The WiMAX Forum is an industry body promoting and certifying the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the published IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless access standards.
In order to efficiently focus this programme it is necessary for the WiMAX Forum to define specific equipment and system profiles. These are based upon a WiMAX Forum membership review of service provider requirements and an analysis of the likely availability of system developments within the certification timeframe. They are subject to revision and enhancement as either the market demands change, equipment developments emerge or the regulatory environment develops.
Only equipment that complies to these specificatations may use the name WiMAX.