BWIFBroadband Wireless Internet Forum (IEEE-ISTO)
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The opportunity afforded by Europe for the Broadband sector is immense and BWIF is looking forward to welcoming potential members to the meeting in order for them to find out more about the benefits of membership of BWIF, and hear more about the programmes currently being undertaken by the organisation.
The BWIF European Open Meeting will follow the Fixed Wireless Broadband Technology Europe conference and exhibition in Amsterdam, November 5-7.
BWIF members agree to cross-license to other BWIF members the technologies required to implement the VOFDM specifications on a worldwide, royalty-free basis, and to support a complete suite of specifications that promote industry standardization.
BWIF European Marketing Subcommittee Chairman, Chris Cabot said: "Since being established late last year, BWIF has already attracted forty-nine member companies and is continuing to grow.
Members of BWIF are committed to drive product roadmaps that will lower product costs, simplify deployment of advanced services, and ensure the availability of interoperable solutions based on VOFDM technology.
org or contact Peter Lefkin, BWIF executive director at 732/465-6473, or bwif-info@bwif.
BWIF was formed in the first half of 2000, and held its first meeting in August in Denver, followed by a second meeting in Dallas in October.
In addition to the BWIF meeting, Forum members will also be presenting information about the organisation and its goals at several upcoming industry events.
In order to expand industry input into the standards setting process, the BWIF Board of Directors adopted a new "Advisor" membership category for fixed wireless service providers and operators.
BWIF held its first meeting only this past August in Denver.
The goal of the BWIF is to promote the development of cost-effective, fixed wireless broadband access with industry-leading performance and reliability for compelling end-user applications such as high-speed Internet access, premium streaming audio and video content, and voice.
BWIF is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies that will work together to ensure adoption of a single, unified broadband wireless access industry standard.