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An analyst from Ovum wonders if mobile WiMax might be a solution for mobile operators beyond 3G: But he says that it’s just too early to determine whether WiMax might make a good option, given that the mobile WiMax standard is still a ways into the future and because other technologies are also contenders.
I’m suspicious that the mobile version of WiMax will have some very real shortcomings compared to technologies that were architected for mobility. WiMax was initially built to be a fixed solution. The decision to try to add mobility came later. The most efficient application of WiMax will be a portable service; one that allows customers to access the network from a laptop from various locations around town. Other networks, such as the 3G networks, should be used for applications that require actual mobility, like automotive services or applications onboard trains.
Posted by nancyg at February 11, 2005 11:06 AM
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