Future of WiMax

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Fri Jun 18 22:41:07 UTC 2010

On 2010-06-18 10:49, Akyol, Bora A wrote:
> This is not exactly true.
> With the 3G networks (GSM) you can get.
> 7.2-Mbps HSDPA (downstream)
> 5.8-Mbps HSUPA (upstream)

3gpp rel7 hsdpa/hsupa goes about 4 fold faster than that down and twice 
as fast up without having to resort to mimo.

whether any of these technologies can beat a recycled 802.11n phy with 
time division duplex in the mac layer as far as throughput goes is very 
much an open question.

most of what you'd consider really high throughput from lte systems 
comes a the expense of spectrum that is shared with a a lot of other 
devices so don't think for a second you're going to get 170Mb/s down and 
80Mb/s up.

> 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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