[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Wed Mar 14 13:00:33 UTC 2007

WiMAX is minimally different than most current wireless broadband equipment.
Its main selling point is higher scale, thus lower cost.  Its improved RF
capabilities result in maybe 10 db.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Alexander Harrowell
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:39 AM
To: Daniel Senie
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

On 3/13/07, Daniel Senie <dts at senie.com> wrote:

> >   How do longer-range wireless technologies like WiMAX
> >potentially impact the equation?
> If cell phone companies have not covered an area, what makes you
> think WiMAX is a magic solution? How well does WiMAX work to cover
> hilly, forested, rural terrain? Who will pay to put up enough towers
> to provide coverage? Will municipalities unhappy about the look of
> towers consider this a reasonable alternative to running services
> along telephone poles that already exist? If the cell carriers
> haven't found it economic to provide coverage, why would the WiMAX

WiMAX should work very well for hilly and forested terrain - it splits
the signal across any multipath that may be around, so the more the
merrier (within reason).

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