CBI has served private, corporate and municipal clients throughout the Southeast region of the United States of America. CBI staff has experience in several types of organizations and assignments. Services in municipal engineering and planning fields include planning studies, environmental studies, conceptual and preliminary designs, final designs and construction management and observation. If you would like more information regarding the WiMAX Forum Membership benefits, please email Membership@wimaxforum.org.

The next few months promise much progress for the WiMAX market and specially AeroMACS, which is derived from our efforts in developing certification and security as well as our continuation in hosting and participating in several industrial events. Through our events, speaking opportunities, and webinars, we are reaching out to diverse audiences in the WiMAX community about implementing and developing AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX networks in ways that will best serve all stakeholders. We will continue the pace throughout the year. Please stay tuned for more details and look for information on our upcoming events to be announced as of yet.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments. We wish you all a great rest of the month and we hope to see many of you soon.

Best Regards,
WiMAX Forum



INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT


The WiMAX Forum maintains a bustling schedule of public appearances, white paper publications, webinars, and press releases on behalf of our industry. Below you can find the most relevant activities and latest communications.

Are PKIs the key to securing the IoT?

There’s no slowing down the growing Internet of Things. However, security concerns are becoming an unavoidable problem for consumers. Mike Nelson, VP of IoT Security, DigiCert shares his wisdom about IoT security and fighting back with Public Key Infrastructure. If the Internet of Things is the gold rush, then its security landscape is the Wild West. This unbelievable demand – from businesses who want to ride the wave of innovation brought on by a connected world and home consumers who crave shiny new things – threatens to plunge many into a state of insecurity that the excitement of innovation has blinded them to.

To read the entire publication, please click here.



EVENTS


In the coming months, the WiMAX Forum will host, participate, attend, and support events globally. We continue our efforts to bring you quality conferences hosted by the WiMAX Forum, and we will present and participate at key industry events. The WiMAX Forum team looks forward to seeing you at these events.

Upcoming Events:

June 19-20, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
For more information visit:
Connected Manufacturing
June 24-26, 2018
Berlin, Germany
For more information visit:
Autonomous Machines World
June 26-28, 2018
Acropolis, Nice
For more information visit:
Next Generation Optical Networking
June 27-29, 2018
Shanghai, China
For more information visit:
Mobile World Congress Shanghai
July 2-3, 2018
Berlin, Germany
For more information visit:
Security of Things World
July 15-17, 2018
Singapore
For more information visit:
Industry of Things World Asia
September 23-25, 2018
Berlin, Germany
For more information visit:
Industry of Things World
October 16-18, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
For more information visit:
IoT Solutions World Congress

The WiMAX Forum plans to host and participate in other events over the course of the year. As details concerning these events are finalized, we will be certain to keep you informed. For more information about our events, please visit: WiMAX Forum Events.



MEMBERSHIP SERVICES


The WiMAX Forum Membership provides a wide range of benefits and services that promote growth and innovation of AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX technology.

The WiMAX Forum would like to extend a special welcome to the new members since 2017:

Only WiMAX Forum Members can certify products to guarantee interoperability and standard compliance for AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX; secure networks using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates; develop technical specifications; influence favorable regulatory environments; and contribute to the growth of the industry through standards development that satisfy the market needs, among other advantages.

The WiMAX Forum is committed to delivering the value necessary for our members to get the most from their membership, and we are always engaging with individual members to discuss how we can better serve them. If you are interested in speaking with our leadership team on our specific initiatives or have any questions, please send a message to Membership@wimaxforum.org.

The WiMAX Forum is the best place to access, leverage, and influence the growth and development of the AeroMACS, WiGRID, and WiMAX Technology. So be a leader and step up to get involved today!



WORKING GROUPS


The WiMAX Forum Working Groups are key to the development of WiMAX technology. The WiMAX Forum organizes its technical activities through a number of Working Groups that produce technical requirements, develop technical specifications, and advise the forum. Working Groups are chartered by the WiMAX Forum to bring together content experts from member companies to collaborate and contribute to specification development, harmonize documents, and perform other tasks that the WiMAX Forum has determined to be necessary or useful.

The Working Groups are currently focused on AeroMACS, Smart Energy, and various spectrum access solutions. If you are interested in participating in our Working Groups, please contact us at info@WiMAXForum.org and we will be glad to speak with you about this opportunity. It is a crucial time for your organization to influence and leverage the Working Groups activities and contribute to the development of the market.

The Aviation Working Group (AWG) is currently working on three main technical activities: AeroMACS Product Certification, AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and the FCC AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking. The AeroMACS Certificate Policy (CP) is complete and will be published in the first half of 2018. The AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL) has started Radio Conformance Testing (RCT) on a third set of AeroMACS System products. In parallel, the AWG Certification Task Group is validating test procedures for Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT). The Interoperability Tests (IOT) procedures to support AeroMACS based on current implementations is underway to support an overall certification for AeroMACS compliance in 2018.

The WiMAX Forum and ICAO collaborate in the oversight of AeroMACS PKI for the ecosystem in the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC) and have partnered with Eonti to manage and implement AeroMACS PKI as the Management Authority (MA). The Management Authority is in the process of auditing the first commercial AeroMACS PKI Certificate Authorities (CAs), expected to be onboard in the first half of 2018.

The Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) is currently working on the agenda and topics to host the next conference call on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11am PST. As details concerning this meeting are finalized, we will be certain to keep you informed.

You can learn more about the Working Group activities by visiting the member’s workspace area to view the outcomes of recent Working Group sessions or join groups to receive emails related to that group's activities. To find more information on our Working Groups, please visit: www.wimaxforum.org/Page/About/Working-Groups.

Working Group activity is integral to the success of the Forum, and your participation is important to the WiMAX community!



WiMAX FORUM NEWS

The WiMAX Forum weekly Newsbrief contains the summary of news from around the WiMAX ecosystem and is intended as a benefit to our community. If you do not yet receive the Newsbrief and wish to do so, please sign up here: WiMAX Newsbrief.

Below is a summary for the month of May:


   

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