WiMAX is here!

By Derek Sooman on January 22, 2006, 6:34 AM
WiMAX broadband technology has finally been released in the US. The long awaited technology is now available in products from Aperto Networks, Redline Communications, SEQUANS Communications, and WaveSat. But this is just the beginning, with 30 more products expected to be certified in the first quarter of this year, and more coming after that.

"WiMAX is real," said Ron Resnick, president of the WiMAX Forum. "There are products with the seal of the WiMAX Forum in the marketplace."




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fury said:
It's about time the old kids on the block got some competition. Verizon, AT&T, and SBC have basically gone without competition for so long because they buy out whatever cities they can for exclusive service, and before now, hardly anybody could stop them because it was all wired. Now with WiMAX hopefully there will be some real competition, real innovation, and the consumers will win with lower prices, better services, and more choices.I'm anxious to see when this stuff rolls out in the Indianapolis area and at what kind of speeds they'll be offering. Does anyone know of any sites that will tell you whether/when it will be available?
MonkeyMan said:
I'm not sure Fury, but I know that WiMax will bring some serious competition to the table. It looks as though they are going to be a tough contender. Good luck WiMax, I'm rooting for ya!!!!!!!
Phantasm66 said:
I'm so excited about this - soon I will be able to get broadband internet access on my laptop anywhere. Or, at least, I will when it comes to the UK.
otmakus said:
A new technology released and a new technology implemented isn't the same. We can expect a few years until it becomes comercially available, and even then, as with all new technologies, it will be too expensive for most of us, so don't hold ur breath yet.
gamingmage said:
Wow finally. Hopefully this will whip Verizon, SBC, and others into shape and we might see some deals coming for broadband and other internet services.
nathanskywalker said:
[url]http://www.intel.com/netcomms/solutions/index.htm?iid=so
utions+netcomms_overview&[/url][url]http://www.arnnet.com.
u/index.php/id;81135971;fp;256;fpid;56736[/url]i wonder just how far that can reach.....[quote]OFDM has the ability to use minimum bandwidth when connecting to the network and only uses the highest speeds when there is real traffic. The system shuts off, into sleep mode, the moment the last packet arrives, according to Johnsson.[/quote]Now I'm not quite sure that i understand that. But that sounds really cool. And if i am understanding this at all, this basically means there is going to be one(plus relays possbily) stationg that emits broadband? honestly i was not aware of this project....sadly enough...
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by nathanskywalker:[/b][quote][url]http://www.intel.com/netcomm
/solutions/index.htm?iid=solutions+netcomms_overview&[/url
[url]http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php/id;81135971;fp;256
fpid;56736[/url]i wonder just how far that can reach.....[quote]OFDM has the ability to use minimum bandwidth when connecting to the network and only uses the highest speeds when there is real traffic. The system shuts off, into sleep mode, the moment the last packet arrives, according to Johnsson.[/quote]Now I'm not quite sure that i understand that. But that sounds really cool. And if i am understanding this at all, this basically means there is going to be one(plus relays possbily) stationg that emits broadband? honestly i was not aware of this project....sadly enough...[/quote]hmmm.... it sounds good but when the price goes down and implimented further than maybe i'll think about it...
Vaulden said:
For travellers and people that live in the rural areas I can see this as a blessing. We'll have to see how long it takes to go from released to implemented in the private sector.
barfarf said:
This indeed exciting news. About time we see WiMAx come out. I invested a little in a small company called Wireless Age (WLSA.OB). I am hoping they will do well in 2006 since do the WiMax thing too. Check out [url]http://www.wimaxworld.com/[/url] that is the WiMAX World Conference & Exposition. They just had their 2nd expo with over 2,600 people. Not too big but growing the right direction. Its a sit and wait game right now to see how well WiMax will do.
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