Fujitsu teams up with Airspan to develop WiMAX

6 Feb 2008

US equipment manufacturer Airspan Networks and Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu have formed a strategic alliance to jointly build and sell WiMAX base stations to cut development costs and increase their presence in the broadband wireless sector. The two companies will begin shipping the base stations, which Fujitsu claims are among the smallest in their class and use less energy than previous models, in the second quarter of this year, writes Reuters. In addition, Fujitsu and Airspan plan to develop even smaller units for use in buildings and hope to snap up orders from operators such as KDDI which is hoping to launch a WiMAX network in Japan next year.

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