WiChorus SmartCore Platform Selected by WiMAX Forum® for Network Interoperability (NWIOT) Certification Setup

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WIMAX Forum NWIOT Certification Would Realize Truly Open WiMAX Network Infrastructure. WiChorus, provider of the industry's most scalable platforms for Smart 4G Networks, announced today that the WiMAX Forum® has selected the SmartCoreTM platform for NWIOT (Network Interoperability) Certification setup. Deployed for the past several months, the SmartCore platform is being leveraged to verify Network Interoperability Testing (NWIOT) task group's scripts for R3, R4 and R6 interfaces as the Forum prepares standardized certification of core WiMAX networking equipment, including ASN Gateways, Home Agents and AAA servers.

Increasingly service providers are creating end-to-end WiMAX solutions spanning multiple vendor's products and the WiChorus SmartCore solution provides a dependable platform that helps ensure compliance of these network elements

WiChorus, provider of the industry's most scalable platforms for Smart 4G Networks, announced today that the WiMAX Forum® has selected the SmartCoreTM platform for NWIOT (Network Interoperability) Certification setup. Deployed for the past several months, the SmartCore platform is being leveraged to verify Network Interoperability Testing (NWIOT) task group's scripts for R3, R4 and R6 interfaces as the Forum prepares standardized certification of core WiMAX networking equipment, including ASN Gateways, Home Agents and AAA servers.

The WiMAX Forum's NWIOT effort compliments its air interface certification, and is critical to achieving fully interoperable end-to-end WiMAX™ solutions. This effort provides operators further confidence in deploying best-of-breed, multi-vendor WiMAX solutions. The WiChorus SmartCore platform has successfully been integrated in the validation testbed at the ETSI lab, and is providing a reference for testing NWG Release 1, v 1.3 core interfaces.

"The WiChorus SmartCore platform provides a compelling standalone solution for the WiMAX Forum to ensure interoperability of WiMAX network elements from different vendors," said Mark Lipford, Chairman of the WiMAX Forum NWIOT task group. "Increasingly service providers are creating end-to-end WiMAX solutions spanning multiple vendor's products and the WiChorus SmartCore solution provides a dependable platform that helps ensure compliance of these network elements"

"WiChorus is pleased to be working closely with the WiMAX Forum on this important mission of ensuring truly interoperable end-to-end WiMAX solutions," said Rehan Jalil, President and CEO of WiChorus "Our SmartCore Home Agent and ASN Gateway solutions have undergone extensive IOT testing with several vendors in the WiMAX industry and are ideal reference platforms to support formal certification."

WiChorus has been at the forefront of standards-based interoperability testing based on the WiMAX Forum NWG specifications. Through its One Open WiMAX initiative, WiChorus has demonstrated IOT with more than a dozen vendors in the WiMAX industry. WiChorus remains committed to delivering open standards-based solutions that enable a best-of-breed ecosystem, offering operator's greater flexibility and more innovative solutions.

About WiMAX Forum:
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. Through the WiMAX Forum Congress Events Series of global trade shows and events, the WiMAX Forum is committed to furthering education, training and collaboration to expand the reach of the WiMAX ecosystem. For more information, visit the trade show link at http://www.wimaxforum.org.

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 Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, Pinnacle Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.wichorus.com.

"WiMAX Forum" is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. "WiMAX," the WiMAX Forum logo, "WiMAX Forum Certified," and the WiMAX Forum Certified logo are trademarks of the WiMAX Forum. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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