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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| Sprint Testing LTE Equipment; Whither WiMax?|
Sprint, the lone stalwart, has been pursuing WiMax glory. But GigaOM says now they're evaluating LTE equipment. Wha? A couple of sources inform GigaOM that Sprint's currently testing LTE equipment.
VIA and Everex to Demonstrate New CloudBook Max with Built-In WiMAX Capability for Sprint XOHM Network at CTIA
VIA and Everex will display the device for the first time at the WiMAX Experience Lounge in the Central Hall lobby at CTIA Wireless 2008, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on April 1-3, 2008. In ...
Will LTE and WiMAX converge?
Like Betamax and VHS, the high speed wireless data technologies known as WiMAX and LTE were thought by many to be incompatable, if only because they are backed by different standards organizations.
Sprint aggressively investing in WiMax rollout
Sprint Nextel Corp has announced that it's bringing its WiMax broadband service to 17 more markets by the end of the year. In addition, the company plans to start selling its services in Boston ...
Samsung Mondi Is a 4.3-inch Touchscreen WiMax/Wi-Fi Mobile Internet Device
Samsung's Mondi is a WiMax and Wi-Fi MID that uses Samsung's TouchWiz UI on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform. The device has 4.3-inch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and comes with Opera 9.5 ...
Altair Semiconductor Integrates MIPS Technologies' Analog and Processor IP in Ultra Low-power Mobile WiMAX Processor
The ALT2150 also outperforms state-of-the-art cellular chipset power consumption, which will be critical to the proliferation of mobile WiMAX handheld devices." According to market research firm ...
Bye bye WiMAX, Nokia targets LTE in 2010
Well folks, it was fun while it lasted - sort of. Back in January Nokia swiftly and quietly pulled the plug on its N810 WiMAX Edition, one of the first portable WiMAX devices to reach market.
MiTAC Technology Chooses the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC to Design and Manufacture Cost-Efficient WiMAX Customer Premise Equipment
Fujitsu has shipped its WiMAX SoCs, the MB87M3400, to MiTAC to incorporate them into MiTAC's CPEs. The Fujitsu MB87M3400 uses an OFDM 256 (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) PHY that supports ...