Mobile WiMax Standard Approved
Dec 8, 2005, 2:00 PM by (staff)
The IEEE standards group yesterday announced final approval of the 802.16e standard, commonly known as Mobile WiMax. Mobile WiMax trials and certification testing are expected to start in the first quarter of 2006, organized by the WiMax Forum. Products will likely follow late 2006 and services by early 2007. The standard builds on the 802.16 standards for fixed WiMax, adding support for handoffs between base stations, as well as multiple improvements for mobile device battery life and security.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
AT&T: Our 5G Network Will Be 100 Times Quicker than LTE
AT&T today revealed its plans to test and eventually deploy 5G wireless technology, which it says will offer performance 10 to 100 times faster than today's LTE. AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G in its labs during the second quarter of the year, with field tests to follow over the summer months.
AT&T Not Waiting for 5G Standard, to Offer Consumer Trials
AT&T today laid out more of it is roadmap for 5G and brazenly said it is moving forward despite the lack of standardization for 5G. "We're not waiting until the final standards are set to lay the foundation for our evolution to 5G," said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president, Technology and Operations.
4G time. .. My thoughts.
wimax is pretty interesting technology to me, but no one has any idea how it will perform in a true environment instead of in the labs. i still think that many carriers will start to test many other technologies, but the problem is, i dont think they have enough spectrum to launch it in the cities to get an roic on the investment. cingular obviously is doing umts/hsda, while verizon is doing ev-do rev O and REV A. the only other company that has plenty of spectrum to deploy any 4g technology is sprint/nextel eventhough they already are going from DO rev o to rev a.
i think it comes down to flarion, td-cdma, and wimax. if wimax is true on what the speeds and the signal lengths can travel then it will be a very huge...
That four year deadline strongly suggests that they'll do UMT...
WiMAX will Die a Painful Death
In the meantime, the world will not stand still. You'll have release 6 or even 7 from UMTS by then which will probably include an OFDMA downlink at least and an all IP architecture. They will learn from wimax implementation errors.
Qualcomm seeks to standardize FLASH-OFDM which already does everything wimax...
I can see in now.....
"Get the new WiMax version...