Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a recent standard that aims to provide wireless high-speed Internet access over large areas. WiMAX can offer up to a 30-mile signal radius. Although WiMAX uses a different technology than standard 802.11 Wi-Fi networks, from an end-user perspective the connectivity method is similar.
WiMAX networks can be either fixed or mobile. Fixed WiMAX uses the IEEE 802.16 standard and offers 37Mbps download and 17Mbps upload rates. On the other hand, mobile WiMAX is based on the newer IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard and offers a theoretical throughput . . .
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