WhyMax? A much-hyped wireless technology is about to be put to the test

WhyMax? A much-hyped wireless technology is about to be put to the test
FOR the 60,000 people attending at 3GSM, the wireless industry’s annual trade show that took place in Barcelona last week, WiMax was everywhere: on huge banners, on the lips of executives and on products in display cases. Everywhere, that is, except in the real world. The vaunted new wireless technology promises to combine the speed of broadband internet access with the ubiquity of mobile phones. Even as mobile operators start to upgrade their networks to the latest enhanced third-generation (3G) equipment, WiMax boosters say their technology is superior. Now that WiMax networks are starting to pop up around the world, the industry will soon find out if they are right.
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