WiMAX, an acronym for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a wireless digital communications system based on the IEEE 802.16 standards for wireless metropolitan area networks. The technology provides up to 75 Mb/s symmetric broadband wireless access (BWA) in the "last mile" over distances up to 30 miles (50 km) for fixed stations and 3 - 10 miles (5 - 15 km) for mobile stations. WiMAX is a 4G technology that allows for more efficient bandwidth use, interference avoidance, and is intended to allow higher data rates over longer distances. It operates on both licensed and non-licensed frequencies, providing a regulated environment and viable economic model for wireless carriers.

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Polaris has worked with the WiMAX Forum and leading WiMAX Test Tool vendors to develop Protocol Conformance Tester and Radio Conformance Tester.