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WiMAX Forum® Network Operators Task Force to Host Meeting at WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2009

Portland, OR – May 14, 2009 – Today the WiMAX Forum® Network Operators Task Force (NOTF) announced that they will hold a meeting with WiMAX operators at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2009 in Amsterdam.  “WiMAX is here now, and it is here to stay. Each month the ecosystem shows more progress, with new operators, new networks, and exciting new devices. The NOTF now supports over 80 WiMAX operators, and continues to expand membership at a rapid pace,” said George Matsumoto, NOTF Chair.

The operator only meeting will take place on Wednesday 3rd June 2009 with an aim to share best practices, discuss deployment issues and discover the lessons learned from global players in a peer-to-peer environment. For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact john.dubois@wimaxforum.org.

WiMAX Forum Global Congress 2009 will gather the WiMAX industry’s key decision makers together, featuring speakers from more than 40 operator companies, 14 analysts, 7 regulators and 3 investors from 40 different countries. Sessions will include topics on spectrum allocation and regulation, business models and equipment certification.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Barry West, President, Clearwire (USA)
  • Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (Switzerland)
  • Ralph Pucket, Deputy Director, US Defense Spectrum Organization (USA)
  • Vijay Venkateswaran, Sr. Director, Wireless Product Management, Time Warner Cable (USA)
  • Denis Sverdlov, CEO, Yota (Russia)
  • Rajiv Rainier, GM & Director Wireless Strategy & Business Development, Sony Electronics (USA)
  • Kim Kyllesbech Larsen, EVP International Network Economics, T-Mobile (Netherlands)
  • Philippe Dongier, Sector Manager Global Information & Com Tech Department, Policy Division, World Bank (USA)
  • Terry Taber, CTO, Kodak (USA)
  • Dr. Kyeong-Soo Lee, Executive VP, Korea Telecom (Korea)

For a full list of speakers, please visit http://global.wimax-vision.com/conference/speakers.

Running alongside the conference will be a 2-day exhibition featuring companies such as Samsung, Alvarion, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, WiTech and many more who will be showcasing their latest revolutionary product offerings. For more information on the conference or to register, please visit www.wimax-vision.com/global.

Members of the Press are also welcome to attend. To register for a complimentary press pass, please email Steve Outridge at steve.outridge@informa.com or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5822.

About WiMAX Forum® Global Congress

WiMAX Forum® Global Congress 2009 is a premier global WiMAX event. This year, the operator led agenda of over 80 speakers features over 40 top level operator speakers who will present current case studies. Other program highlights include a pre-conference Special Focus Day on WiMAX in Emerging Markets: Greenfield and Incumbent Operator Strategies (1st June), Analyst Breakfast Briefings (2nd & 3rd June), a Technical Symposium (2nd & 3rd June), as well as  a post conference workshop led by Celplan Technologies on 4th June.

For more information please visit www.wimax-vision.com/global.

About the WiMAX Forum®

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16e/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

“WiMAX Forum,” the WiMAX Forum logo and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. “WiMAX,” “Mobile WiMAX,” “Fixed WiMAX,” “WiMAX Certified,” and “WiMAX Forum Certified” are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. Third-party trademarks contained in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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