Welcome to WiMAX Review
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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| Italian senators question 5G spectrum extension to WiMax providers|
A group of Italian senators from the Five Star Movement (M5S) have asked industry minister Luigi Di Maio to probe the decision by regulator Agcom to grant a 6-year extension to licences owned by WiMax ...
Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
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Global 4G (LTE and WiMAX) Service Market Strategy, Growth, Analysis, Segmentation and Forecast to - 2025
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/14/2018 -- This report studies the global 4G (LTE and WiMAX) Service market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This resear...
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 Strategic Business Report 2018 - A Review of Mobile WiMax & Its Shrinking Ecosystem
Dublin, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Mobile WiMAX - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report provides separate comprehensive a...
MTN : Irancell to switch off WiMAX
Iranian cellco and ISP MTN Irancell has announced that it will be switching off its WiMAX wireless broadband systems on 21 May, with all remaining customers being migrated to its TD-LTE networks. The ...
WiMAX -- Where are we at?
When planning these columns back at the end of last year, I had hoped at this point to be able to bring you news of actual experience with the first commercial WiMAX networks operating in the United S...
4G explained: A guide to LTE, WiMax, HSPA+, and more
If you've seen or heard an ad about a cell phone or wireless plan lately, you may have noticed that a lot of new buzzwords are being thrown around. Words like 4G, LTE, and WiMax seem to have replaced ...