Future of WiMax

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:35:16 -0700
From: Seth Mattinen <sethm@rollernet.us>

WiMax sounds promising, but I certainly don't hear a lot about it


than Sprint/Clear. Is it just that everyone that's doing wireless is
sticking with relatively inexpensive 802.11 a/b/g/n products, or is
WiMax really a dead end?

Sprint/Clear certainly thinks it has promise. They just put up a
wireless tower just next door to my house in San Jose... (Well, Clear
actually received permission from the city zoning dept...)

Gregory Hicks

they've already claimed they'll probably switch to LTE. They said it was just a software change to do that. Of course the standard for actually placing a phone call on it (LTE) has yet to finalized.

They have not claimed this. The option to change is there if LTE
becomes a better long term solution but no one has said it will happen
(or even probably).

Either way, both technologies will continue to develop and both will
be viable players in the marketplace for quite some time.