RICHARDSON, Texas, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Navini Networks, Inc., the world's leading provider of portable wireless broadband network solutions(1), announced today the availability of its pre-mobile WiMAX Ripwave(TM) MX platform, in the 2.3 GHz frequency. "2.3 GHz is likely to be a major WiMAX 16e frequency for personal broadband worldwide," said Roger Dorf, president and CEO, Navini Networks. "We've had customers commercially operating at this frequency around the world since 2004 ... there's a lot of momentum." Among them are recently announced Scarlet Broadband in Curacao, QMAX in Singapore, Liberty Technologies in Panama and in the U.S., Meganet Broadband (Massachusetts). In the U.S., 2.3 GHz is currently defined as WCS which has some stringent FCC requirements for emission masks and limitations on providing mobility. Navini is currently the only vendor to have commercial deployment of 2.3 GHz in the U.S., and also the only vendor capable of deploying within the constraints of all WCS blocks, including C and D. "The 2.3 GHz frequency will contribute largely to the success of WiMAX- 2005/16e and personal broadband, not only on a global scale, but also in the USA," said Emmy Johnson, Founder & Principal Analyst, Sky Light Research. "The WCS band has only 30 MHz of spectrum with many carriers owning no more than 10 MHz. With finite spectrum, frequency reuse becomes paramount -- and technologies that employ advanced antenna solutions, like Navini's smart beamforming, resolve this issue efficiently and economically." "Navini's Ripwave(TM) MX platform with Smart WiMAX(TM) (smart beamforming enabled mobile WiMAX) allows operators to deliver personal broadband solutions in the 2.3 GHz band today and seamlessly upgrade to WiMAX 802.16e next year," added Dorf. Navini will have its pre-mobile WiMAX platform, the Ripwave(TM) MX, running 2.3 GHz at WCA June 28-29th in Washington, D.C., where attendees will be able to see integrated demos such as VoIP and IPTV. About Navini Networks: With the largest commercial deployments in the world, over 50 commercial networks in 6 continents and strategic partnerships with industry leaders, Navini Networks is the leader in providing portable, plug-n-play broadband wireless access solutions. Navini is the only company that has the patented smart beamforming technology, enabling personal broadband for the mass market today, with a seamless upgrade to the Mobile WiMAX standard to deliver Smart WiMAX(TM). (Smart WiMAX(TM) is the combination of mobile WiMAX and Smart Beamforming, which is critical for personal broadband). Navini's Ripwave(R) MX portable, zero-install(TM), non-line-of-sight (NLOS) product line consists of customer modems, base stations, and element management systems (EMS) run in the full range of spectrums and offers the industry's first dual-mode CPEs and PCMCIA cards as well as base stations, with software upgrades to the IEEE 802.16e standard. Navini Networks is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum and the IEEE 802.16e committee and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. http://www.navini.com . (1) "State of the Market Wireless Broadband Analysis Report 2006 -- 2010 & SkyLight Research Wireless Broadband Five Year Forecast 2006 -- - 2010" by SkyLight Research (published June 2006)
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