Future of WiMax

Murphy, Jay, DOH Jay.Murphy at state.nm.us
Wed Jun 16 20:22:28 UTC 2010


LTE and WiMax a more siblings, than distinct rivalries. The technologies will grow together over time, versus, one taking the ascendancy, and the other, descent. WiMAX is here today, and long term evolution, well, let's see how the futures play out.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rubens Kuhl [mailto:rubensk at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 1:48 PM
To: Seth Mattinen
Cc: nanOG list
Subject: Re: Future of WiMax

The future of WiMAX seems a lot less promising now that FD-LTE is the
clear winner for wide-scale mobile deployment, and TD-LTE, 802.11n and
proprietary technologies will compete for non-paired spectrum and/or
niche markets.

But one can build a network with WiMAX and make money out of it;
global market forces have established the big picture, not what would
happen on a specific scenario.


On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Seth Mattinen <sethm at rollernet.us> wrote:
> A while back I remember reading a comment here that "WiMax is not a
> future proof technology" and that several manufacturers have dropped it
> or something to that effect. I think it was in the starting a WiMax ISP
> thread. This has stuck in my head, and I was curious if there was any
> truth to this.
> WiMax sounds promising, but I certainly don't hear a lot about it other
> than Sprint/Clear. Is it just that everyone that's doing wireless is
> sticking with relatively inexpensive 802.11 a/b/g/n products, or is
> WiMax really a dead end?
> ~Seth

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