WiChorus Announces Completion of WiMAX Interoperability Testing of its Intelligent ASN Gateway and Juniper Networks SBR Carrier AAA Server Platform

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"By interoperating and integrating with major vendors like Juniper Networks, we have accelerated the ability of mobile operators to deploy multi-vendor, best-of-breed WiMAX networks," said Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of WiChorus. "The consortium of companies that is enabling the deployment of open and best-of-breed WiMAX Networks continues to grow. It has provided dependable means for the operators to build most advanced, cost-effective and future-proof WiMAX networks, without traditional vendor lock-ins."

The consortium of companies that is enabling the deployment of open and best-of-breed WiMAX Networks continues to grow. It has provided dependable means for the operators to build most advanced, cost-effective and future-proof WiMAX networks, without traditional vendor lock-ins.

WiChorus, provider of the industry's most scalable platforms for Smart 4G Networks, today announced that it has successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) between WiChorus' Intelligent ASN gateway and Juniper Networks Service Provider Steel-Belted Radius (SBR) Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) Server. Testing was based on the WiMAX Forum's NWG specifications.

Successful interoperability demonstrates the availability of an open WiMAX ecosystem that promises greater flexibility for mobile operators, and increased innovation and growth for the market as a whole. With open standards, mobile operators have the flexibility to choose from a large ecosystem of best-of-breed equipment including Radius Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) Servers, ASN gateways and Home Agents.

"The interoperability of our SBR Server platform for WiMAX with the WiChorus ASN Gateway help operators to accelerate the delivery of WiMAX and advanced mobile services," said Mallik Tatipamula, vice president, mobile/FMC Business, Juniper Networks. "By supporting interoperability with systems from leading WiMAX vendors such as WiChorus, we are fostering an open environment for mobile operators to expand and accelerate service model innovation by enabling providers to rapidly and cost-effectively introduce new services such as WiMAX."

"By interoperating and integrating with major vendors like Juniper Networks, we have accelerated the ability of mobile operators to deploy multi-vendor, best-of-breed WiMAX networks," said Rehan Jalil, president and CEO of WiChorus. "The consortium of companies that is enabling the deployment of open and best-of-breed WiMAX Networks continues to grow. It has provided dependable means for the operators to build most advanced, cost-effective and future-proof WiMAX networks, without traditional vendor lock-ins."

The One Open WiMAX initiative has accelerated the availability of WiMAX Forum-compliant infrastructure equipment; ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed equipment to build their networks. WiChorus is making the goal of an open ecosystem a reality through its participation in the WiMAX Forum and its industry-leading One Open WiMAX initiative. The goal of this initiative is to ensure fully open WiMAX standards, including the adoption of a single open R6 interface, and to demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability across the entire mobile ecosystem. With a standard, open R6 interface, mobile operators have the flexibility to choose from a large ecosystem of best-of-breed equipment, including base stations and ASN gateways.

About WiChorus
WiChorus is the leading provider of highly intelligent, scalable core platforms for 4G networks. Its SmartCore platforms enable operators to deploy smart WiMAX and LTE networks with advanced service and subscriber management, content management, and network optimizations, and to monetize the Internet for increased ARPU and profitability. Through its One Open WiMAX initiative, WiChorus has accelerated the availability of an end-to-end open WiMAX ecosystem, ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed solutions, like its market-leading Intelligent ASN Gateway and Home Agent products. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., WiChorus is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors Redpoint Ventures, Accel Partners, and Mayfield Fund. For more information, please visit http://www.wichorus.com.

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