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FCC clears Sprint-Clearwire WiMAX merger

Originally announced in May of this year, the merger between the WiMAX divisions of Sprint and Clearwire is coming ever closer to reality: the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that it has unanimously... More...

United Nations agency gives boost to WiMax

The United Nations telecommunications agency in Geneva gave the upstart technology called WiMax a vote of approval, providing a sizable victory for Intel and something of a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson.... More...

Hamilton, Ontario Hosts WiMax Trials

Primus Canada and Mipps Inc. are conducting WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-2005 (3.5 GHz) trials in Hamilton, ON, using new WiMAX equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. The WiMAX trial is free for Hamilton residents and small businesses, and... More...

Fujitsu Announces New WiMax Chip

At Interop in Las Vegas, Fujitsu Microelectronics America has announced its first mobile silicon on chip WiMax product. The MB86K21 802.16e, samples of which will start shipping in August, is designed to show significant performance... More...

Mass Market for WiMax Still Years Away

The mass market for WiMax technology faces a number of challenges, but will probably reach its potential within five years. "Now that the certification of WiMax equipment has started and coverage areas have begun to... More...

First WiMAX Products Officially Certified

The first four WiMAX products have received certification from the WiMAX Forum, the organization said yesterday. Though more than 150 deployments and trials of WiMAX products have already been launched and tested, the certification... More...

Intel Sees WiMax Trials in Asia end-2005

Intel Corp., the world's largest microchip maker, said on Thursday it expected to implement trials of the emerging wireless broadband technology called "WiMax" in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines by year-end. Intel, which... More...

WiMAX Trial in the UK

Telabria has partnered with the University of Kent in order to trial broadband wireless WiMAX technology over the Canterbury area. It's hoped that the WiMAX pilot will deliver business-class wireless broadband services to the entire... More...

WiMax Vendors Look to Mobility

WiMax equipment and component makers announced steady progress on fixed wireless broadband products but looked eagerly to a future mobile WiMax, as industry participants gathered at the Wireless Communications Alliance's WCA International Symposium and Business... More...

Intel Bets on WiMax by Backing Clearwire

Intel and cellular phone billionaire Craig McCaw have joined forces to deliver a new high-speed wireless Internet service. Intel said Monday that it is investing an undisclosed amount of money in McCaw's company,... More...

Intel, Alcatel Partner on WiMAX

Intel is confident that WiMAX eventually will gain acceptance among laptop and handset makers, similar to that enjoyed by Wi-Fi in recent years. WiMax has a longer reach than Wi-Fi, with a range of up... More...

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