Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Intel introduces WiMAX platform
Posted on 19-Apr-2005 01:47 | Tags Filed under: News



Intel Corporation has announced the availability of its first WiMAX product, providing equipment manufacturers and carriers the ability to deliver next-generation wireless broadband networks around the world.

In addition, several service providers worldwide announced plans to begin commercial WiMAX trials based on Intel silicon products later this yea. Some equipment providers also announced WiMAX solutions based on Intel's product.

WiMAX, short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a standards-based wireless technology for providing high-speed, last-mile broadband connectivity to homes and businesses and for mobile wireless networks. The platform delivers the features needed to provide cost-effective, high-speed wireless modems for homes and businesses.

Intel says that initial deployments will enable delivery of broadband Internet access to remote areas not currently served by DSL or cable, and will make it possible to wirelessly connect buildings up to several miles apart. Because it is standards-based, WiMAX technology is expected to make it easier and more cost-effective for new and existing broadband users to enjoy wireless Internet access.

Previously codenamed "Rosedale," the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface device is based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, giving carriers and end-users the confidence that equipment from different vendors will work together. WiMAX solutions based on 802.16-2004 enable the creation of high-speed, fixed wireless broadband networks, providing Internet connectivity, Internet Protocol (IP) and TDM Voice capabilities and IP-based real-time video at high speeds.

Some of the carriers working with Intel to enable a broad ecosystem around WiMAX include: AT&T (US), Altitude Telecom (France), BT (UK), Brasil Telecom (Brazil), ETB (Columbia), Iberbanda (Spain), Millicom (Argentina), Qwest (US), Sify (India), Speakeasy (US), Telkom (South Africa), Telmex (Mexico), TowerStream (US), and UHT (Ukraine).







comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
Created by Gordy7, last reply by JimmyH on 22-Nov-2017 22:41 (179 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


2degrees WiFi calling
Created by freitasm, last reply by Handsomedan on 24-Nov-2017 15:57 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Black Friday Deals
Created by DjShadow, last reply by Nil Einne on 25-Nov-2017 10:37 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Problem with mobile internet in Christchurch?
Created by PaulBags, last reply by Linux on 24-Nov-2017 21:17 (15 replies)

Steam Link $11 from EBGames NZ
Created by reven, last reply by logo on 24-Nov-2017 21:30 (12 replies)

CGA claim - is this reasonable?
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by sir1963 on 24-Nov-2017 19:12 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


2talk ineptitude [RANT]
Created by martinjward, last reply by martinjward on 23-Nov-2017 14:52 (11 replies)

Phone scammers know our name.... how?
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by WyleECoyoteNZ on 21-Nov-2017 20:46 (11 replies)