Fujitsu Expands BWA Line

Fujitsu Network Co. Communications Inc. expanded its broadband wireless strategy today at CTIA. The vendor will offer a native mobile WiMAX solution based on the IEEE 802.16 2005 standard, along with a series of Wi-Fi mesh products for carriers, cable operators, utilities and municipalities to offer turnkey wireless services.

The WiMAX portfolio will include WiMAX Forum-certified base stations and end-user devices. Initial Fujitsu WiMAX products will operate at 3.5GHz, 4.9GHz and 5.8GHz bands, with plans to support 700MHz, 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz and 3.65GHz in the future.

The products will feature a two-to-five mile service radius in urban/suburban environments, and services up to tens of miles away in line-of-site applications. Outdoor WiMAX products can be wall-, rooftop- or tower-mounted.

The WiMAX products will be optimized for VoIP services to residential and enterprise users, and will integrate SIP gateway messaging to enable call control and capacity reservation for voice traffic. Voice capacity is not reserved until requested, and can be dynamically adjusted while maintaining QoS, thus enabling the optimal use of radio link capacity.

Fujitsu already offers a WiMAX System on Chip (SoC) and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems.

Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi mesh products are based on 802.11a/b/g, and the backhaul radios within them operate within the 5GHz to 5.8GHz unlicensed band. They can provide service within 500 yards in 802.11g mode, and can be wall-, rooftop-, tower-, pole- or strand-mounted.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.


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