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WiMAX Review provides broadband wireless access technology related news and resources
to industry professionals and wireless decision makers.
WiMAX is defined as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access by the WiMAX Forum,
formed in June 2001 to promote conformance and interoperability of the IEEE 802.16 standard,
officially known as WirelessMAN. The Forum describes WiMAX as "a standards-based technology
enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL".
WiMAX is the term used to describe the IEEE 802.16 standard,
in a similar way that the term Wi-Fi describes the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN standard.
However, WiMAX is very different from Wi-Fi in the way it works.
The WiMAX specification provides symmetrical bandwidth over many miles and range with stronger encryption
(TDES or AES) and typically less interference. Wi-Fi is short range (hundreds of feet) has WEP or WPA encryption
and suffers from interference as in metropolitan areas where there are many users.
Wi-Fi Hotspots are typically backhauled over ADSL in most coffee shops therefore Wi-Fi access is typically
highly contended and has poor upload speeds between the router and the internet.
It provides connectivity between network endpoints without the need for direct line of sight.
WiMAX Review provides continuously updated WiMAX related news articles, WiMAX event and
conference information, as well as access to numerous WiMAX resources including books,
research papers, and reports.
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| Global Wimax Networks Equipment industry explored in latest research|
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The 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2017 - 2030 - with an Evaluation of Wi-Fi and WiMAX
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TIM latest to appeal against 5G spectrum extension - report
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5G smartphones: A cheat sheet
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Iliad threatens Italy with legal action over 5G spectrum extensions
Iliad is reportedly on the verge of taking Italian watchdog Agcom to court over licence extensions in the valuable 3.5 GHz band which were offered to various WiMAX operators back in 2008. After having ...
The Rise and Fall of WiMax
We all know the scenario- we are in our backyard, with a single bar of wireless coverage as our laptop struggles to maintain a connection to the router that is inside, that is at the other end of the ...
Global Mobile WiMAX Industry
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What is 5G technology and when will it arrive?
5G is vastly expanding the mobile network's ability. In this era of technology, everyone is aware with 4G (LTE/WiMax), 3G (UMTS) and 2G (GSM) and now it's time for 5th generation wireless cellular net...