Fujitsu wants to get back into the wireless race in North America by being a major U.S. player in the race to build high speed wireless broadband WiMax networks. Last month, Fujitsu announced a whole new line of WiMax products covering every major component in the WiMAX network, including silicon solutions, electronic devices, radio access network solutions, professional services and backhaul infrastructure solutions. The company presented two new high performance base stations designed for indoor or outdoor use.
One of the reasons that Fujitsu says it has an edge here is because it is developing a WiMax system-on-a-chip that will be based on silicon. It plans to have the system-on-a-chip ready by July. It is also developing base stations which could conceivably be designed so that they sit right in your house or business, alongside your DVD Player.
To break into this business in the U.S., Fujitsu has become a leader in the movement to build an ecosystem around WiMax. The company, which is a founding member of the WiMax Forum, a standards-based organization that includes companies such as Motorola, Sprint and Alvarion, is working closely with Intel and is also introducing a new line of WiMax products. In a few years, Fujitsu could be a very big name in this new emerging wireless field. Continue via Forbes.