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July 25, 2006
LONDON -- The Open Base Station Architecture Initiative, (OBSAI), today announced that businesses across the globe are already building base stations using OBSAI's WiMax specifications. In May 2005 OBSAI completed work on the integration of WiMax technology into its Base band - RF interface specifications and has, more recently, updated all of its other specifications to incorporate the requirements of WiMAX. Together, these specifications constitute OBSAI's comprehensive range of open internal interface specifications for base station architecture and module specifications, covering the areas of Transport, Control, Base band and Radio.
WiMax companies using the OBSAI specifications have noted a number of major benefits. SR Telecom, a leading provider of broadband wireless access technology, incorporated the WiMax specification into its new class of Symmetry WiMax base stations. Chad Pralle, vice president of Marketing at SR Telecom said, "We are always looking to offer our customers the highest-quality products possible. Open specifications help us to do this by allowing us to buy from a wider range of suppliers. Standardisation of our products helps the bottom line as it means we have more vendors who are able to buy our products."
SR Telecom is one of the oldest providers of fixed wireless access technologies having been established 25 years ago. "This was the first time we used OBSAI", said Pralle, "and we found their specification to be an excellent fit for us. As we look to further WiMax implementation we will continue to use OBSAI for all new products."
Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI)
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