Items tagged with WiMAX

The headline works best if you sing it like Tony Bennett. Cisco Systems has purchased Navini Networks for $330 million dollars to get their hands on Navini's networking equipment business. Navini  makes the WiMax version of wireless equipment that is poised to become the industry standard for the 3G data transfer protocol.Unlike Wi-Fi, a rival wireless standard that operates at shorter distances, WiMax networks allow the high-speed transmission of information over distances of several kilometres. Some telecommunications companies have expressed interest in using WiMax wireless technologies to replace traditional copper wires or fibre optic cable in the "last mile" between their data backbones... Read more...
There is a growing concern that public Wi-Fi might not be the best investment, especially with WiMAX around the corner.  Regardless, some cities and large public areas are still planning on using existing Wi-Fi technology: “But to Norm Bogen, director of networking research at In-Stat, suggesting that public Wi-Fi networks are a waste of time and money because WiMAX is around the corner is a bit of a stretch."There is still a lot to be done in WiMAX," he said. "One of the reasons that-Wi-Fi mesh and Wi-Fi hotspots make sense is that there are literally hundreds of millions of devices today that are imbedded with this technology."David Robinson, vice-president of business... Read more...
Representatives of Clearwire and Sprint Nextel, the third largest mobile carrier in the U.S., have announced a cooperative effort to convene a national WiMax wireless broadband network, which is the upcoming 4G technology standard. WiMax mobile technology has been developed to work over 5 times faster than contemporary 3rd generation wireless networks, and at a lower cost. Moreover, Intel and other big-name IT and telecommunications companies seem to see a bright future for WiMax, for they believe that WiMax chips will eventually be incorporated into various devices including laptops. “The partnership will enable the two companies to accelerate their existing WiMax network plans and make more... Read more...
Sprint has just announced its WiMAX build-out schedule for 2007, and initial service is set to be provided to Chicago and Washington, DC. These are test markets for Sprint, which hopes to roll out the high-speed technology to 100 million people by the end of 2008. The company will drop more than $800 million on WiMAX upgrades this year, and nearly $2 billion next year, to build what Sprint refers to as its "4G" network. WiMAX promises higher speeds and better coverage than existing wireless data networks based on EV-DO or EDGE technology, and Sprint wants to ensure that it is a leading provider of wireless, high-speed access. Read... Read more...
Intel Demonstrates Its First Mobile Wimax Baseband Chip Next Step Toward Integrated WiMAX/Wi-Fi Technology for Future Laptops, Mobile Devices SANTA CLARA, Calif. and HONG KONG, Dec. 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced design completion of its first mobile WiMAX baseband chip. Combined with the company's previously announced single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/Wi-Fi radio, the pair creates a complete chipset called the Intel WiMAX Connection 2300. This development marks another major step in Intel's efforts to deliver an "always best connected" mobile Internet experience for future laptops and mobile devices. The Intel WiMAX Connection 2300 chipset design was demonstrated during Executive Vice... Read more...
WiMAX, while similar to WiFi, has both higher speed transmission and greater coverage area - as much as 3,000 square miles. With WiMAX in the early adopter phase, devices such as the D-Link router will become a hot topic in the months to come. Users in such cities as Chicago and Washington D.C. will soon have the opportunity to use these routers. But as WiMAX gains broader coverage, small towns and suburban areas will be included in the mix as well. The D-Link WiMAX router combines both WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies to offer an all-in-one solution for in-house wireless coverage with easy installation and remote management features for service... Read more...
Intel Capital Extends WiMAX Investments Worldwide First Investment in the Middle East and Continued Momentum in Europe SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2006 - Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, today announced the signing of two WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access) agreements. The first is for an investment in Orascom Telecom WiMAX Limited, a joint venture with Orascom Telecom of Egypt, and the second is for an investment in Worldmax, a joint venture with Enertel Holding of the Netherlands. Both investments are expected to be completed following the fulfillment and satisfaction of certain condition precedents and the receipt of various approvals.... Read more...
If you need to setup a wireless network, and WiFi doesn't have the power you need, emerging WiMAX technology may fit the bill. The TechZone has just posted a primer on WiMAX that'll give you some insight into what it takes to build a WiMAX network. "The latest technology buzz is WiMAX wireless networks. We have heard many things about this wonderful new long haul wireless technology that it almost seems as though you are just a phone call away from having yours' designed and installed. Well before you start assuming things like we all do, we thought as engineers and network architects we would share personal experiences and the experiences of... Read more...
Not wanting to fall behind, the U.S. is looking to fully embrace WiMAX technology. While opening up different frequencies for WiMAX use, including, the 700-MHz band currently used for analog cable, the Bush administration hopes to bring "universal, affordable access for broadband [in the United States] by 2007". "Washington is looking to expand the spectrum to satisfy what could be enormous demand for the technology. This year and next, the U.S. government is expected to auction off the separate 1,710- and 2,110-MHz frequency bands for WiMAX applications."... Read more...
Tonight Techware Labs covers the differences between WiMax and WiFi. WiFi certainly isn't going anywhere at the moment, but WiMax is an ambitious idea and is already being used in some scenarios. "WiMax is new wireless networking standard that will provide non-line of sight wireless coverage up to 30 miles. This article explains how this new technology affects other wireless technologies like cellular phones and WiFI. "... Read more...
The TechZone.com pulled together a test comparing the performance of WiFi and WiMAX.  They discuss the differences for each technology as well as analyzing and comparing their performance.  This is a good read if you are entertaining a wireless upgrade and want to see if it really worth the added cost of the lastest and greatest technology.  QOS (Quality of Service) is an major issue with WiMax because of the number of people accessing a tower at once. Some would think that a tower could be easily overloaded with a lot of people accessing it at once. Built into the WiMax standard is an algorithm that when the tower/base station is nearing capacity then it automatically will transfer... Read more...
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