FREEDOM4 has achieved the world’s first seamless mobile WiMAX session handover between base stations operating at two different frequencies (2.5GHz and 3.6GHz). Working with its partners Airspan Networks, Starent Networks and Bridgewater Systems, FREEDOM4 has also built the underlying network architecture enabling it to deliver high capacity wholesale mobile broadband services.
FREEDOM4’s network can now utilise multiple WiMAX vendors and consolidated spectrum assets to support major UK retail and public sector partners with individual product propositions, access devices and quality of service.
Graham Currier, COO at FREEDOM4 commented: “The excellent technical knowledge and operating experience now gained strongly positions FREEDOM4 as the WiMAX partner of choice. We have the spectrum position and capability to implement a wholesale network and systems platform ideally suited to compete in the rapidly expanding market for wireless broadband services.”
FREEDOM4’s WiMAX solution has been built at its facility at Stratford-upon-Avon leveraging its own and non-operational spectrum at 3.6GHz, 2.5GHz and 28GHz to showcase mobile broadband services and device interoperability. The end to end WiMAX network can deliver both fixed and mobile broadband services on a unified IP core infrastructure.