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Irish Broadband says it will have broadband wireless networks live in all of its coverage area later this year: The operator currently serves several markets and was recently awarded licenses for seven additional areas throughout Ireland. This article notes that Irish Broadband’s collaboration with Intel on a network in Leixlip is Ireland’s first WiMax trial. While technically that’s impossible because WiMax gear isn’t available, it’s clear the trial uses equipment based on the standard. O2 has also conducted a trial in a remote town in Ireland aimed at testing WiMax.
I’m also a bit confused about one comment from an Irish Broadband spokesman about the ubiquity of WiMax which he says doesn’t require users to be tied to a connection in the wall. The initial WiMax networks will require an antenna at the user premise which is then hardwired to a user’s modem, connected to a PC via Ethernet. A Wi-Fi extension, of course, eliminates the wiring. But WiMax on its own, at least initially, will require users to be tied to the wall.
Posted by nancyg at March 2, 2005 4:21 PM
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