Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Update on WiMAX

WiMAX is gaining momentum, especially in Taiwan, Japan and Italy.

Looking at the technicalities, we have seen several interesting developments recently:
  • Standard: The ITU approves the standard as 3G.
  • Handover: Datang (a TD-SCDMA vendor) challenges the ITU decision, pointing to the lack of handover capabilities. Interestingly, Alcatel-Lucent and Onemax just demonstrated seamless 16e handover in the Dominican Republic, a 'world's first'.
  • Interference: Reports out of Australia over satellite interference. Interesting to see how this develops.

1 comment:

telsave said...

WiMAX is also hitting the UK towards the end of this year with Manchester being the first of 50 cities earmarked for the technology, although costings have yet to be announced.