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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 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Infrastructure Revenues to Grow at 2% CAGR between 2017 and 2020|
2017 - 2030 - with an Evaluation of Wi-Fi and WiMAX' to its offerings. The report is an in-depth market study providing accurate market insights including the latest trends, forecast, competitive insights, etc. The wireless network infrastructure ...
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 house. Sure, an external antenna would fix this, but at ...
Global Mobile WiMAX - Communications Technology
LONDON, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mobile WiMAX in number of Subscribers. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Pledges 2018 Blockchain Standards Release
Millar went on to cite addition of former WiMAX Forum president Ron Resnick as EEA executive director as a hire that would bolster the consortium, which now has 15 employees looking at architecture and technical specifications. Elsewhere, he said the group ...
Intel closes New Devices Group
The group employed around 200 people. Intel has been in and out of many attempted diversifications: watches, mobile APs, PLDs, ASICs, XScale, LCOS, WiMAX, CLECs, VOIP, STB, foundry and now wearables and AR glasses.
In WiMax, It's Qualcomm vs. The World
My colleague Bill Alpert, who writes the Technology Trader column in Barron's, is in Boston this week attending the WiMax World conference, and filed the following dispatch following Tuesday's sessions: Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is the ghost at the ...
Review: Clear Spot Portable WiMax Wi-Fi Hotspot
sales forces or mobile bloggin' teams like Gizmodo. You don't even have to be plugged in, you can just all hop on and work as usual for up to four hours, more if you can find an electric socket. And with WiMax, you're not nearly as limited as you are with ...
Court orders Sprint to keep WiMAX network running
A judge has ordered Sprint to keep its WiMAX mobile network in place in some areas for the next 90 days. A Massachusetts state court granted a preliminary injunction after two nonprofits, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen, fought a planned closure of the ...