Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Stratellite: WiMAX in the stratosphere

GlobeTel Communications will buy HotZone, which is already developing a Stratellite for GlobeTel subsidiary Sanswire.

It will put a WiMAX base station in an airship at an altitude of 20 kilometers. The coverage area is 300,000 square kilometers (about the size of Poland - not bad!).

Of course this is an as yet unproven technology, not to mention the business case. Interesting stuff, though, for looking at what WiMAX will be capable of.

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