Mobile WiMax standard officially approved

Mobile WiMAX standard for wireless broadband access has been officially approved on the 7th of December. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) ratified the 12th draft of the standard, which brings an end to the work of the 802.16 Task Group which has considered more then 6,000 comments and about 900 documents since it started its work in 2002. The approval of the 802.12e-2005 standard will allow manufacturers to design devices which will inter operate with gear from other vendors. The WiMax Forum, an industry group responsible for testing and certifying gear will start trials in early 2006, with certified products hitting the market later on in 2006, and services following in 2007.

IEEE via InfoWorld

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