Will WiMAX take off?

April 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Sprint is touting its recently launched 4G service. It is a result of a joint venture with Clearwire. The underlying technology is called WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access).  WiMAX is a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access with performance expectations similar to those of wired broadband like cable or DSL. WiMAX provides fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile wireless broadband connectivity without the need for direct line-of-sight with a base station. In a typical cell radius deployment of three to ten kilometers, some WiMAX Forum Certified™ systems can be expected to deliver capacity of up to 40 Mbps per channel, for fixed and portable access applications.

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