WiMAX Forum® Selects Bureau Veritas ADT as first Asian Fixed & Mobile WiMAX Certification Laboratory

29/06/07

During the WiMAX Member Conference in Madrid on June 19th 2007, the WiMAX Forum® announced that it has selected Bureau Veritas’ Advance Data Technology Corp. (ADT) as the first Asian certification laboratory of both fixed and mobile WiMAX certification services. WiMAX is a technology that provides an alternative to cable/DSL for the “last mile” as well as Mobile or personal broadband and is expected to have significant growth rates over the coming years. The WiMAX Forum®, an industry-led and not-for-profit organization, was set-up to ensure compatibility and interoperability of equipment in this blossoming market.

 

Oliver Butler Vice President of Bureau Veritas Electrical and Electronic Product Services comments, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this exciting technology enabled by the investments we have made in the latest equipment, expertise and facilities at our WiFi/WiMAX certification test center in Taiwan. We pride ourselves at Bureau Veritas ADT on our track record for technical leadership, attention to our clients’ needs and we are excited to have become a member of this industry’s leading team. Experts predict the WiMAX market size will reach more than 80 million subscribers and the worldwide WiMAX equipment market is expected to increase 10 fold between 2006 and 2010 when it is forecasted to reach almost $ 5.6 Billion. With our network of offices around the world, and dedicated E&E labs and expertise in America, Asia, and Europe, Bureau Veritas is ready to support the WiMAX equipment market.”

 

Mark Wang, President of Bureau Veritas ADT continues, “We expect to launch our WiMAX Forum certification service in early Q4 2007, offering the same level of service as AT4 Wireless, Spain which is currently the only facility in the world capable of providing both fixed and mobile WiMAX certification. And with WiMAX being a new technology with changing standards, our total solution portfolio and expertise in test, certification and debugging will enable equipment providers to achieve their market entry deadlines. Since we started in WiMAX in 2004, we have invested many millions in equipment, people and processes. We have also hosted numerous seminars, helping educate the market about the applications and the certification process so we look forward to strengthening our partnerships with the WiMAX equipment market.”

 

For additional information on Bureau Veritas ADT, please visit http://www.adt.com.tw

 

About Bureau Veritas ADT and WiMAX

 

Taiwan, known for its technical excellence in the Information Technology industry, is directly involved in the WiMAX industry through the creation of a dedicated ecosystem to speed up the development, manufacturing and marketing of WiMAX technology as well as the development and implementation of the M-Taiwan Program. Bureau Veritas ADT started its WiMAX testing program in 2004. It achieved its first WiMAX regulatory certificate in 2005, and subsequently got selected as the M-Taiwan Test Lab in 2006, to provide certification testing for manufacturers to apply for M-Taiwan Project. In early 2007, ADT installed the validated WiMAX test equipment and received training from AT4 wireless, establishing an identical test capability as AT4 wireless, thus allowing ADT to achieve WiMAX Forum® Designated Certification Laboratory (WFDCL) status.

 

About WiMAX Forum®


The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

 

"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," 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 Bureau Veritas ADT


Bureau Veritas ADT is part of Bureau Veritas Electrical and Electronic Product Services, a leading provider of Quality, Health & Safety, Social Audit and Environmental Conformity Assessment services with locations across the world. With particular expertise in Radio Frequency, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Telecom, SAR, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Product Safety, DTV and Environmental Simulation testing, certification and inspection, Bureau Veritas facilitates fast market access with reduced costs for their clients. Delivering technical consultation at product design stage and testing system integration and embracing a partnership approach; importers, retailers and manufacturers benefit from services throughout the product lifecycle, from design through manufacture to disposal. Bureau Veritas encompasses some of the leading test and certification companies worldwide, including, ADT, Curtis-Straus and LCIE with a laboratory presence in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom and USA. It is part of the Consumer Products Services Division of Bureau Veritas with 6,500 employees in 40 countries.

 

Bureau Veritas has been active in testing and inspections since 1828; forward-looking and fast-growing, they have realized a 16% growth per annum since 1995. Bureau Veritas is a leading international conformity assessment body with 280,000 clients, 26,200 employees, 700 offices and laboratories in 140 countries.

 

For additional information on:

- Bureau Veritas Electrical and Electronic Product Services, please visit http://www.electrical.bureauveritas.com/
- Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, please visit http://www.cps.bureauveritas.com/
- Bureau Veritas, please visit http://www.bureauveritas.com/

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