Impact of WiMAX Standard Adoption May Be Long Ways Away

Several vendors have launched WiMAX products recently, but the real affects won't be felt until products based on IEEE 802.16e begin to become available, probably after 2007.

June 17, 2005

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For most other organizations, these initial WiMax rollouts are more significant as a potential stepping stone to mobile WiMax based on the emerging 802.16e standard. This technology will provide a viable alternative to 3G and metro-Wi-Fi, designed with wide area packet data services in mind.

Intel is a key to the success of WiMax. If Intel follows through on its promise to integrate WiMax into future notebook designs, WiMax-802.16e could be a major force by the end of the decade.

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