Alvarion to showcase 20 WiMAX devices next week

Alvarion says it will introduce more than 20 end-user WiMAX devices at next week's Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.

Alvarion is showing the devices as part of its Open WiMAX device strategy, which the company introduced to help build out the WiMAX ecosystem. The devices will include WiMAX laptops, netbooks, a variety of USB dongles, mobile Internet devices, ultra-mobile personal computers and personal hot spots. Alvarion also tests third-party devices through a testing program.

What will likely be missing from the showcase is a WiMAX handset, which Clearwire has said in the past won't be ready until the end of this year.

The devices will be connected to WiMAX base stations and will demonstrate what Alvarion termed "innovative applications."

For more:
- see this Wireless Week article

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