Key Industry Players Line up as Sponsors for WiMAX Forum® Congress Americas 2009

Portland, OR – November 19, 2009 – Today the WiMAX Forum® announced ZTE as the latest Gold Sponsors on their forthcoming Congress Americas show which is taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on December 2 – 3rd, 2009. ZTE joins Samsung, Airspan, Ciena, WiTech, Intel and Congress Partner Clearwire to form a stellar line-up of sponsors and exhibitors for what is set to be an incredibly information rich three-day event.

WiMAX Forum Congress Americas 2009 will address all elements of the WiMAXtm ecosystem, with a particular emphasis upon latest developments of the U.S. Broadband Stimulus Package. Congress Americas will bring together the entire WiMAX ecosystem across North and South America, featuring an inspirational line-up of speakers from more than 30 WiMAX service providers, 13 analysts, 5 governments and 3 consumer electronics companies.

Among the sessions featured on the multi-track conference program are topics covering WiMAX business models and retail strategies, operational challenges, spectrum and regulation (including 3.65 GHz and 700 MHz), vertical market opportunities for WiMAX and the prospects for WiMAX in the CALA region. The event will also feature a Special Focus Day on the 1st December on the Broadband Stimulus Package, which will explore how carriers can take advantage of NTIA BTOP funding to develop sustainable business models for rural broadband in the USA, our exclusive Analyst Breakfast Briefings as well as a brand new Press Conference Corner, to meet the press and pre-arrange interviews live on stage.

For a full list of speakers, please visit

Concurrent with the conference is a major FREE TO ATTEND 2-day exhibition featuring companies such as GCT Semiconductor, Fujitsu ME America, American Roamer, The CableShoppe Inc and many more who will be showcasing their latest revolutionary product offerings. For more information on the conference and exhibition, and to register to attend, please visit

To view the full Exhbitor list please click here

Members of the Press are welcome to attend. To register for a complimentary press pass, please email Margaret Bagan, [email protected], or call +1-503-924-3067.

About the WiMAX Forum®

The WiMAX Forum® is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization formed to certify and promote the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon the harmonized IEEE 802.16e/ETSI HiperMAN standard. A WiMAX Forum goal is to accelerate the introduction of these systems into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile services. Along these lines, the WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements.

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