Intel prepares to ship WiMAX chipsets in volume

By Justin Mann on
Even though WiMAX has seen very little propagation around the world, Intel is still preparing to ship it's second generation of WiMAX chips in volume. The 802.16E supporting Rosedale 2 chipset is already being sampled, but likely won't be in the hands of customers until WiMAX becomes more common and starts becoming standard or integrated into particular platforms:

However, due to an insufficient WiMAX infrastructure and the high cost of WiMAX devices, a WiMAX capability will remain only an option for Intel's next-generation integrated wireless platform, Santa Rosa, which is expected to arrive in March 2007, the sources noted. An earlier report indicated that Santa Rosa will support the 802.11n multi-input multi-output (MIMO) WiFi standard.
Intel is also releasing the Ofer-R this year, which will support both traditional wireless and WiMAX.

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