I didn't mean to imply that I am waiting on the technology. We use
Orthogon today, which provides us all the capabilities of WiMAX and then
some. However, the price point simply doesn't compete with Canopy for
last mile use, which is why we continue to use it. We are waiting on the
capabilities at a price point similar to Canopy. None of the WiMAX
vendors offer that today and I don't see how selling millions of 3.5Ghz
radios is going to help the situation in the US.
Steve Stroh wrote:
The "capabilities" of WiMAX ALREADY exist in the proprietary products
of Alvarion, Redline, Aperto Networks, etc. WiMAX is a standardization
of the lowest-common-denominator of those capabilities, with certified
If you've waited this long for "WiMAX" capabilities, and don't care
about interoperability... you've waited several years longer than you
On Apr 5, 2006, at 09:02, Matt Liotta wrote:
The entire point of WiMAX may be interoperability, but from a fixed
wireless standpoint interoperability is meaningless. When and if
mobile WiMAX becomes interesting interoperability will be important.
Until then there is no need for it in a fixed wireless network, so
the certification badge isn't desirable. What is desirable is the
capabilities of the radios. We certainly want to see 802.16-based
radios in 5.8Ghz.
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