AirWalk Communications Wins CDMA Development Group’s Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development Award
SAN DIEGO, November 11, 2009 – AirWalk Communications has been awarded the 2009 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award by the CDMA Development Group (CDG). AirWalk’s industry-leading EdgePointâ„¢ PRO enterprise femtocell was recognized with an award for Innovation in Wireless Enterprise Solutions Development.
Specifically, this CDG award is for implementation of a wireless enterprise application via a 3G CDMA network that streamlines operations, increases worker productivity, and achieves a compelling return on investment.
The EdgePoint PRO is a compact enterprise femtocell that brings optimal cellular service to enterprises and other in-building facilities. It assures that mobile voice and data users have continuous coverage and mobility in a variety of enterprise settings.
“The EdgePoint PRO is a game-changing product for CDMA technology because it opens up new markets and promotes cellular technology as a compelling new option for in-building wireless service,” said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk. “Operators and enterprises alike are recognizing the benefits of full user mobility, cost savings, and service enhancements that are provided by the EdgePoint PRO.”
“As enterprises accelerate their migrations from wired to wireless communications, it is critical that their users are able to stay connected at all times under any conditions,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “Femtocell solutions such as AirWalk’s EdgePoint PRO will continue to grow in importance as carriers strive to provide affordable, seamless CDMA2000 voice and mobile broadband services inside enterprise facilities.”
Acting as a cellular access point that plugs directly into an existing broadband connection to extend 3G wireless services for voice and data, the EdgePoint PRO leverages the enterprise’s broadband link for backhaul. This reduces operators’ capital expenditures and maximizes macro network efficiencies. EdgePoint PRO has an unrivaled clustering feature that assures soft handoffs of calls between multiple units and the macro network.
The EdgePoint PRO is unique for its integration of the base transceiver station (BTS), base station controller (BSC), packet control function (PCF), and operations and maintenance (O&M). It is available in 1xEV-DO and 1xRTT versions. The 1xEV-DO version gives enterprises a viable alternative to a WiFi network. Subscribers are able to use their existing mobile phone or laptop with data aircard to access high-speed data. The 1xRTT version allows users to rely on their mobile device as their primary phone both inside and outside their workplace.
The CDG accepted nominations for the award from the general public, and a committee comprised of the CDG Executive Board, representatives from industry associations, and members of the trade media selected the final award recipients.
AirWalk Communications, Inc. is a developer of IP CDMA Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) products that deliver 3G voice and data platforms and migrating to 4G LTE products. AirWalk’s products are modular, stackable and increase coverage and capacity. AirWalk delivered the industry’s first base station and base station controller in a single, inexpensive, compact platform. The company’s radio products operate on the global CDMA licensed frequencies and offer operators new sources of revenue. For more information, visit www.airwalkcom.com.
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 140 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters.
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