Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Beecem, Fitel and Acer Partner to Bring the Future of Mobile Broadband Computing to Computex 2008

Beceem’s WiMAX Chipset Enables Laptop From Acer to Showcase Leading Edge Mobile Computing and Entertainment Experience on Fitel’s New Mobile WiMAX Network.

June 02, 2008 TAIPEI, Taiwan: Beceem, (Babu Mandava, CEO) a leading supplier of high-performance Mobile WiMAX solutions, announced today that Fitel, a leading wireless service provider in Taiwan, and Acer, one of the world’s leading branded PC vendors, are providing Computex visitors a view of the Mobile Broadband Computing future by showcasing Acer’s Aspire multimedia and productivity laptop connected to Fitel’s high-speed Mobile WiMAX network using Beceem’s high-performance BCS200 Mobile WiMAX chip.

The Acer Aspire offers the ultimate entertainment and productivity applications, and is the first notebook enhanced with an embedded Mobile WiMAX modem that is using Beceem’s latest Mobile WiMAX chipset. Beceem’s chip is enabling world leading WiMAX performance of more than 30 Mbps application layer throughput in MIMO mode, allowing Computex visitors to experience the power of Mobile WiMAX products and services that will be launched by Fitel in the 4th quarter of 2008.

“Fitel wants to share an extraordinary experience with the Global WiMAX Ecosystem participants. Therefore, during the 2008 WiMAX Expo Taipei, Fitel invites you to see the Fitel WiMAX VIP Bus running at 80Kilometer speed while watching CNN life Video News run smoothly. At the same time, and on the same Notebook, you can perform Video Conference with excellent user experience, showcasing just a few of the many WiMAX capabilities,” said Charlie Wu, Chairman & CEO of Fitel.

“The collaboration between Beceem and some of Taiwan’s most powerful companies provides a rare glimpse into the coming wave of innovative mobile computing and entertainment products and services that are at the forefront of the M-Taiwan initiative,” said Babu Mandava, Beceem’s CEO. “Beceem is excited to be the leading partner for Taiwanese companies that are embracing Mobile WiMAX as a key building block of next generation mobile computing and entertainment devices.”

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