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Impact of WiMAX Standard Adoption May Be Long Ways Away

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.