A press release from Yesterday reports a successful First Ever Multi-Band mobile WiMAX Handover.
This was achieved using the MiMAX USB, a Quad band Mobile WiMAX USB dongle.
“Staged in the UK, this achievement was performed with the collaboration of long-term customer and partner FREEDOM4 and strategic partners Starent Networks, using their Access Service Network (ASN) gateway for connection management, and Bridgewater Systems, using their subscriber management solution that delivers carrier-grade authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) services.”.
I am very proud of this unique achievement, which can benefit operators:
“Carriers and operators will benefit from the option to deploy a single, large mobile WiMAX network using two or more frequency bands. In many regions, the availably of 2.5 GHz is limited. Now operators can aggregate spectrum to allow significant expansion of coverage and roaming capabilities. A carrier, for example, could begin with a small allocation at 2.3 or 2.5 GHz and add a larger, often more affordable, allocation at 3.X GHz or even 5 GHz.”
Disclaimer: I was one of the people who founded this project, and was the Software Manager of the MiMAX USB for more than 2 years