Italian Innovation in the US: Airspan and Italy’s SEM4G Sign OEM Partnership
Posted by Machines Italia | 25 Sep 2012
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Boca Raton, FL, September 19, 2012 – Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, announced today that it has signed an OEM agreement with SEM4G Networks, a division of SEM Srl, an Italian based ICT technology solutions provider. Under the agreement, SEM4G will integrate Airspan LTE technology into its products and promote turnkey LTE solutions in several global markets.
SEM Srl, headquartered in Vimercate (Italy), with its SEM4G broadband wireless division, is a leading Italian developer and manufacturer of 4G systems. “SEM4G has an aggressive time-to-market goal,” commented Bobak Aghdasi CTO of SEM4G. “In order to keep our competitive edge and continue to serve our customers with the same level of innovation that they have become accustomed to with our ICE3 WiMAX base station solution, we have decided to work with Airspan and integrate their high-level LTE solution into our product offering.
This OEM agreement enables SEM4G to leverage product-ready, advanced Airspan technology, for a fast-track LTE offering for our customers. Airspan is always at the forefront of technology and they share our core values of outstanding customer service.” The agreement initially focusses on Airspan 5 GHz LTE technology which allows SEM4G’s to serve its customers where the frequency band regulations have freed the 5 GHz band for 4G networks serving businesses and residents with high-speed, mobile broadband services “SEM4G’s wireless technology and SEM’s significant manufacturing capability and heritage, have a strong reputation in the marketplace,” commented Henrik Smith-Petersen, President of Global Business Development for Airspan. “SEM4G’s product development and LTE integration progress is impressive, underlining a wealth of experience and in-house knowledge.
The agreement enables Airspan to leverage SEM4G’s customer base and market penetration in complimentary geographies. Airspan solutions are developed to serve a combination of carriers, operators and a variety of industrial applications including public safety, transportation and oil and gas. This perfectly complements SEM4G’s efforts as they target similar customers and operate in the same arenas. In addition to the 5.x frequency band, Airspan offers a variety of 4G solutions ranging between the 700 MHz band and the 6 GHz band.
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