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About the WiMAX Forum

Established: June 2001

About the WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX, AeroMACS, and WiGRID technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum and WiGRID Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

"WiMAX", "Mobile WiMAX," "Fixed WiMAX," "WiMAX Forum," "WiMAX Certified," "WiMAX Forum Certified," “WiGRID,” the WiMAX Forum logo, the WiMAX Forum Certified logo and the WiGRID logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

The WiMAX Forum® Member Companies are comprised of the network operators, component vendors, equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and regulators in the communications, aviation and utility ecosystems. Our member list is available here.

WiMAX Forum Certified™ Program
The ultimate goal of the WiMAX Forum is to promote and accelerate the introduction of cost-effective broadband wireless access services into the marketplace. Standards-based, interoperable solutions enable economies of scale that, in turn, drive price and performance levels unachievable by proprietary approaches, making WiMAX Forum Certified products the most competitive at delivering broadband services on a wide scale. Click here for more information about the WiMAX Forum Certification Program.

Officers and Board of Directors
The officers and Board of Directors of the WiMAX Forum are responsible for leading the Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market adoption of IEEE 802.16-based BWA systems through promotional activity, certification and interoperability testing. The Board and officers are also responsible for agency oversight, goal setting, policy review and fundraising. Click here for a list of Board members, officers and staff of the WiMAX Forum.

Working Groups
The WiMAX Forum has organized a number of working groups to address critical areas of focus in bringing WiMAX Forum Certified products to the marketplace. For additional information, please see our WiMAX Forum Working Groups page.