Future of WiMax

Akyol, Bora A bora at pnl.gov
Fri Jun 18 17:49:45 UTC 2010

This is not exactly true.

With the 3G networks (GSM) you can get.

7.2-Mbps HSDPA (downstream)
5.8-Mbps HSUPA (upstream)

LTE speeds are much more comparable to Wimax.

-----Original Message-----
From: Holmes,David A [mailto:dholmes at mwdh2o.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:16 AM
To: Seth Mattinen; nanOG list
Subject: RE: Future of WiMax

For business purposes such as fixed wireless access for small branch
offices, it would seem that Wi-Max is superior to current GSM and CDMA
proprietary networks in that the upload/download speeds are symmetric.
It appears that GSM and CDMA networks are based on the asymmetric low
upload bandwidth/high download bandwidth model, thus placing severe
restrictions on business use for fixed locations. 

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