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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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| The global smart antenna market size is expected to reach USD 8.95 billion by 2025|
NEW YORK, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Antenna Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis By Application (Cellular Systems, WiMAX Systems, Wi-Fi Systems, RADAR Systems), By Technology (SIMO, MIMO, MISO), By Application, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025 ...
MTN-Irancell replaces Wimax routers for switch to TD-LTE
Iranian operator MTN-Irancell is upgrading subscriber WiMAX modems, mostly used at home, for TD-LTE models. This will mean increased connectivity, higher speeds and lower latency, at no extra cost to customers, the operator said. Users have until 21 May to ...
MTN-Irancell Upgrades Home Internet Services
Iran's major mobile operator and Internet service provider MTN-Irancell is swapping subscribers' WiMAX modems which are mostly used at homes for TD-LTE ones, which will translate into increased connectivity, higher speed and lower latency, and all for ...
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.
FreedomPop's 'Unreal' MVNO uses Sprint/T-Mobile merger to offer $15 unlimited service
Thus, FreedomPop-an MVNO that initially launched in 2011 on Sprint's WiMAX network-appears to be working to take advantage of the companies' merger situation to launch its new Unreal Mobile brand. 'With many experts predicting a rise in prices as ...
Differences between H+, LTE, 4G and 3G explained here
b) WiMax: This network was initially intended to be a wireless home broadband service but it is now being improved to accommodate access by mobile phones as well. While the current version allows up to 40Mbps, the improvements that are supposed to be made ...
Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials
You might recall Intel's grand WiMAX plans that scored a deployment or two in the United Kingdom before petering out. While there are occasional wireless deployments (such as Webpass in the Bay Area), generally cable and DSL hold sway. And, of course ...