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Fujitsu BroadOne™ WX300 Macrocell Base Station Wins Best of WiMAX World EMEA Award for System Design


May 21, 2008

Fujitsu, a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that the Fujitsu BroadOne™ WX300 macrocell base station has received the prestigious System Design Award at WiMAX World EMEA (Munich, May 19 – 21). The annual awards, which are presented in six categories, recognize leaders in the development and deployment of WiMAX technologies and are presented by a judging panel of experts from the WiMAX community.

“On behalf of WiMAX World, I congratulate Fujitsu for winning this year’s WiMAX World EMEA Award in System Design,” said Berge Ayvazian, conference co-chair and chief strategy officer for Yankee Group. “WiMAX World Award winners truly represent the best and brightest WiMAX technology, services and network implementations in the world.”

“xchange is pleased to acknowledge Fujitsu’s contributions to the development and promotion of WiMAX technology and services,” said Mike Saxby, group publisher of xchange magazine. “The growth in the industry has been tremendous, as shown by this achievement.”

The BroadOne WX300 mobile WiMAX base station is among the smallest, most power-efficient in the industry and ideal for operators looking for a quick in-service solution with easy installation and maintenance. Fujitsu designed the base station with many features to meet the global requirements for mobile WiMAX networks.

“We are very pleased to be recognized for having a solution that enhances the overall value of WiMAX systems regarding their general concept, application, features and benefits,” said Eisuke Iwabuchi, president of the Mobile Systems Business Unit of Fujitsu Limited. “By combining outstanding energy efficiency with the world’s smallest base station enclosure, Fujitsu has significantly reduced the costs associated with installing and operating base stations, thereby contributing to the global deployment of mobile WiMAX infrastructure.”

The BroadOne WX300 outdoor macro base station features world-class efficiency and performance. The unit’s high-output amplifier uses a gallium-nitride (GaN) High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) device that was developed based on ultra-high-speed transistor technology invented by Fujitsu. This device is coupled with Fujitsu digital pre-distortion technology, which already has a proven track record in 3G systems, to create two high-output power transceivers packaged in a single unit. The adoption of advanced amplifier technology allows the base station to weigh approximately 18 kilograms, allowing tower, pole or building-top installation by a single person. Its low weight, combined with a volume of less than 30 litres, makes this unit the world’s smallest outdoor macrocell base station in its power class.

The winners were selected by an independent judging panel, including Craig Mathias, principal, Farpoint Group; Will Strauss, principal analyst, Forward Concepts; Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder, Maravedis Inc.; Caroline Gabriel, lead research analyst, Rethink Research; Philip Marshall, vice president of enabling technologies, Yankee Group; and representatives from xchange and Trendsmedia.

About xchange

Founded in 1996, xchange is a monthly magazine for facilities-based service providers offering voice, data, wireless, IP, WiMAX and content. Its seasoned editors do more than simply report on industry news; they dig beneath the surface to provide analysis on what new equipment, new services, new regulatory activities and other new developments mean to xchange’s readers. The publication has an online buyer’s guide; a companion Web site,; a weekly newsletter; and it hosts Webinars and publishes eBooks on special topics on a periodic basis.

About Trendsmedia

Trendsmedia is the events and publishing division of Yankee Group Research Inc, and produces industry leading events and research serving emerging technology markets. Trendsmedia’s mission is to help their clients stay ahead of the major technology trends that are likely to impact their businesses significantly. Trendsmedia provides their clients with independently researched and produced media products that target emerging technology markets in depth, including focused conferences, independently produced online media, and in-depth newsletters and market intelligence studies. For more, see

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo

WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest event series in the world focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing a balanced view of where WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of the fastest-growing market segments in the world — wireless and mobile broadband. WiMAX World incorporates all of today's converging and diverging issues surrounding WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World provides a comprehensive view of all the related technologies, as well as regulatory and spectrum challenges, and the business opportunities and risks as they relate to all the key constituencies involved in this critical marketplace. In 2008, WiMAX World will be produced in Asia, Europe and the United States. For more information, visit

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see:

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see:

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Date: 21 May, 2008


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