CableMatrix Technologies and VCom (soon to be renamed Vecima Networks) are demonstrating videoconferencing with enhanced QoS and policy management control on a WiMAX network at WiMAX World USA Conference & Exposition 2006 this week in Boston. The demo combines the CableMatrix On-Demand Service Platform integrated with the VCom VistaMAX 802.16-2004 based transmission gear.
YourLink Inc., a Canada-based broadband service provider and a subsidiary of VCom, is planning to offer QoS-enhanced videoconferencing via its WiMAX network.
Fujitsu said the base stations fit into a product portfolio that provides an end-to-end network based on the ratified IEEE 802.16-2005 mobile WiMAX standard.
Solectek Corp. said it will use fixed WiMAX ICs from Fujitsu Microelectronics America for the former’s new SkyWay-MAX base stations and subscriber units. The SkyWay-MAX system will be available in limited quantities at the end of 2006, and will be generally available during the first quarter of 2007.
Fujitsu said its new WiMAX chip supports 1.75 MHz up to 20 MHz channels, and can operate in TDD or FDD modes with support for all available channel bandwidths.
Navini Networks, meanwhile, said it intends to optimize mobile WiMAX with what it is calling Smart WiMAX, which combines both the company’s Smart Beamforming technology and separate beamformed MIMO technology. Navini said the combination could double the data throughput for mobile WiMAX.
BellSouth has deployed its WiMAX network to two new markets: Albany, Georgia; and Paducah, Kentucky. The service will also be expanded to cover New Orleans East, bringing network coverage to a total of 10 markets in the southeast.
WFI and Redline Communications are partnering, and will bundle the latter’s WiMAX products with the former’s existing services as part of an end-to-end, turnkey system the pair will try to sell to large carrier and equipment customers.