What is WiMAX?

WiMAX is a coined term or acronym meaning worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX). What WiMAX is however at its heart is a standards initiative. Its purpose is to ensure…

Wi-Fi Systems

In addition to 3G, Wi-Fi based-systems may be used to provide broadband wireless. Wi-Fi is based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards and is primarily a local area networking…

What is Fixed WiMAX ?

Fixed WiMAX offers cost effective point to point and point to multipoint solutions. What makes WiMAX so exciting is the broad range of applications it makes possible but not limited…

WiMAX versus 3G and Wi-Fi

How does WiMAX compare with the existing and emerging capabilities of 3G and Wi-Fi? The throughput capabilities of WiMAX depend on the channel bandwidth used. Unlike 3G systems, which have…

Narrowband Wireless Local-Loop Systems

Naturally, the first application for which a wireless alternative was developed and deployed was voice telephony. These systems, called wireless local-loop (WLL), were quite successful in developing countries such as…

What is Mobile Wimax ?

Mobile WiMAX allows any telecommunications to go mobile. Mobile WiMAX takes the fixed wireless application a step furher and enables cell phone-like applications on a much larger scale. For example,…

Emergence of Standards-Based Technology

In 1998, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) formed a group called 802.16 to develop a standard for what was called a wireless metropolitan area network, or wireless…