Feature Article

June 12, 2008

NXTComm to Honor Fujitsu for Macrocell Base Station

Fujitsu Network Communications, an optical and wireless networking solutions supplier, today announced that its “BroadOne WX300” macrocell base station has been named as a finalist for a NXTcomm Eos Award.
 
NXTcomm Eos Awards were created to honor exhibiting companies that have developed the most promising new technologies or provided the best new network services, strategic support, and ongoing achievement, company officials say.
 
“This year’s Eos winners demonstrated the best and most promising advancements to the network-enabled voice, video and data ecosystem,” said Wayne Crawford, NXTcomm executive director. “We congratulate Fujitsu for its leadership, innovation and role in driving our industry forward.”

The BroadOne WX300 mobile WiMAX base station is designed to be the smallest, most power-efficient solution in the industry and is positioned as being ideal for operators seeking a quick on-service solution with easy installation and maintenance.
 
Fujitsu officials say they designed the base station with many features in an effort to meet the global requirements for mobile WiMAX networks. Through a combination of energy efficiency and what they call the world’s smallest base station enclosure, Fujitsu officials say their station significantly reduces the costs associated with installing and operating base stations. These efforts have significantly contributed to the global development of mobile WiMAX infrastructure, according to the company.
 
“Fujitsu believes that WiMAX will be an enabling technology for ubiquitous broadband wireless services across the world,” said Jim Hintze, senior vice president of marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, in Thursday’s statement. “We spoke with several wireless service providers during the development of our mobile WiMAX solution and their message was clear; they wanted a solution that not only delivers superior performance to other available WiMAX products, but also one that consumes less power and space.”
 
“Our engineers took this as a challenge and the resulting BroadOne WX300 mobile WiMAX base station gives service providers the means to build the ubiquitous broadband wireless infrastructure that consumers have envisioned,” Hintze continued.

The new base station offers a high-output amplifier that uses a gallium-nitride High Electron Mobility Transistor device that was developed based on ultra-high-speed transistor technology invented by Fujitsu, company officials say.
 
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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