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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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| Qualcomm Announces 33 OEMs Developing 5G Fixed Wireless Access Equipment|
While the concept of using cellular technology for FWA began with LTE and WiMAX, there is greater interest in the higher bandwidths of 5G because it can equal or exceed traditional wired solutions.
Ottawas Eion networks expands wimax lineup
An Ottawa maker of wireless broadband equipment for enterprises is expanding its portfolio through an acquisition it believes will help the company sell its coming WiMax-to-LTE conversion gear. Eion ...
WiMax on its last legs
Once a much-hyped breakthrough for internet communication, WiMax is now on its last legs in Bangladesh after two out of the three operators that deployed the wireless broadband technology turned off ...
Ondas Networks Joins WiMAX Forum Board of Directors
The WiMAX Forum is a leading organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. As a member of the board, ...
Not-for-Profit Forum on Compatibility and Interoperability Welcomes Telewave
San Jose, Calif. (March 6, 2019) - Telewave, Inc., a leading provider of premium quality RF and wireless systems equipment, announced today that is planning to join the WiMAX Forum and actively ...
WiMAX Forum Statement on FCC Proposal for Commercial AeroMACS Operations
The Proposal Would Enable Commercial AeroMACS Operations at U.S. Airports, Making Air Travel Safer and Faster for the American Public The WiMAX Forum® applauded today's vote by the Federal ...
Global Mobile WiMAX Industry
Current & Future Analysis for Mobile WiMAX Market Analyzed with Subscriber Base in Thousand for the Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) Table 9: US Historic Review for Mobile ...
Dual Band Metamaterial Antenna For LTE/Bluetooth/WiMAX System
A compact metamaterial inspired antenna operate at LTE, Bluetooth and WiMAX frequency band is introduced in this paper. For the lower band, the design utilizes an outer square metallic strip forcing ...