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Mobile WiMax Certification Process Begins

The WiMax Forum today announced that it has opened its "lead certification lab", which means that manufacturers of WiMax devices are no w able to submit their 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz Mobile WiMAX equipment for testing.

The organization believes that WiMax products are on track to reach the market "early in 2008".

The WiMax Forum’s lead certification lab is headquartered at AT4 Wireless in Spain. Additional labs in the U.S., Taiwan, China and Korea are expected to open for formal Mobile WiMax certification testing "shortly".

Motorola is expected to be among the first companies to offer Mobile WiMax products through Sprint’s Xohm service. As reported previously by, Motorola’s Mobile WiMax modems will cost about $200 and will not be subsidized through Xohm.