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  • WiMax: It's good for a lot more than consumer handsets

    Posted July 19, 2011 - 10:50 am

    While WiMax has lost the battle to be the 4G technology of choice for most U.S. consumer handsets, it's still alive and kicking in the enterprise market.
  • QuickStudy: 4G Wireless

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    When smartphones came into wide use for Internet access and data transmission, consumers and carriers quickly recognized the need for faster, more reliable wireless data networks with broader geographical coverage. The current mobile telecommunications technologies, collectively known as 3G, for third generation, emerged about 10 years ago. At long last, successor technologies are now entering commercial service. The whole idea behind 4G is that it will offer very fast, widely available broadband.
  • The New WiMAX

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    While you're waiting for WiMAX or other 4G data technologies to roll out, you might be interested in knowing that a new, faster still, WiMAX2, is on its way.
  • 4G Essentials

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:22 am

    There is plenty of hype around 4G technologies but beyond the rhetoric some real implementations are happening. Here's a roundup of the latest coverage of the 4G world.
  • The state of 4G in 2010

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    The transition to 4G services will slowly start to take shape by the end of the year.
  • Seattle ferries offer WiFi to passengers with Wimax

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 11:55 am

    The Washington State Ferry system is now using wireless Wimax to connect 15 boats near Seattle with on-shore antennas to bring WiFi to ferry passengers.
  • Why WiMax should be on the CIO's radar

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    High speeds, freedom from carriers' app limitations will be chief advantages -- when broad WiMax coverage finally arrives
  • Broadband stimulus: Where do fiber, wire options fit?

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    When it comes to bringing broadband to underserved areas of the United States, there is a general consensus that wireless technologies such as 802.11y, WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be crucial to getting people connected. However, many experts and service providers say that fiber infrastructure could be a big a piece of the puzzle as well.
  • Mobile WiMax may not make corporate connections

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Can mobile WiMax work for business users who are looking for high-speed wireless Internet access? Sprint Nextel Corp. and financial backers that include Intel Corp. and Google Inc. think it can. But WiMax has some obvious limitations.
  • WiMax is here: What you need to know

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    WiMax is often confused with Wi-Fi. But only the names are similar. For example, WiMax is 100 percent IP, whereas Wi-Fi is not.
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