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Anritsu Company Participant in WiMAX ForumR Second Public Mobile WiMAX Plugfest

2007/3/18
-Signal Analyzer, Vector Signal Generator, and Handheld Base Station Analyzer Used to Test Compatibility and Interoperability of Equipment in Preparation of Certification-

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Anritsu Company was one of the participants in the recently-completed second public mobile WiMAX Forum® PlugFest, an interoperability showcase hosted by AT4 wireless Labs in Malaga, Spain. Anritsu’s participation in the PlugFest is the most recent example of the company’s commitment to providing test solutions for WiMAX™ developers and shows its commitment to be a leading test provider to ensure the performance of next-generation networks (NGNs).

Anritsu’s Signature™ MS2781B, MG3700A vector signal generator, and BTS Master™ MT8222A handheld base station analyzer were included in the WiMAX Forum PlugFest. The PlugFest provides Mobile WiMAX™ equipment suppliers an open environment in which to test compatibility and interoperability of equipment in preparation for certification. Interoperability is the foundation of standardization and the core tenet of the WiMAX Forum’s efforts. Certification of Wave 1 mobile WiMAX products is scheduled to begin in mid 2007, with market availability of WiMAX Forum Certified mobile products beginning in late 2007.

"With more than 30 companies participating in this latest mobile WiMAX Forum PlugFest, there is strong momentum and a clear commitment by the WiMAX ecosystem," said Ron Resnick, president and chairman of the WiMAX Forum. "By the contributions of Anritsu and the other PlugFest participants, these WiMAX Forum interoperability events continue to show a significant leap ahead with maturity of mobile WIMAX products. Additionally, the experience gained at these PlugFests is critical to improve quality of interoperability testing and to maintain our accelerated path to WiMAX Forum Certification."

“Anritsu has a strong commitment to the WiMAX technology and is developing test solutions that will help bring WiMAX products to market faster,” said Donn Mulder, general manager of Anritsu Company. “We will continue to be active in the WiMAX Forum and working with our customers so that the promise of WiMAX is fulfilled.”

About Anritsu
Anritsu Company (www.us.anritsu.com) is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. With its acquisition of NetTest (www.nettest.com), Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.

About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, nonprofit corporation formed to help promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The WiMAX Forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum CertifiedTM products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visit www.WiMAXForum.org.

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

About AT4 wireless
AT4 wireless is an innovative company, headquartered at the Andalusian Technological Park, in Málaga, Spain. AT4 wireless offers testing services, test systems and engineering services and it works with leading organizations that develop mobile/wireless technologies as: WiMAX, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, Bluetooth, RFID, NFC, UWB, etc. AT4 wireless, formerly known as CETECOM Spain, was founded in 1991 and has today 260 employees, 80% of them engineers. AT4 wireless is the WiMAX Forum Lead Laboratory and offers protocol & RF conformance test systems for Mobile WiMAX. AT4 wireless has supported the WiMAX Forum in the organization, technical coordination and analysis of the obtained results for all the WiMAX PlugFests that have taken place to date.

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