Lineup of wireless broadband modem aimed at enterprise and consumer networking space
Taipei , October 22, 2007: Beceem Communications, the leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with D-Link, the leading Taiwanese consumer and enterprise networking equipment provider. D-Link is announcing its Mobile WiMAX products based on the BCS200 during 2007 WiMAX forum Taipei show case. Commercial shipments of the products are expected in the first quarter of 2008.
D-Link will sell Mobile WiMAX network gear based on the BCS200 chipset under the D-Link brand to Mobile WiMAX subscribers around the world.
By entering the WiMAX market D-Link is immediately becoming one of the leading consumer brands that can offer a full suite of Mobile WiMAX products. The move is especially timely given the M-Taiwan initiative and the upcoming network launches in the United States and Japan. Availability of a wide variety of Mobile WiMAX devices from a trusted consumer brand with established sales channels will accelerate the adoption of WiMAX services in those markets.
"The time to enter the WiMAX market is now and we intend to use our existing channels to establish D-Link as the leading provider of value-added enterprise and consumer networking products that are now also enabled with Mobile WiMAX," said Jeffrey Kuo, VP of Business solution for D-Link. "Mobile WiMAX capabilities are important and will extend the appeal of our products beyond their current market base; it will boost the application by VoIP, IP camera, video conference for mobile data access. Beceem BCS 200's power saving and compact module size advantage allows us to develop the right product with wanted form factor and performance."
"D-Link is a key Taiwanese networking brand" said Dave Carroll, VP of Sales for Beceem, "and we are glad that D-Link has chosen our BCS200 chipset. Its field proven performance makes it the perfect wireless enabler of D-Link's industry leading products, which also includes W i F i and V o IP functionality."
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video 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. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.dlink.com.
About Beceem Communications
Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the mobile broadband market, and the first with commercially available terminal chipsets for Wave 1 and Wave 2 profiles of the WiMAX Forum, that are based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.beceem.com.