Thursday, December 08, 2005

WiMAX unleashed

Om Malik points to this IEEE post today on the approval of the WiMAX 802.16e standard. Short story is this is the easy part. Upgradability and adoption issues still to be overcome.

Update: For more geeky goodness (with graphs!) check out this post from Dialy Wireless:

"The key difference between the fixed and mobile WiMax standards is a more-efficient OFDM modulation called OFDMA. OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division Multiple Access) can assign a subset of sub-carriers to individual users. By using different subcarriers multiple people can connect at the same time on the same frequency without interference."

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