WiMAX technology offers a perfect next-generation wireless solution. Unfortunately, it requires a completely new infrastructure, so it is best for greenfield deployment. It is dubious that major service providers will decide to deploy it instead of upgrading their existing 3G networks to LTE. You can expect to see WiMAX technology in greenfield networks trying to sell high-speed connectivity (for example, high-speed Internet access in rural networks).
Dig Deeper on Telecommunication networking
Related Q&A from Ivan Pepelnjak
Telecom networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak details the similarities and differences between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and multi-tenant ... Continue Reading
Telecom networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak breaks down the speed, bandwidth and security benefits of moving from a simple cable Internet connection to ... Continue Reading
It's notoriously hard to limit peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, but IP expert Ivan Pepelnjak has some ideas on how service providers can deal with ... Continue Reading