The industry group devoted to the proliferation of WiMAX technology, the WiMAX Forum(TM), recently announced the first North American based certification test laboratory, set to open in VA this October. The lab will be operated by AT4 wireless, Inc. According to Luis Fernando Martinez, General Director of AT4 wireless, "Establishing a WiMAX Forum designated test facility in North America is very important strategically because the WiMAX Forum and key Telecommunications Industry Forums are located in the United States." The lab will conduct WiMAX Forum certification testing and radiated performance testing (RPT) to ensure interoperability of all WiMAX Forum Certified devices.

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