New Delhi, Dec 11: Beceem Communications, the leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, announced that more than 10 commercial Mobile WiMAX devices have been designed with Beceem's industry leading BCS200 chipset, and will be shipping into Mobile WiMAX networks around the world in 2008.
These products, primarily PC modems (USB dongles, PC cards, Express cards) and low-cost desktop modems, comply with the new Mobile WiMAX standard for which the Department of Telecommunications has recently allocated 2.5 GHz spectrum to be auctioned off to service providers like BSNL, Reliance, Tata Communications and Bharti in 2008, finally clearing the way for large scale- Mobile WiMAX deployments in India.
Beceem started developing its industry-defining chipsets four years ago in its R&D center in Bangalore, and its CTO and co-founder is one of India's most eminent technology visionaries, Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj.
Under the guidance of Dr. Paulraj, Beceem has led the WiMAX ecosystem by launching three generations of Mobile WiMAX terminal chipsets. The current BCS200 chipsets supports all WiMAX features and profiles and incorporates the industry's most advanced signal processing techniques, enabling MIMO and Smart Antenna operation with the unparalleled performance, allowing Beceem enabled devices to reach peak user throughputs of more than 33 Mbps.
"Beceem's Mobile WiMAX chipset solutions are developed right here in Bangalore, India. With more than two years of field testing and commercial deployments around the world, Beceem has proven that its products outperform those of any other chipset vendor," said Dr. Paulraj, CTO and co-founder of Beceem Communications. "Our chips deliver the highest performance and work against the basestations of all major WiMAX OEMs; thereby giving the operators in India the confidence that they will have access to high-performance equipment at a low cost. Beceem is a clear leader among Mobile WiMAX chipset providers, and we are excited to be able to work with Indian operators to accelerate Mobile WiMAX deployments and service initiatives."
In addition to high-performance Beceem also has the largest interoperability testing program with leading basestation vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Motorola, Navini, NEC, Nokia-Siemens (for Sprint), Nortel, Samsung and ZTE.
The interoperability testing with the basestation vendors ensures that Beceem's terminal chipset customers can build devices that can be sold and used in almost any WiMAX network around the world. This value proposition is attractive to many device makers and Beceem has already signed up more than a dozen customers that will be shipping WiMAX terminals with Beceem's chipset in 2008.