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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| Mobile WiMAX market scrutinized in new research|
Submitted by RNR Market Research. This report focuses on the global Mobile WiMAX status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Mobile ...
Global Mobile WiMAX Industry
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Global Mobile WiMAX Strategic Business Report 2018 - A Review of Mobile WiMax & Its Shrinking Ecosystem
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Differences between WLANs, Wi-Fi and WiMax
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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 ...
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 ...
Alphabet's Loon forms advisory board to score internet balloon deals
Craig McCaw, for instance, is more recently known for running Clearwire, the WiMax-loving broadband provider that Sprint acquired in 2013. Ian Small, meanwhile, headed up key technology development at ...
Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial
as well as giving Qualcomm an exclusive on baseband chips and agreeing to speak out against a budding wireless standard called WiMax. If it violated those terms, its payments to Qualcomm would go up.