LONDON Two of the leading organizations writing and testing for WiMAX Forum Certification in Europe, ETSI and AT4 wireless, are to co-host the third, public mobile WiMAX PlugFest. The event is scheduled for May 13-19, 2007 in Sophia Antipolis, France.
The PlugFest will validate the interoperability of developers' base and mobile stations, testing their equipments’ ability to send and receive packets of data and signaling using selected certification profiles.
With the impending certification of mobile products by the WiMAX Forum and its testing partners, member companies will get this additional opportunity to test interoperability before submission for certification.
Philippe Cousin, Plugtests Manager at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) commented: "As well as providing test specifications for the WiMAX Certification process, ETSI is very proud to be able to offer hosting facilities via our Plugtests service. Both of these activities bring to life the Cooperation Agreement that exists between ETSI and the WiMAX Forum".
Some of the observations and results from the PlugFest will be available after the event. However due to non-disclosure agreements between vendors, testing companies and the WiMAX Forum, interoperability results between specific vendors will not be released.