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Newsletter


February 2019


IN THIS ISSUE




INTRODUCTION


Dear Respected Colleagues,

We at the WiMAX Forum hope that your 2019 is off to a great start! With the collaboration and participation of the WiMAX Forum Board of Directors, Member Companies, Working Group Representatives, and industry leaders, we continue to produce important work to increase awareness, support and advance the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS), WiGRID, and the WiMAX technology.

We have seen important progress and concrete results from our activities in the industrial markets, which have provided excellent exposure, reception, and engagement. We have been able to expand our services, achieve significant milestones together through collaboration and growing the market for WiMAX technology. Our focus has been to share key lessons, concrete knowledge, and work together for the benefit of the WiMAX industry. We will continue to host and participate in several industry events, meetings, and technical activities with the expectation that these markets will continue to increase in value as WiMAX’s market share continues to expand.

To foster a prosperous environment and future for the WiMAX ecosystem, the WiMAX Forum with the participation of our Member Companies will host, attend, and participate globally with speakers in key industry events. Through our events, speaking opportunities, seminars, and webinars, we are reaching out to diverse audiences in the WiMAX community. Our focus has been to share key lessons, concrete knowledge, and work together for the benefit of the industry. Here is the summary of an upcoming event that we are participating during the coming months:

On March 13 from 2:10pm to 4:10pm local time, the WiMAX Forum will host AeroMACS 2019 – Madrid, a session with AeroMACS presentations at the World ATM Congress - Aireon Spotlight Stage - Feria de Madrid Convention Centre (IFEMA). The presentations will focus on supporting the global Aviation Community in managing profitable development and growth of AeroMACS networks.

On March 12-14 at the World ATM Congress Conference & Exhibition, the WiMAX Forum will exhibit AeroMACS at Booth 117 in the IFEMA Exhibition Hall. Participating at the Exhibition are two of the AeroMACS industry leaders and WiMAX Forum Members Leonardo Booth 890 and Siemens Booth 119.

Please note registration is required in order to attend the World ATM Congress and the AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid. For registration, please click the following link: https://worldatm2019.completereg.com/index.aspx

On April 9-11 at the ICNS Conference, AeroMACS will be highlighted at the Technical Sessions. The WiMAX Forum will present "AeroMACS: Standardized Solution Enabling Secure Connectivity Worldwide at the Airport Surface." And Leonardo S.p.A. will present "AeroMACS and UAV – Two Sides of the Same World for Single Goal." As details concerning this event are finalized, we will be certain to keep you informed. To view the list of accepted papers for ICNS 2019 and preview the topics to be covered at this year’s conference, please click here.

The WiMAX Forum will keep busy preparing for exciting meetings and events to raise awareness about the benefits of the WiMAX technology. We will continue attending, and participating at key industry events to bring the highest value to the WiMAX community as the market share expands. Please stay tuned for the upcoming event and for more information, please visit: WiMAX Forum Events

As a friendly reminder, the WiMAX Forum is currently winding down the bulk of its renewal season. Many of your organizations have been contacted by our membership and finance teams by now. As always, we stand ready to answer any questions that you may have. For more information regarding your membership status, please email Membership@WiMAXForum.org, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to continuing to work with you through 2019!

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.

Fourth Annual AeroMACS 2019 – Madrid at the World ATM Congress on March 13

The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, is pleased to announce the fourth annual AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid collocated with World ATM Congress on Wednesday, 13 March from 14:10 to 16:10 at the Aireon Spotlight Stage on the exhibition floor located at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid Convention Centre.  

To read the complete press release, please click here.


Enhancing Aerodrome Surface Operation by AeroMACS and BDS - CAAC Presentation at ICAO 55th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation, Asia and Pacific Regions

Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) is being developed to provide a new broadband wireless communications capability for safety critical communications in the airport surface domain, providing connectivity to aircraft and other ground vehicles as well as connections between other critical airport fixed assets. This paper presents the development of applications based on AeroMACS in 13 airports in China since 2014, and the trial using AeroMACS and BDS which further enhance the aerodrome surface operation, the AeroMACS development in China has progressed from basic system performance testing, D-TAXI assistance application for aircraft and ground vehicles development.

To review the presentation, 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.

Featured Events:

AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid AeroMACS 2019 - Madrid
AeroMACS Exhibition
March 13, 2019
Madrid, Spain
For more information visit:
AeroMACS at World ATM Congress
ICNS ICNS
AeroMACS Presentation
April 9-11, 2019
Herndon, Virginia
For more information visit:
AeroMACS Presentation at ICNS

Upcoming Events:

Industry of Things World USA March 6-8, 2019
San Diego, California
For more information visit:
Industry of Things World USA
World ATM Congress March 12-14, 2019
Madrid, Spain
For more information visit:
World ATM Congress
Global SEZ Expo & Convention March 27-29, 2019
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
For more information visit:
Global SEZ Expo & Convention
Field Service April 23-26, 2019
Palm Springs, California
For more information visit:
Field Service
5th Smart Cities India May 22-24, 2019
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
For more information visit:
5th Smart Cities India
Connected Manufacturing June 3-4, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri
For more information visit:
Connected Manufacturing

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. 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.

A number of activities are scheduled to take place throughout this year and we need the help of your technical experts in these groups. 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 WiMAX 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. Currently, the Working Groups are focused on AeroMACS, Smart Energy, and various spectrum access solutions.

The Aviation Working Group (AWG) has made significant progress and achieved important milestones. The AWG Certification Task Group has completed and published the WiMAX Forum® AeroMACS Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP) Specification to validate the test procedures for Protocol Conformance Tests (PCT). Radio Conformance Tests (RCT) procedures are published and validated. The Interoperability Tests (IOT) procedures to support AeroMACS based on current implementations is now underway to support an overall WiMAX Forum certification compliance for AeroMACS.  

This year, the AWG is working on several technical activities including: AeroMACS Product Certification, AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), FCC AeroMACS Petition for Rulemaking, and other initiatives to support AeroMACS as the standard selected to improve the safety and regularity of flights. In April, WiMAX Forum Members AeroMACS manufacturers will be participating in an AeroMACS IOT PlugFest at the AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL), to validate a set of AeroMACS Interoperability Tests. Products are in the AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL) completing Protocol Conformance Testing (PCT), while a third set of AeroMACS System products is completing Radio Conformance Testing (RCT).

The WiMAX Forum, ICAO and key industry stakeholders collaborate in the oversight of AeroMACS PKI for the ecosystem in the AeroMACS Advisory Council (AAC). The WiMAX Forum has partnered with Eonti to manage and implement AeroMACS PKI as the Management Authority (MA). The MA is in the process of onboarding Certificate Authorities (CAs), to make AeroMACS operational networks secure with the implementation of AeroMACS PKI.

The Smart Energy Working Group (SEWG) will host a conference call to members on the first quarter of 2019. 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

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Below is a summary for the month of February:


   

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