WiMAX Goes Defensive

It’s been a busy month in the WiMAX industry, with no less than three conferences in one week around the world bringing the faithful together to examine the opportunities for a standard under mounting pressure. The first half of 2010 was tough for the 802.16e standard, once the darling of the wireless world. The WiMAX […]

Is WiMAX a failure in the UK?

Freedom4 UK WiMAX broadband provider

This week saw the closure of Freedom4, one of Britain’s two key WiMAX service providers, and the sale of its licensed spectrum and assets to competitor UK Broadband for a paltry £12.5 million ($18.4 million), making the latter the only remaining license-holding WiMAX ISP in the country. Freedom4, a joint venture between Pipex Communications and […]

The Connected Train Comes of Age

This is the first in a series of articles about Wi-Fi for public transport and the convergence of Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, and WiMAX technologies. In May 1844 Samuel Morse sent the world’s first telegraph message over an experimental wireline between Baltimore and Washington; the telegraph masts that carried the message were erected beside the tracks […]