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MII China Joins OFDM Forum, Bolstering the Organization's International Presence

03/28/2001


Calgary, Canada
March 28, 2001

New membership additions to the OFDM Forum demonstrate the worldwide commitment to promote a single OFDM Standard


March 28, 2001 - The OFDM Forum, an association organized to promote a single worldwide standard for high-speed wireless communications, today announced MII China as its newest Government Agency member. 

The Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission of MII, China, the government agency responsible for overseeing and regulating China's telecommunications industry, has joined other world-recognized government agencies in the OFDM Forum, including Industry Canada and the Radiocommunications Agency, UK.

"We are very pleased to welcome the OFDM Forum's newest members," said Lee Warren, Chairperson of the OFDM Forum and Business Development Vice President for Wi-LAN Inc. "The addition of MII China gives the OFDM Forum a strong voice within China, and their involvement ensures that the specific technology requirements for China are addressed within the OFDM Forum."

In addition to MII China, the OFDM Forum added the following organizations to its already impressive membership roster:

  • INTRACOM S.A. - Associate Member
  • Navini Networks - Small Business Associate Member

These international members further demonstrate the wide reach of the OFDM Forum and the need for a single, global OFDM standard.

The OFDM Forum has grown to include 60 members to date, 15 of which are listed as Principal Members of the organization.

About The Research Institute of Telecommunications Transmission of MII, China:
A department of the Ministry of Information Industry China in charge of researching and establishing telecommunication standards.

About INTRACOM S.A.:
INTRACOM is the largest manufacturer of telecommunication equipment and information systems in Greece and the Balkan region.

About Navini Networks:
Navini Networks is developing a wireless broadband infrastructure equipment that will harness the power of wireless to deliver the Internet at lightning speeds anywhere, anytime.

About The OFDM Forum:
The OFDM Forum is a market development association comprised of hardware manufacturers, software firms, telecommunications companies and other users interested in Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology in wireless applications. Founded in December 1999, the OFDM Forum was established to promote a single, compatible global OFDM standard for cost-effective, high-speed wireless networks on a variety of devices. Founding companies are: Ericsson, Nokia, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Sony, Wi-LAN and the Testbed Center for Interoperability at the University of California at Santa Barbara (a division of CalTrans). The OFDM Forum has grown to include 60 members to date, 15 of which are listed as Principal Members of the organization. More information on the OFDM Forum can be found at www.ofdm-forum.com.

Organizations interested in joining the OFDM Forum are invited to visit the OFDM Forum website at www.ofdm-forum.com.

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