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London, United Kingdom, 2007/09/20 - Trustive, Europe’s leading Wireless IP Clearinghouse, today announced that it has become a member of the WiMAX Forum®, an industry-led organisation that promotes the interoperability and certification of WiMAX™ products.
Trustive will be joining the WiMAX Forum Global Roaming Working Group to help develop industry-wide roaming standards and share its experiences of providing WiFi roaming services to the likes of Telefónica, Vodafone and over 70 other hotspot operators worldwide. Trustive is also taking an active role in the development of roaming between WiMAX networks and GSM and 3G roaming partners.
Trustive will be working closely with the WIMAX Forum to help ensure the establishment of common roaming standards for WiMAX technology.
The WiMAX Forum is a not-for-profit organisation comprising more than 490 companies including 157 operators committed to promoting and certifying interoperable WiMAX products. WiMAX products are designed to deliver wireless broadband services to both residential customers and businesses by creating economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products and services.
Bram Jan Streefland, co-founder and managing director of Trustive, said: “WiMAX presents a great opportunity for network operators and roaming will play a key role in its growth. Being part of the WiMAX Forum will enable Trustive to remain at the forefront of the WiMAX roaming standard debate.”
“The WiMAX Forum continues to gain industry support with nearly 500 members to-date,” said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum. “As companies, both large and small, join together to create an ecosystem of interoperability, their products and services are delivering anytime, anywhere broadband access to consumers around the world.”
Trustive is Europe’s leading Wireless IP Clearinghouse and one of the fastest growing in the world. Through roaming agreements, Trustive is meeting the end-user demand for access to a global network of hotspots by offering a unified service through an easy-to-use user interface, providing the end-user with one single login and invoice. Trustive is targeting both the retail and wholesale markets. Among Trustive wholesale customers are The Telefonica Group, SFR, Vodafone Italia, Vodafone Netherlands and Swisscom Mobile.
Trustive covers most major European airports and many other prime locations and includes over 32,000 hotspots across 70 different network providers.
In addition to its WiFi activities, as Trustive is already working with WiMAX operators to provide seamless roaming between WiMAX networks as well as to Trustive’s global WiFi network.
Created in 2003, Trustive is a privately-held company with headquarters in Amsterdam and R&D offices in Sophia Antipolis, France.
About 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 802.16/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. Through the WiMAX Forum Global Congress Events Series of premier trade shows and conferences, the WiMAX Forum is committed to offering a hands-on business and education experience with meaningful networking opportunities to drive worldwide adoption of WiMAX technology and deliver wireless broadband Internet services anytime, anywhere.
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