The interoperability tests will be conducted at Alcatel-Lucent’s premises in France together with their counterpart in Taiwan, which, in their quest of paving the way for a WiMAX ecosystem, have opened a WiMAX IOT earlier this year. “The IOT agreement between D-Link and Alcatel-Lucent is an important step for us to introducing our WiMAX solutions to the world”, says Harrison Albert, Regional Sales Director at D-Link Middle East.
“There is significant market potential for WiMAX solutions around the globe and we are glad to expand our partnership with D-Link to join the WiMAX interoperability testing program under Alcatel-Lucent's Open CPE strategy,” said Karim El Naggar, VP and Head of Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX activities. “The involvement of device manufacturers such as D-Link will be instrumental in ensuring our customers benefit from the great diversity of WiMAX devices and superior quality of service in all frequency bands”, he continues.
As part of the strategic plan to launch WiMAX solutions to the market, D-Link will begin by having the IOT conducted for its mobile adapters and CPE for last mile deployment. Products that are included in the testing procedure are the D-Link DWM-610 WiMAX Notebook Adapter and the D-Link DWM-110 WiMAX USB Adapter.
The D-Link DWM-610 comes with a PCMCIA host interface and features the frequency band of 2.5 to 2.69GHz, 5/10 MHz channel bandwidth, TDD (time division duplex) mode, scalable OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access), 1T2R MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output), DL and UL modulation, 1dBi embedded antenna, with transmit power of 23dBM at 16 QAM, supporting Windows XP or Vista operating system.
The D-Link DWM-110 is equipped with a USB 2.0 host interface, and features the frequency band of 2.5 to 2.69GHz, 5/10 MHz channel bandwidth, TDD (time division duplex) mode, scalable OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access), 1T2R MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output), DL and UL modulation, 2dBi embedded antenna, with transmit power of 23dBM at 16 QAM, supporting Windows XP or Vista operating system.
Both adapters, the D-Link DWM-610 and the D-Link DWM-110 are based on the IEEE 802.16e standard. IEEE approved IEEE 802.16e in the year 2005 as the mobile WirelessMAN standard that will facilitate the global development of mobile broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. The standard amends and extends the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN standard, which addressed Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks for broadband wireless access but previously supported only fixed (stationary) terminals. The amended standard specifies a system for combined fixed and mobile BWA supporting subscriber stations moving at vehicular speeds in licensed bands under 6 GHz. The two adapters offer scalable OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing), which is a technique for transmitting large amounts of digital data over a radio wave, and works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals which are then transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk in signal transmissions.