D-Link Announces Entry into WiMAX CPE Market with 802.16-2005-Compliant Router

Router Provides Broadband Service Providers With a 'Last Mile' Solution Combining WiMAX and Wi-Fi Technologies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 18 / - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers and business, today announced entry into the WiMAX consumer premise equipment (CPE) market with an 802.16-2005 (formerly 802.16e)-compliant WiMAX router designed for service providers looking to offer wireless residential service at rates competitive with wire-line technologies.

The D-Link WiMAX router combines both WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies to offer an all-in-one solution for in-house wireless coverage with easy installation and remote management features for service providers. The router is an ideal, cost-effective alternative for delivering a fast and secure broadband connection to consumers who are not reachable by DSL or Cable broadband services.

"As a trusted supplier of business-class networking infrastructure products for broadband service providers around the world, D-Link is once again delivering another value-based, quality product that is from our core strength in wireless connectivity," said Steven Joe, CEO of D-Link North America. "We know the 'last mile' in reaching potential broadband customers can be the most expensive to complete. With this new WiMAX router we enable service providers to bridge the distance with secure, wire-line performance at a fraction of the cost."

This router supports wireless metropolitan area network (WMAN) and multiple physical layer (PHY) protocols. It supports adaptive modulation - 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK - with up to 5 b/s/Hz spectral efficiency, and 1K fast Fourier transform (FFT) and channel bandwidth up to 20 MHz. Security implementation is based on AES-CCM (advanced encryption standard). Efficient MAC secure data unit (SDU) fragmentation/packing maximizes bandwidth utilization.


The D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router will be available for service provider testing in Q4, 2006, and commercially available in Q1 of 2007.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company continues to strive for excellence as an award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice and data communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link U.S.A., Canadian, and Mexico headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.

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