posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 05:13 PM
WiMAX is the newest emerging technology that is gaining in popularity. WiMAX technology, for ones that know what all the hoopla is about, is
wireless broadband technology over long distances. WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a complementary technology to Wifi. With
this technology, you'll be able to take your wireless enabled notbook or PDA and obtain instant internet within about 30 miles of the coverage area.
It could enable people without broadband or dsl access high speed internet service. Sources predict that WiMAX will command a 70% market share in the
next five years.
WiMAX and other emerging high-speed wireless technologies will capture more than 40 percent of the wireless broadband business over the next few
years, leaving 3G with less than 60 percent of the market in 2009, according to a just published report from TelecomView.
Our forecasts show that WiMAX will be the clear winner amongst the new high-speed wireless technologies," said Ian Cox, principal analyst at
TelecomView and co-author of the report. "WiMAX will pick up 70 percent of this new market segment by 2009 due to its higher performance and
flexibility compared to the alternatives. 3G will be important for its mobility, but WiMAX will directly compete with DSL.
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This is a flexible go anywhere technology. While on a family vaction and driving down the highway, your kids in the back of the car could be
sending and receiving email to and from grandparents and other updates along the way. Many people in rural areas can not get high speed internet
access. With this technology, many people not accustomed to broadband acces will now have to the opportunity to do so.
[edit on 7-12-2004 by birddawg]