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June 23, 2008

WiChorus Launches WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway

WiChorus, a provider of 4G (Fourth-Generation Communications System) scalable core infrastructure products, recently launched the WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway solution, designed to help operators meet the requirements of larger networks in a cost-effective way when subscriber demands increase.
The WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway supports a variety of applications, including Access Service Network (ASN) gateways; home agents; Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA); peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic management; advanced charging; policy control; and security. It is available on SmartCore SC 20, SC 100 and SC 600 platforms.
"Smaller WiMAX networks also require an NWG compliant and feature-rich, differentiated WiMAX core, but have been challenged by the complexity and cost involved, " said Rehan Jalil, president and chief executive officer of WiChorus.
Jalil continued:  “WiChorus WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway has solved this pain point gracefully. It enables providers to easily deploy smaller WiMAX networks with NWG compliance and advanced capabilities at a lower cost, while ensuring that core infrastructure can be software upgraded in the future to accommodate larger networks."
The WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway is equipped with Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) based address assignment, Quality of Service (QoS) policy enforcement and accounting and mobility management that comply with the infrastructural requirements of the WiMAX Forum Network Working Group (NWG). Additionally, it has features that enable operators to monitor network content in detail, on the basis of which they can manage their network resources to make sure that their paying subscribers get fair access.
“Operators are looking for solutions to help reduce the CapEx (Capital Expenditure) and OpEx (Operating Expenses) associated with initial Mobile WiMAX deployments," said Godfrey Chua, research manager for the wireless and mobile infrastructure program at IDC. "The Mobile Internet Gateway from WiChorus is an innovative solution that simplifies network deployments and aligns well with current market requirements."
Established on WiChorus’ earlier SmartCore platform, it enables new revenue-generating opportunities on the internet for increased ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) and profitability. The WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway’s scalability also gives operators the choice to upgrade to an increased capacity ASN Gateway or Home Agent solution by simply upgrading their software.
Shireen Dee is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Shireen’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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