Actually,

I would argue that the great thing about wimax is not really interop- its lower costs on CPE. Until there is an agreed upon profile for WImax QOS, then literally everyone who buys wimax base stations will use the same manufacturers client devices. The only major difference is CPE cost, which will be in the sub 300 range by mid 07. Now all the propritary systems on the market currently cant deliver the level of service that wimax equipment can, with the same projected CPE cost.

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Jeff

On Apr 5, 2006, at 10:21 AM, Steve Stroh wrote:


Matt:

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 interoperability.

If you've waited this long for "WiMAX" capabilities, and don't care about interoperability... you've waited several years longer than you needed to.


Thanks,

Steve


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.

-Matt


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