Fujitsu threw its hat in the mobile WiMAX base station market, introducing a family of products for the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz bands. The products have been developed with partner Airspan Networks under a four-year agreement that calls for the two to co-build and market the new line of base stations. Fujitsu is branding the products as BroadOne WX, while Airspan is marketing them as MacroMAXe.
Before you think Fujitsu is a newbie to this market, consider the fact that the vendor is reportedly the front runner to win some big business with KDDI, which is spending some $1.3 billion on building a WiMAX network. In addition, Fujitsu won the sole award to build NTT DoCoMo's LTE network and has some 20,000 base stations deployed with the operator today.
To read more about Fujitsu's entrance into the WiMAX base station market:
- read this article from Unstrung
- check out this release