WiMAX: Fixed vs. Mobile
TelecomBeat has posted my first article from the WiMAX World show -- outlining the debate about fixed vs. mobile WiMAX deployments -- WiMAX: Fixed vs. Mobile
The nascent WiMAX industry finds itself at a turning point in its evolution as the WiMAX World Conference and Exposition opens in Boston, Mass. this week.More on the Telecom Beat website.
While the early “fixed” version of the 802.16 standard has been ratified, and long delayed certification of products appears certain before year-end, the newer (and unfinished) 802.16e “mobile” version of the standard is now getting all of the attention from large manufacturers and potential customers. Unfortunately for vendors and customers, it will be late in 2007 before certified 802.16e equipment is available. As a result, pre-conference presentations at this year’s conference tried to bring attention back to applications for fixed WiMAX.