The purpose of the WiMAX Forum is to promote deployment of broadband wireless access networks by using a global standard and certifying interoperability of products and technologies. This includes:
- Support IEEE 802.16 standard
- Propose and promote access profiles for ther IEEE 802.16 standard
- Certify interoperability levels both in network and the cell
- Achieve global acceptance
- Promote use of broadband wireless access overall
Also see this related article at 802.11 Planet.