A CIO article examines why WiMax will be very popular among corporate IT managers. In a nutshell, because of its longer range and its presumed wide adoption, it will be cheaper and easier to maintain a WiMax network for a large office than a Wi-Fi one.
Five Reasons – Wait, Six! – to Start Considering WiMax Today
Submitted by estherschindler 2008-05-17 Internet 6 Comments
Unless you’re a major ISP, that is. The US version of WiMax operates on the licensed 2.5GHz band and virtually all of the licenses are owned by ISPs like Sprint/Clearwire.
(Technically, 5.8GHz WiMax exists, but nobody is planning to sell compatible hardware in the US.)
Oh god yes, please save us from the vendor lock-in of Wi-Fi.
No wait, that’s not right….
Yes, we’re really lacking in vendors who provide Wi-Fi gear. No wait, again that’s not right…
I’ts like cutting phone bills by being your own telephone company.
When will people stop listening to Vaughn-Nichols?
Edited 2008-05-17 12:02 UTC