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Approval draws near for WiMAX 2 standard

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Approval draws near for WiMAX 2 standard
WiMAX is still in its infancy here in the US, so it may come as a surprise that WiMAX 2 is already approaching the final stages of development. According to recent reports, the standard is expected to gain approval by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) this coming November.

If all goes to plan, IEEE should begin certifying devices next year, with network rollout expected in 2012. Despite all the fancy new network hardware, WiMAX 2 will be backwards compatible with original WiMAX devices, so HTC EVO 4G owners (and soon-to-be Samsung Epic 4G owners) need not worry.

With download speeds theoretically approaching the 1Gbps mark, WiMAX 2 will undoubtedly be a huge step forward for mobile broadband – especially considering many early subscribers will probably be transitioning directly from 3G devices. So here’s to hoping the Mayans were wrong about 2012. We’d hate to miss out on all the upcoming WiMAX 2 goodness.


source: Computerworld via Gizmodo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


This makes me pumped

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 14:11

4. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


F LTE IN THE A

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 12:10

2. bid_D (unregistered)


sorry for the battery life

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 18:07

5. miggy man (unregistered)


@big_d dont be mad you have an iphone4 and are using at&t's 2g netowrk...SPRINT FTW

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 13:11

3. theBankRobber (unregistered)


That's great news. Maybe this can put a stop to the rumors of Sprint going to LTE. Wimax is great, and I'm getting 10mbs in my area and others get about 13 to 14mbs in other cities. I just hope they get 4g rolled out more in my area so I can have it in my house because Verizon's slow 3mbs DSL speed is a killer for me at the price of $35.

posted on 17 Aug 2010, 19:29

6. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)


I love fast download speed as much as the next guy but 1Gbps is just a insane level.

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 10:01

7. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


insane......and happy

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 11:03

8. Virtual (unregistered)


ZOMG 1GBPS DOWNLOAD SPEEDASLKJDHALSDFASKLFH!!!! *brain melts*

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